Motivated by Our Legacy
As ICF celebrates 45 years in business, we remain true to the values of our first president, Colonel Clarence D. Lester, a former Tuskegee Airman. He was one of the founders of the firm, started as the Inner City Fund, a venture capital firm whose mission was to finance inner-city businesses. The firm's consulting business proved more successful than raising venture capital—and so in 1972, the company reorganized as ICF Incorporated, a consulting firm.
ICF's CR Mission Statement
Today, ICF continues to help communities and companies become stronger, healthier, and more sustainable.
While supporting our clients in addressing some of today's most challenging issues, ICF is committed to being a good corporate citizen. We demonstrate this by:
- Investing in our employees
- Serving our clients with integrity
- Creating long-term value for our shareholders
- Minimizing our impact on the environment
- Giving back to our communities and society
We're committed to this mission because it makes ICF a more desirable employer, consultant, and neighbor; increases shareholder value; and protects the planet for future generations.
Read ICF's 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report to learn about our commitment to create meaningful change.