Our team of sustainability experts is equipped with the knowledge and real-world experience to help clients develop and integrate sustainable practices into their organizations or communities.
We collaborate with public- and private-sector clients to pursue economic growth and development in a socially equitable and environmentally sensitive manner. Our approach ensures sustainability initiatives align with each unique business or agency objective and generate the institutional buy-in required for success.
In addition to improved stakeholder relations and communication, our sustainability planning efforts include improved resource efficiencies, reduced operating costs, and better risk management. Most important, we equip clients with information and tools for managing the increasingly complex and interconnected needs of business, environment, and society.
Related specialties and services:
- Adaptive pathways analyses
- International best practices and public reporting
- Metrics development and performance measurement
- Public outreach and stakeholder engagement
- Sustainability assessments, audits, and benchmarking
What does it mean when a company makes a pledge towards “net zero,” “carbon neutral,” or “climate neutral”? There is wide disparity in how these terms are being used, and the devil is in the details. Learn how ESA guides our clients through the terminology so they can achieve clear and actionable targets. With time running out to stabilize the climate, it is ever more critical that these terms have clear meaning and are widely understood by stakeholders.
California’s Senate Bill 379 requires cities and counties to incorporate climate adaptation and resiliency strategies into their General Plans. But many communities in Southern California lack the staffing and financial resources to help them prepare ahead of the state’s January 1, 2022 deadline. In order to assist these communities, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) developed the Regional Climate Adaptation Framework.
Patricia Fonseca Flores, ASLA, LEED AP, has joined ESA as our new Sustainable Design Director. With her 15 years of landscape architecture experience managing landscape, urban design, and planning projects, Patricia will lead the firm’s sustainable design and develop community resilience strategies across all of our practice areas.
Across the spectrum of climate hazards the impacts of climate change will fall hardest on those who are historically over-burdened and most susceptible, including the elderly, infants and children; people and communities of color; and people living in poverty.