Environmental

Gnarus Advisors has assembled a unique team of recognized, cross-disciplinary professionals with deep and broad expertise in environment and natural resources. Our experts and consultants combined backgrounds in economics, environmental science, engineering, and regulation provides our clients with a single integrated source for independent and objective expert testimony in litigation and tailored, insightful deliverables in consulting assignments.

Areas of Focus

ADVISORY SERVICES

  • Compliance Counseling
  • Gnarus advises companies and law firms on complicated environmental regulatory and permitting issues. Gnarus consultants have vast experience, both within environmental regulatory agencies and as consultants to companies, in evaluating and in providing guidance for the most difficult compliance questions. Gnarus consultants also provide strategic support to companies involved in complex permitting projects.

    Gnarus has particular expertise in regulatory and permitting issues under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the state counterparts to these laws. Our experts include former top regulatory officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from both headquarters and regional offices, the Department of Energy and state environmental agencies.

  • Management Assessment
  • Gnarus is a global leader in helping companies analyze the value of their environmental programs. Our experts advise companies and organizations in virtually every industry on how to improve environmental performance, minimize unnecessary environmental costs and use their environmental procedures and policies to achieve strategic goals. What sets Gnarus experts apart is our ability to combine extensive firsthand experience in complex environmental, regulatory, technical, and economics cases with an understanding of business management. Our environmental management assessment and systems improvements services include:

    • Working with companies to assess the adequacy of their management systems and to implement real improvements in these systems long before the existence of ISO 14001 and other formalized environmental management system standards.
    • Recognizing that every organization operates differently, with different corporate cultures and in different regulatory environments; a one-size-fits-all management approach is bound for failure. Gnarus experts work within the framework of a company’s existing management style to develop management systems that achieve consistent and reliable results.
    • One-time management assessments and developing comprehensive management systems for corporate programs, product lines, or manufacturing plants results in improved accountability programs, performance metrics, auditing programs and environmental information systems.
  • Liability Estimation
  • Our experts and consultants have advanced capabilities in financial modeling, Monte Carlo analysis, statistics, liability risk projections, and related disciplines.
  • Sustainability
  • Gnarus experts are experienced in evaluating, measuring and implementing cross-disciplinary sustainability programs, with particular expertise in product and process sustainability.
  • Trusted Advisor
  • Gnarus experts and consultants are available to provide a sounding board for high-level environmental program evaluation, including balance sheet reserves, agency negotiation, vendor selection, overall program effectiveness, environmental portfolio prioritization and management and difficult issue resolution.

Gnarus advises companies and law firms on complicated environmental regulatory and permitting issues. Gnarus consultants have vast experience, both within environmental regulatory agencies and as consultants to companies, in evaluating and in providing guidance for the most difficult compliance questions. Gnarus consultants also provide strategic support to companies involved in complex permitting projects.

Gnarus has particular expertise in regulatory and permitting issues under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the state counterparts to these laws. Our experts include former top regulatory officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from both headquarters and regional offices, the Department of Energy and state environmental agencies.

Gnarus is a global leader in helping companies analyze the value of their environmental programs. Our experts advise companies and organizations in virtually every industry on how to improve environmental performance, minimize unnecessary environmental costs and use their environmental procedures and policies to achieve strategic goals. What sets Gnarus experts apart is our ability to combine extensive firsthand experience in complex environmental, regulatory, technical, and economics cases with an understanding of business management. Our environmental management assessment and systems improvements services include:

  • Working with companies to assess the adequacy of their management systems and to implement real improvements in these systems long before the existence of ISO 14001 and other formalized environmental management system standards.
  • Recognizing that every organization operates differently, with different corporate cultures and in different regulatory environments; a one-size-fits-all management approach is bound for failure. Gnarus experts work within the framework of a company’s existing management style to develop management systems that achieve consistent and reliable results.
  • One-time management assessments and developing comprehensive management systems for corporate programs, product lines, or manufacturing plants results in improved accountability programs, performance metrics, auditing programs and environmental information systems.
Our experts and consultants have advanced capabilities in financial modeling, Monte Carlo analysis, statistics, liability risk projections, and related disciplines.
Gnarus experts are experienced in evaluating, measuring and implementing cross-disciplinary sustainability programs, with particular expertise in product and process sustainability.
Gnarus experts and consultants are available to provide a sounding board for high-level environmental program evaluation, including balance sheet reserves, agency negotiation, vendor selection, overall program effectiveness, environmental portfolio prioritization and management and difficult issue resolution.

