Technology in and for Society: Innovating well for inclusive transitions


Boma Brown-West

Environmental Defense Fund

Director of Consumer Health


Boma has over 15 years’ experience in working with businesses to improve product sustainability. As Director of Consumer Health, Boma leads EDF’s corporate engagement to eliminate toxic chemicals from consumer products, packaging and food in order to create a safer marketplace. She works closely with major retailers and consumer brands, advocating for smart corporate chemicals policies, ambitious corporate sustainability programs and increased value chain transparency. She launched EDF’s Five Pillars for Safer Chemicals Leadership and SustainaBuy: The Future of Sustainable E-Commerce. Prior to joining EDF in 2013, Boma worked for a decade at Whirlpool Corporation, helping to establish the company’s sustainability strategy and working across the industry to create the first ever appliance sustainability standards in North America. Boma has an M.S. in Technology & Policy from MIT and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University.

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