Building on its recent acquisitions of DOMANI Sustainability Consulting LLC, (DOMANI) and ClearCarbon Consulting, Inc. (ClearCarbon), Deloitte continues to expand its sustainability service offerings and strengthen its leadership team with today's announcement of key new hires, Daniel Aronson and Jacob Madsen.
Aronson joins Deloitte's sustainability services group from IBM where he served as global offering leader for sustainability strategy and led corporate social responsibility consulting for IBM's strategy and transformation practice.
Madsen joins the group from Environmental Resource Management (ERM) where he managed the supply chain sustainability, life cycle assessment and carbon footprinting practice of ERM's North American sustainability and climate change team.
These additions complement Deloitte's influx of talent and service capabilities earlier in the year including the acquisitions of MarketPoint, Inc. and Altos Management Partners (MarketPoint/Altos) in January and MarketPoint/Altos, founded by Dale Nesbitt, Ph.D., well known in the energy industry for market analysis modeling solutions. Deloitte MarketPoint LLC enables clients to better understand future markets based on their assumptions about the market drivers, such as supply/demand and environmental/regulatory changes. Using MarketBuilder, Deloitte MarketPoint's suite of modeling applications, clients can gain insights into future market behavior, helping them to make more informed strategic decisions, such as investments in energy efficiency, clean tech, alternative energy, renewable energy, and carbon abatement projects.
Former DOMANI and ClearCarbon CEOs have joined Deloitte's team. Will Sarni, of DOMANI, is a director with Deloitte Consulting LLP leading enterprise water strategy for Deloitte's sustainability services group. Sarni has provided sustainability, environmental and hydrogeological consulting services to private- and public-sector enterprises for more than three decades. He is an internationally recognized thought leader on the topic and is the author of the book, Corporate Water Strategies (Earthscan) and the forthcoming book, Water Tech – A Guide to Innovation and Business Opportunities (Earthscan 2012).
Kyle Tanger, former CEO of ClearCarbon, joined Deloitte's sustainability services group in mid-December. Tanger, also a director with Deloitte Consulting LLP, brings significant experience in service delivery of complex carbon management efforts for Fortune 500 companies. Tanger recently served as an advisory board member for the Pew Center for Global Climate Change's upcoming report on corporate energy efficiency strategy.
The acquisitions of ClearCarbon and DOMANI have enabled Deloitte to take a significant step forward as a leading sustainability services provider. The combined offerings create a new hub of sustainability excellence, highlighting a combination of strategic insights and deep knowledge of complex challenges impacting organizations across all industries and sectors.
"Our focus is on working with clients to further embed sustainability into everything they do, helping companies drive growth and innovation, mitigate risk, reduce cost and improve brand – using energy, water, resources and emissions as levers for creating value," said Chris Park, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and national leader of Deloitte's sustainability services group. "Sustainability changes everything and represents a major opportunity for companies to improve business performance. Expanding our 'A' team reinforces the importance of these issues for many of our clients, and our belief that financially responsible environmental and social performance will increasingly drive investor, customer and business partner decision-making."
About Deloitte's Sustainability Services Group
Deloitte's Sustainability Services Group draws on the insights and experience of Deloitte's four primary businesses — Consulting, Audit, Tax and Advisory Services — and industry-specific services across corporate strategy and operations, supply chain, mergers and acquisitions, human capital and enterprise risk management. The result is a comprehensive set of capabilities to address a range of domestic and global business opportunities and risks related to energy supply, demand and efficiency, water and other resource scarcity, carbon and greenhouse gas regulation, and demand for increased transparency and assurance of non-financial performance. For more information, please visit: http://www.deloitte.com/us/sustainability