Partners Network – Sustainable Organizations
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
- Software Distributors
- Pathways to Prosperity Partners
- LCA and Sustainability Consultants
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. By doing so, we help disseminate information, research findings and best practices, and also 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.
UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative
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.
The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment: ACLCA offers an annual North American conference as well as many learning experiences for new and experienced LCA practitioners.
AIChE Institute for Sustainability
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.
- New! Videos on Sustainability Return on Investment (S-ROI) Lise Laurin recently created two videos for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), follow the link above to access them.
The Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation: This global LCA member organization was formed in January of 2015, with a goal of accelerating the promotion and development of Life Cycle Assessment.
Green Electronics Council
Home of the EPEAT ratings for electronics and sponsors of the Emerging Green Conference, the Green Electronics Council is helping reduce the impacts of computers and other electronic devices.
US Green Building Council: The USGBC brought green buildings to the attention of the world through its development of the LEED building rating system.
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
Athena brings LCA to buildings providing specialized tools and support.
The following organizations resell EarthShift Global software, and provide a range of value-added services that can be called upon by our clients.
Our representative in Mexico, CADIS provides EarthSmart, PackageSmart and 3Pillars software along with Spanish-language support and consulting.
Our representative in Europe, ESU Services provides EarthSmart and PackageSmart support and consulting services.
Pathways to Prosperity Partners
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.
US Department of State
As funder of the project, the US Department of State shows its dedication to self-sustaining solutions that cultivate democracy, open markets and social inclusion.
World Environment Center (WEC)
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, planet and profit.
Wizards at results-based management, Baastel provides a backbone for the project, dramatically increasing participants’ chances for success.
Context Partners facilitate all types of networks and relationship building.
LCA and Sustainability Consultants
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.
EarthShift Global supports ERM’s work in Sustainability Return on Investment (S-ROI), including adapting the methodology to help assess alternative energy-mix scenarios.
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.
News Release on August 30, 2016:
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.
Experts in aquaculture, SustainAqua partners with EarthShift Global to assess the best solutions for aquaculturists and the planet.