Litigation & Disputes

  • Environmental Disputes Mediation
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution is often required as part of the litigation procedures. Gnarus experts and consultants have extensive experience with the Environmental Protection Agency, state environmental agencies and in the private sector in resolving and participating in defining the issues in complex and major environmental disputes dating back to the early 1970s to the present. Our broad perspective enables us to work effectively with all parties, including government agencies, community representatives, citizen environmental organizations and private sector parties, to find common solutions and to mediate amongst disputing parties to resolve issues and reduce the need for, or to narrow the scope of, further litigation.

  • Environmental Enforcement
  • Gnarus experts advise counsel on complex regulatory issues associated with alleged violations of all major U.S. environmental laws and state law counterparts. This often involves extensive factual analyses to determine the veracity of alleged violations. Gnarus experts have analyzed numerous government penalty assessments, addressing both the gravity component of such penalties and the alleged economic benefit of non-compliance. Our experts have also advised clients in the development and valuation of Supplemental Environmental Projects as part of settlement negotiations including the development of a comprehensive environmental management system.  Specific areas of expertise include:

    • Alleged noncompliance validity assessment
    • Evaluation of agency penalty assessments and providing alternative assessments where appropriate
    • Development and valuation of supplemental environmental projects
    • Ability to pay analysis
    • Determination of appropriate injunctive relief for enforcement action settlement
    • Assistance in compliance with settlement agreements and developing management systems for that purpose
  • Environmental Response Cost Allocation
  • Gnarus experts have been involved in allocating environmental response costs and other damages among multiple parties at over 250 contaminated sites, working both for individual parties and as a neutral fact finder and allocation consultant on behalf of large and diverse potentially responsible party groups. Our experience includes landfills, mining sites, manufacturing plants, waste reclamation and recycling facilities, rivers, urban waterways and areas with regional groundwater contamination. We also provide testimony on issues related to the equitable distribution of cleanup or damages using principled and proven cost allocation approaches. Our skills include:
    • Allocation-related database development
    • Causation analysis
    • Cost allocation analysis
    • Cost modeling
    • Potentially responsible party investigation and nexus package development
    • Response cost validation
    • Strategic planning for negotiation of response costs shares
  • Liability Estimation
  • Gnarus combines economic analysis with scientific and technical expertise to provide clients with multidimensional support on environmental, tort, product liability, business interruption, property value diminution and other issues. Our experts and consultants have advanced capabilities in financial modeling, Monte Carlo analysis, statistics, liability risk projections, and related disciplines. Gnarus brings these skills to bear on expert testimony in adversarial proceedings as well as in bankruptcy matters, transactional due diligence, financial reserving and disclosures and internal risk management and analysis.
  • NCP Cost & Consistency Analysis
  • Entities pursuing or defending cost recovery claims under CERCLA must evaluate whether cost expenditures and remedial actions were performed consistent with the National Contingency Plan (NCP). Our experts have provided cost recovery analysis and testimony for nearly 20 years. Our experts have provided these analyses and testimony at well over one hundred sites, including major National Priority List sites as well as many significant state hazardous waste sites nationwide. Our experience includes:
    • Evaluation of past response costs and their necessity, including the reasonableness of incurred past response costs and adequacy of documentation
    • Analysis and opinions on the reasonableness of incurred past and expected future response costs
    • Evaluation of the consistency of the remedy with the other applicable sections of the NCP
  • Natural Resource Damages
  • Our experts have extensive experience evaluating natural resource damages (NRD) claims. Our experts have been retained as consulting and testifying experts in NRD cases and we have worked with individual potentially responsible parties (PRPs), committees of PRPs and bankruptcy estates on cases involving damages to rivers, lakes, groundwater, marine and estuarine environments. Our work on behalf of defendants includes:

    • Evaluating lost human use and recreational service loss claims
    • Critiquing natural resource trustees’ NRD claims
    • Reviewing costs and scale of restoration alternatives
  • Property Value Diminution
  • Gnarus experts provide consulting and expert testimony in an array of matters involving real estate economics in litigation matters. These claims include such factors as contamination or proximity to contamination, exposure to electric and magnetic fields, catastrophic events such as fires and explosions, and changes in development potential. Our experience covers the entire range of approaches used from traditional appraisal techniques to state-of-the-art GIS mapping systems and statistical techniques including repeat sales, hedonic regression models, and survey techniques.

