EarthShift Global Sustainability Partners Network: Our Global Knowledge Network – And, Your Resource
Since 2000, EarthShift Global’s team members have been prominent participants in the global environmental sustainability community, forming partnerships, helping develop international standards, and collaborating with industry, governments, universities, NGOs, and other sustainability experts.
Today, the EarthShift Global Sustainability Partners Network unites a diverse range of resources that can be engaged on behalf of our clients – and through our leadership positions in many LCA governing organizations, we’re helping make LCA increasingly relevant to current and future environmental challenges.
Organizations Addressing Sustainability
EarthShift Global personnel are committed to helping build worldwide sustainability infrastructure, and regularly participate on sustainability organizations’ boards and committees, and as speakers and moderators at conferences. We help disseminate information, research findings, and best practices, and ensure that our own knowledge is up to date.
The organization where LCA was originally defined, SETAC offers LCA and sustainability-oriented conferences and includes advisory boards working to further these methodologies.
A joint program between SETAC and the United Nations Environmental Program, the Life Cycle Initiative works to broaden the reach of LCA by strengthening the technology and making it accessible to developing nations.
Part of the global organization for chemical engineering professionals, the Institute for Sustainability has done extensive work to further the science of sustainability, including pioneering work in Total Cost Assessment that evolved into S-ROI and a robust Sustainability Guide that is the basis for our S-ROI checklist.
The Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation: This global LCA member organization was formed in January of 2015, with the goal of accelerating the promotion and development of Life Cycle Assessment.
Through its work with the Pathways to Prosperity Challenge, EarthShift Global is privileged to partner with four outstanding organizations towards a goal of providing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Americas with innovative measures to build sustainability, market access, and competitiveness.
As the project manager for this extensive program, WEC provides thoughtful and competent leadership. Going far beyond the environment, the organization works on projects that lead to true sustainability, supporting people, the planet, and profit.
Every client situation is unique, and when specialized knowledge is needed to help address a challenge or solve a problem, EarthShift Global is able to draw on some of the world’s best-known and most effective LCA and sustainability experts.
Lead by former EPA LCA Research Program Manager Mary Ann Curran, BAMAC provides rigorous critical reviews for many of EarthShift Global’s studies.
Impact Infrastructure is EarthShift Global’s partner in S-ROI with a focus on infrastructure and buildings projects. Impact Infrastructure provides innovative tools and services to determine the costs and benefits of these projects. In addition to analyzing traditional financial costs and benefits, they also monetize the value of other impacts of sustainable design, including flood risk mitigation, carbon absorption, health benefits, and many others. Impact Infrastructure's tools and services are used to promote cost-effective design decisions and reveal the hidden value of sustainable design. Their software products are: Autocase for Sustainable Buildings and Autocase for Green Infrastructure. The company is working with EarthShift Global to adapt its tools to additional tightly targeted applications.
Franklin Associates has provided Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Solid Waste Management consulting services since it was founded in 1975 by William E. Franklin and Marjorie A. Franklin. We have provided these services to clients in the public and private sectors ever since. Franklin Associates' professional staff is made up of engineers and physical scientists.
In 2003, we became Franklin Associates, A Division of ERG (Eastern Research Group). This association provided a great deal of synergy between the two firms, which had worked together for many years.
Tim provides tear-down services specifically designed to streamline the LCA process, creating detailed bills of materials that include material names and masses as well as identification of difficult-to-disassemble areas that present opportunities to improve the reuse/recyclability of the product. For additional dynamic organizations in the field of sustainability, see our Technical Advisory Board and our Business Advisory Board.
John Cirucci is a geospatial analyst, process technologist, and LCA practitioner who provides GIS-based decision support, spatial data visualization, and multiple criteria decision models for new product development, sustainability studies, siting and routing, competitive analyses, and strategic expansion. Services include analytical decision guidance, custom tool creation, interactive and real-time mapping, and spatial analysis capability building.
Whole Works helps businesses create lasting value by developing a sustainability-minded culture across the organization. Matt creates workshops and simulation-based leadership programs that transform how decisions are made and build the competencies needed to link stakeholder priorities to the drivers of business performance.