Vela Environmental helps clients to identify and capitalize on the “sweet spots” where environmental improvement aligns with profitability and competitiveness. While many companies now offer “environmental sustainability” services, most offer quick fixes without approaching sustainability from a business-wide perspective. While the sustainability checklist approach can produce environmental benefits, it tends to achieve only marginal gains that diminish with time. Sustainability is about more than changing the light bulbs. We are strategic change managers who can help you navigate toward improving your triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social profitability.
Vela Environmental combines its high-level expertise in environmental science, environmental policy, and business expertise to develop and implement successful climate and environmental improvement strategies for our clients. Vela is positioned to help our clients quantify the environmental effects of business operations and prioritize and implement cost-effective strategies to reduce a company’s environmental impacts. We can also help make sure your company is reducing its greenhouse gas footprint in ways that will enhance your financial bottom line.
We are working with farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses, environmentalists and retailers to re-define agricultural sustainability solutions.
We bring a fresh perspective to the issue informed by our many years of work with both the agricultural and environmental communities. As one of a very few “bridge-building” firms on issues that affect agriculture and the environment, we are uniquely placed to help clients with operational sustainability assessment, strategic thinking, risk management and positioning for new sustainable supply chain market opportunities.
Market and Policy Alignment
Vela helps clients position their investments and design business strategy to take advantage of emerging environmental and clean energy technologies and markets. We provide due-diligence research and policy expertise that propels clients to the forefront of these emerging markets and technologies. We are uniquely positioned to help our clients develop business strategies that take advantage of rapidly changing federal environmental policies. Vela Environmental is also helping investors develop value-based business strategies that capitalize on the growing private market interest in solving environmental challenges.
Some of Our Initiatives
Helping a Mid-Sized Banking Institution to Become More Sustainable – integrating sustainability into core business strategies in order to improve performance, realize savings, promote brand identity and enhance competitiveness.
Helping a Fortune 500 Company to identify emerging GHG reduction markets – researching greenhouse gas policies and identifying strategic market opportunities to drive business.
Triple Bottom Line Commodities – We provide strategic advice and coordination for a farmer peer group that focuses on sustainability. We are helping farmers and investors develop value-based business strategies that capitalize on the growing private market interest in solving environmental challenges. Check out the group at www.TBLcommodities.com
Helping Communities Meet Air Quality Standards – over the past seven years, Vela has helped numerous communities develop and implement strategies to stay in attainment with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We help communities improve their air quality and work with EPA to avoid non-attainment designations.
Market Research with Harvard University – worked with Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the latest market trends relating to business and the environment in a study titled Turning the Ship: Environmental Transformation of the U.S. Economy. www.TurningtheShip.com