    • Expert analyses based on both appraisal and real estate economics methodologies including, when appropriate, neighborhood comparison analysis and hedonic regression analysis
    • Deposition and testimony on the effects of contamination or proximity to contamination on property values
  • Standard of Care
  • Gnarus experts include environmental professionals who have been actively involved in the field since the inception of the Environmental Protection Agency. Our experts provide litigation consulting support and expert testimony regarding company or governmental standard of care and have evaluated the historical practices of companies in nearly every industry and have provided detailed and authoritative assessments of whether these practices were within the standard of care.

    Our experts and consultants are supported by a large in-house library of historical environmental documents including journal articles, laws and regulations, and government reports that allow our experts to place a company’s practices in an appropriate historical context.

Alternate Dispute Resolution is often required as part of the litigation procedures. Gnarus experts and consultants have extensive experience with the Environmental Protection Agency, state environmental agencies and in the private sector in resolving and participating in defining the issues in complex and major environmental disputes dating back to the early 1970s to the present. Our broad perspective enables us to work effectively with all parties, including government agencies, community representatives, citizen environmental organizations and private sector parties, to find common solutions and to mediate amongst disputing parties to resolve issues and reduce the need for, or to narrow the scope of, further litigation.

Gnarus experts advise counsel on complex regulatory issues associated with alleged violations of all major U.S. environmental laws and state law counterparts. This often involves extensive factual analyses to determine the veracity of alleged violations. Gnarus experts have analyzed numerous government penalty assessments, addressing both the gravity component of such penalties and the alleged economic benefit of non-compliance. Our experts have also advised clients in the development and valuation of Supplemental Environmental Projects as part of settlement negotiations including the development of a comprehensive environmental management system.  Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Alleged noncompliance validity assessment
  • Evaluation of agency penalty assessments and providing alternative assessments where appropriate
  • Development and valuation of supplemental environmental projects
  • Ability to pay analysis
  • Determination of appropriate injunctive relief for enforcement action settlement
  • Assistance in compliance with settlement agreements and developing management systems for that purpose
Gnarus experts have been involved in allocating environmental response costs and other damages among multiple parties at over 250 contaminated sites, working both for individual parties and as a neutral fact finder and allocation consultant on behalf of large and diverse potentially responsible party groups. Our experience includes landfills, mining sites, manufacturing plants, waste reclamation and recycling facilities, rivers, urban waterways and areas with regional groundwater contamination. We also provide testimony on issues related to the equitable distribution of cleanup or damages using principled and proven cost allocation approaches. Our skills include:
  • Allocation-related database development
  • Causation analysis
  • Cost allocation analysis
  • Cost modeling
  • Potentially responsible party investigation and nexus package development
  • Response cost validation
  • Strategic planning for negotiation of response costs shares
Gnarus combines economic analysis with scientific and technical expertise to provide clients with multidimensional support on environmental, tort, product liability, business interruption, property value diminution and other issues. Our experts and consultants have advanced capabilities in financial modeling, Monte Carlo analysis, statistics, liability risk projections, and related disciplines. Gnarus brings these skills to bear on expert testimony in adversarial proceedings as well as in bankruptcy matters, transactional due diligence, financial reserving and disclosures and internal risk management and analysis.
Entities pursuing or defending cost recovery claims under CERCLA must evaluate whether cost expenditures and remedial actions were performed consistent with the National Contingency Plan (NCP). Our experts have provided cost recovery analysis and testimony for nearly 20 years. Our experts have provided these analyses and testimony at well over one hundred sites, including major National Priority List sites as well as many significant state hazardous waste sites nationwide. Our experience includes:
  • Evaluation of past response costs and their necessity, including the reasonableness of incurred past response costs and adequacy of documentation
  • Analysis and opinions on the reasonableness of incurred past and expected future response costs
  • Evaluation of the consistency of the remedy with the other applicable sections of the NCP

Our experts have extensive experience evaluating natural resource damages (NRD) claims. Our experts have been retained as consulting and testifying experts in NRD cases and we have worked with individual potentially responsible parties (PRPs), committees of PRPs and bankruptcy estates on cases involving damages to rivers, lakes, groundwater, marine and estuarine environments. Our work on behalf of defendants includes:

  • Evaluating lost human use and recreational service loss claims
  • Critiquing natural resource trustees’ NRD claims
  • Reviewing costs and scale of restoration alternatives

Gnarus experts provide consulting and expert testimony in an array of matters involving real estate economics in litigation matters. These claims include such factors as contamination or proximity to contamination, exposure to electric and magnetic fields, catastrophic events such as fires and explosions, and changes in development potential. Our experience covers the entire range of approaches used from traditional appraisal techniques to state-of-the-art GIS mapping systems and statistical techniques including repeat sales, hedonic regression models, and survey techniques.

