Global Carbon Mitigation Expert Offers Full-Service Green Business Planning
ICF International Aggregates Green Business Service Offerings In Anticipation Of Major Growth In Corporate Environmental Sustainability Efforts
Fairfax, Virginia, September 29, 2008 -
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI), an established global leader in strategic climate change services, today announced the launch of www.icfi.com/greenbusiness. As part of the company’s cross-cutting climate change strategy, the new Web site offers companies a one-stop shop for sustainable business planning.
“Businesses today are faced with an increasingly complex array of environmental challenges and opportunities that can confuse even the most well-intentioned companies,” said Craig Ebert, managing director of ICF’s climate and environmental strategy practice. “At www.icfi.com/greenbusiness, companies will find straightforward information to help them navigate the process and, with the help of ICF’s green business experts, develop green strategies that are right for them.”
Climate change, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability have been core competencies of ICF since the 1980s, and the firm has provided carbon strategy expertise to nearly 60 companies among the Financial Times Global 500, including HSBC, News Corporation, McAfee, Yahoo!, and Fiji Water. ICF has also been on the leading edge of energy efficiency services through our deep expertise in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR® program across federal, state, and commercial sectors.
The company’s newly integrated suite of offerings aggregates energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, financial planning, strategic communications, workforce strategies, IT solutions and a number of other core capabilities to deliver a unique, cross-cutting set of offerings to support all aspects of “greening” a business—from initial strategy inception and data collection for a company’s first carbon footprint, through greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement programs and purchasing offsets to achieve carbon neutrality.
Further validating the market opportunity, ICF’s green business team was recently singled out as the leader in climate change consulting services by Verdantix, an independent business research firm focused on climate change, carbon markets, and corporate responsibility. In its report, “Verdantix Green Quadrant: Climate Change Business Consulting,” the research firm evaluated the climate change offerings of 16 consulting firms. ICF was the only firm to be recognized by Verdantix as a leader in climate change consulting.
Along with helping clients green their businesses, ICF followed its own advice and became a carbon neutral company itself this spring, the first global consulting company to do so. ICF’s internal strategy combined new and existing energy efficiency measures and the purchase of high quality offsets. A number of factors were considered in the decision to become carbon neutral, including employee retention, corporate responsibility, and environmental stewardship. As a result of this initiative, ICF’s internal “Green Team” recently won second place in the Net Impact Green Challenge for internal corporate sustainability projects.
“With new regulations, increased employee interest, and greater shareholder focus driving businesses to curb their greenhouse gas emissions, many companies are working to get ahead of the curve and implement a green strategy now,” said ICF Chairman and CEO Sudhakar Kesavan. “Considering the benefits that come from businesses actively working to reduce their carbon footprints—from customer satisfaction to employee morale to the bottom line—having a green company is good for both business and the environment.”
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s corporate Web site is www.icfi.com and the new green business Web site is www.icfi.com/greenbusiness.
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