  • Expert analyses based on both appraisal and real estate economics methodologies including, when appropriate, neighborhood comparison analysis and hedonic regression analysis
  • Deposition and testimony on the effects of contamination or proximity to contamination on property values

Gnarus experts include environmental professionals who have been actively involved in the field since the inception of the Environmental Protection Agency. Our experts provide litigation consulting support and expert testimony regarding company or governmental standard of care and have evaluated the historical practices of companies in nearly every industry and have provided detailed and authoritative assessments of whether these practices were within the standard of care.

Our experts and consultants are supported by a large in-house library of historical environmental documents including journal articles, laws and regulations, and government reports that allow our experts to place a company’s practices in an appropriate historical context.

Environmental Science & Engineering

  • Contaminant Source and Timing
  • A critical aspect of many environmental matters is the time and location contamination first occurred. Gnarus has unique experience in researching a site’s history and contamination distribution to identify when pollution incidents occurred. This work includes providing expert testimony on contaminant source and timing.

    Gnarus has particular expertise in regulatory and permitting issues under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the state counterparts to these laws. Our experts include former top regulatory officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from both headquarters and regional offices, the Department of Energy and state environmental agencies.

  • Data Analysis & Management
  • Data are critical in environmental decisions. Gnarus’ experts and consultants design data collection and interpret and manage data collected by others. When others think, “when in doubt, collect more data,” we think harder about the data we have.

  • Environmental Liability Allocation
  • Gnarus experts have been involved in allocating environmental response costs and other damages among multiple parties at over 250 contaminated sites, working both for individual parties and as a neutral fact finder and allocation consultant on behalf of large and diverse potentially responsible party groups. Our experience includes landfills, mining sites, manufacturing plants, waste reclamation and recycling facilities, rivers, urban waterways and areas with regional groundwater contamination. We also provide testimony on issues related to the equitable distribution of cleanup or damages using principled and proven cost allocation approaches. Our skills include:
    • Allocation-related database development
    • Causation analysis
    • Cost allocation analysis
    • Cost modeling
    • Potentially responsible party investigation and nexus package development
    • Response cost validation
    • Strategic planning for negotiation of response costs shares
  • Green & Sustainable Remediation
  • Gnarus’ experts include the president of the Sustainable Remediation Forum and the ASTM Task Group Lead for the Greener Cleanup Standard Guide, which provide Gnarus unique insight into the emerging field of green and sustainable remediation.
  • Liability Estimation
  • Gnarus combines economic analysis with scientific and technical expertise to provide clients with multidimensional support on environmental, tort, product liability, business interruption, property value diminution and other issues. Our experts and consultants have advanced capabilities in financial modeling, Monte Carlo analysis, statistics, liability risk projections, and related disciplines. Gnarus brings these skills to bear on expert testimony in adversarial proceedings as well as in bankruptcy matters, transactional due diligence, financial reserving and disclosures and internal risk management and analysis.
  • Remediation Strategies
  • Gnarus’ remediation experts include former EPA upper management level staff and the editor-in-chief of the Remediation Journal. These seasoned professionals, supported by our consultants, develop innovative remediation strategies that are economical, effective and compliant with regulatory requirements. Furthermore, Gnarus routinely provides expert opinions on the reasonableness of remediation expenses.

  • Transaction Expertise
  • Gnarus’ experts have evaluated the environmental aspects of corporate transactions for nearly 30 years and provide unique insight in identifying environmental liabilities and also structuring the environmental aspects of transactions. This work includes providing expert testimony on environmental due diligence.

A critical aspect of many environmental matters is the time and location contamination first occurred. Gnarus has unique experience in researching a site’s history and contamination distribution to identify when pollution incidents occurred. This work includes providing expert testimony on contaminant source and timing.

Gnarus has particular expertise in regulatory and permitting issues under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the state counterparts to these laws. Our experts include former top regulatory officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from both headquarters and regional offices, the Department of Energy and state environmental agencies.

Data are critical in environmental decisions. Gnarus’ experts and consultants design data collection and interpret and manage data collected by others. When others think, “when in doubt, collect more data,” we think harder about the data we have.

Gnarus experts have been involved in allocating environmental response costs and other damages among multiple parties at over 250 contaminated sites, working both for individual parties and as a neutral fact finder and allocation consultant on behalf of large and diverse potentially responsible party groups. Our experience includes landfills, mining sites, manufacturing plants, waste reclamation and recycling facilities, rivers, urban waterways and areas with regional groundwater contamination. We also provide testimony on issues related to the equitable distribution of cleanup or damages using principled and proven cost allocation approaches. Our skills include:
  • Allocation-related database development
  • Causation analysis
  • Cost allocation analysis
  • Cost modeling
  • Potentially responsible party investigation and nexus package development
  • Response cost validation
  • Strategic planning for negotiation of response costs shares
Gnarus’ experts include the president of the Sustainable Remediation Forum and the ASTM Task Group Lead for the Greener Cleanup Standard Guide, which provide Gnarus unique insight into the emerging field of green and sustainable remediation.
Gnarus combines economic analysis with scientific and technical expertise to provide clients with multidimensional support on environmental, tort, product liability, business interruption, property value diminution and other issues. Our experts and consultants have advanced capabilities in financial modeling, Monte Carlo analysis, statistics, liability risk projections, and related disciplines. Gnarus brings these skills to bear on expert testimony in adversarial proceedings as well as in bankruptcy matters, transactional due diligence, financial reserving and disclosures and internal risk management and analysis.

Gnarus’ remediation experts include former EPA upper management level staff and the editor-in-chief of the Remediation Journal. These seasoned professionals, supported by our consultants, develop innovative remediation strategies that are economical, effective and compliant with regulatory requirements. Furthermore, Gnarus routinely provides expert opinions on the reasonableness of remediation expenses.

Gnarus’ experts have evaluated the environmental aspects of corporate transactions for nearly 30 years and provide unique insight in identifying environmental liabilities and also structuring the environmental aspects of transactions. This work includes providing expert testimony on environmental due diligence.

Sustainability

  • Sustainability
  • Our world view is derived from years acquiring an understanding of the dynamic ESG landscape. It enables a quick learning of the unique stakeholder expectations of each client need, which in turn provides the client organization with an authentic ESG narrative and disclosure strategy. From this precision approach, programs are tailored to exceed stakeholder expectations when possible, and align with ESG-related reporting frameworks as assurance in a risk reduction-business continuity strategy.

    Gnarus Advisors are experienced in evaluating, measuring, and implementing cross-disciplinary sustainability programs including a focus in product and process sustainability (PPS). As a tool to create competitive advantage, PPS can help achieve a regulatory advantage, better mitigate liabilities, and reorientate to values-driven consumer stickiness.

    The Gnarus team will help develop a customized sustainability model to quantify the sustainability profile of your supply chain, facilities, and operations. We collaborate with you to develop metrics/KPIs, provide guidance on data collection, help facilitate and coordinate internal assimilation, and establish challenging but realistic performance targets.

    Gnarus experts are experienced in evaluating, measuring and implementing cross-disciplinary sustainability programs, with particular expertise in product and process sustainability. Product sustainability is being used today to create competitive advantage, to create regulatory advantage, to mitigate liabilities and to positively influence consumers and investors. Process sustainability is being used to reduce short- and long-term manufacturing costs and to create regulatory, legislative and community advantages. In both situations, once opportunities are identified, they can be evaluated and prioritized from a cost and cost-effectiveness standpoint. Gnarus experts provide guidance and insight into these areas, helping clients identify and evaluate sustainability opportunities. Services can include:

    • System Improvement: Adequate management controls to foster improved awareness and control of product and process sustainability issues.
    • Liability Mitigation: Analysis of the reduced liability and enhanced benefits of product and process sustainability opportunities.
    • Product Life Cycle Analysis: A tool for identifying opportunities for increased sustainability.
    • Marketing and Advertising: Assessing compliance with the Federal Trade Commission Act on Environmental Marketing Claims.
    • Competitive Analysis: A better understanding of relative product strengths and weaknesses including issues associated with supply chain and product distribution. Competitive analysis can also address process sustainability or risk issues.
    • Measurement: Approaches for assessing improvements in performance over time for specific products, product inventory in general and processes.

    For details, please contact us at ESGsolutions@GnarusLLC.com

  • Conscious Governance & Leadership
    • Realign Board structure to the competitive market landscape
    • Recast fiduciary jurisdictions, charges, functionality oversight
    • Incorporate greater future casting into Board process
    • Mandate ongoing individual and collective ‘self care’ to better enable agility, resilience, risk navigation
    • Improve Board director data analysis and literacy focused on emerging new risks and value creation opportunity
    • Enshrine process, infrastructure, assimilation of ongoing stakeholder sentiment data
    • Behave authentically with public, private, and interpersonal consistency
    • Deploy an integrity-centric management framework
    • Break down barriers, inspire trust, enable safety
    • Model a culture of candor; be the definition of apolitical
    • Institutionalize inclusion and belonging
    • Practice mutual everything (e.g., disclosure, transparency, accountability)
  • Stakeholder Experience
    • Eliminate liabilities in DEI&B ‘window dressing’
    • Correlate DEI&B hires and Board appointments to programs specific to what prompted the recruitment
    • Secure a Preferred Employer Brand readiness and status
    • Empower your people then free them to lead consequential change in brand equity and stakeholder confidence

Our world view is derived from years acquiring an understanding of the dynamic ESG landscape. It enables a quick learning of the unique stakeholder expectations of each client need, which in turn provides the client organization with an authentic ESG narrative and disclosure strategy. From this precision approach, programs are tailored to exceed stakeholder expectations when possible, and align with ESG-related reporting frameworks as assurance in a risk reduction-business continuity strategy.

Gnarus Advisors are experienced in evaluating, measuring, and implementing cross-disciplinary sustainability programs including a focus in product and process sustainability (PPS). As a tool to create competitive advantage, PPS can help achieve a regulatory advantage, better mitigate liabilities, and reorientate to values-driven consumer stickiness.

The Gnarus team will help develop a customized sustainability model to quantify the sustainability profile of your supply chain, facilities, and operations. We collaborate with you to develop metrics/KPIs, provide guidance on data collection, help facilitate and coordinate internal assimilation, and establish challenging but realistic performance targets.

Gnarus experts are experienced in evaluating, measuring and implementing cross-disciplinary sustainability programs, with particular expertise in product and process sustainability. Product sustainability is being used today to create competitive advantage, to create regulatory advantage, to mitigate liabilities and to positively influence consumers and investors. Process sustainability is being used to reduce short- and long-term manufacturing costs and to create regulatory, legislative and community advantages. In both situations, once opportunities are identified, they can be evaluated and prioritized from a cost and cost-effectiveness standpoint. Gnarus experts provide guidance and insight into these areas, helping clients identify and evaluate sustainability opportunities. Services can include:

  • System Improvement: Adequate management controls to foster improved awareness and control of product and process sustainability issues.
  • Liability Mitigation: Analysis of the reduced liability and enhanced benefits of product and process sustainability opportunities.
  • Product Life Cycle Analysis: A tool for identifying opportunities for increased sustainability.
  • Marketing and Advertising: Assessing compliance with the Federal Trade Commission Act on Environmental Marketing Claims.
  • Competitive Analysis: A better understanding of relative product strengths and weaknesses including issues associated with supply chain and product distribution. Competitive analysis can also address process sustainability or risk issues.
  • Measurement: Approaches for assessing improvements in performance over time for specific products, product inventory in general and processes.

For details, please contact us at ESGsolutions@GnarusLLC.com

  • Realign Board structure to the competitive market landscape
  • Recast fiduciary jurisdictions, charges, functionality oversight
  • Incorporate greater future casting into Board process
  • Mandate ongoing individual and collective ‘self care’ to better enable agility, resilience, risk navigation
  • Improve Board director data analysis and literacy focused on emerging new risks and value creation opportunity
  • Enshrine process, infrastructure, assimilation of ongoing stakeholder sentiment data
  • Behave authentically with public, private, and interpersonal consistency
  • Deploy an integrity-centric management framework
  • Break down barriers, inspire trust, enable safety
  • Model a culture of candor; be the definition of apolitical
  • Institutionalize inclusion and belonging
  • Practice mutual everything (e.g., disclosure, transparency, accountability)
  • Eliminate liabilities in DEI&B ‘window dressing’
  • Correlate DEI&B hires and Board appointments to programs specific to what prompted the recruitment
  • Secure a Preferred Employer Brand readiness and status
  • Empower your people then free them to lead consequential change in brand equity and stakeholder confidence

Our Environmental Experts