Project Showcase

Eric Brody Speaks on Supply Chain Sustainability

Shift Advantage® Founder, Eric Brody, presented “Driving Sustainability Through the Supply Chain” at The Green Professionals conference. The conference took place on Feb. 16, 2012, in Portland, OR.

Aerospace Company - DfE for Commercial Jetliners

Shift Advantage® delivered Design for Environment (DfE) research, analysis, recommendations and training to the commercial jetliner division of a leading aerospace company. Shift Advantage® provided top management, engineers, and designers an array of strategies and tools to improve environmental performance, increase efficiencies, minimize environmental impacts, and balance traditional design considerations (cost, quality, safety, security, functionality, and performance) of commercial jetliners.

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) - Eco Index Creation

Eco Index noted as one of the10 Most Hopeful Green Business Stories of 2010by GreenBiz.com!  Shift Advantage® facilitated and provided technical expertise to the OIA Eco Working Group, a trade group of apparel, footwear, and equipment manufacturers, to develop the Eco Index.  The Eco Index includes guidelines, indicators and metrics that enable companies to measure environmental impacts and score individual products related to their materials, packaging, manufacturing and assembly, transportation and distribution, use and service, and end of life.

KEEN, Inc. - Global Reporting Initiative Accountability Report

Shift Advantage® provided guidance to KEEN, Inc. in the creation of their first Global Reporting Initiative accountability report. The aim was to create a report that provides transparency about the company’s products, processes and supply chain.

Organic Exchange - Market Report

Shift Advantage® worked with the Organic Exchange to develop the 2008 Organic Cotton Report. The project included identifying relevant organic cotton metrics, gathering data from retail brands and synthesizing data to estimate current demand and create three year projection of future organic cotton demand.

Walmart’s Sustainability Assessment Scorecard

Shift Advantage® provided consulting services to Walmart suppliers resulting in the suppliers achieving high scores from Walmart’s Sustainability Assessment Scorecard. One company we worked with achieved the highest sustainability rating of all Walmart’s apparel suppliers. Their score increased from 38% to 98% after working with Shift Advantage. Shift Advantage increased their Walmart score by (1) performing an energy, greenhouse gas, water, and waste assessment; (2) analyzing the data; (3) creating guidance, action plans, and achievable goals; and (3) using the information to provide answers to the Walmart Sustainability Assessment and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) questionnaire.

American Apparel and Footwear Association Invites Shift Advantage® to Speak at Conference

Eric Brody delivered a presentation titled “Product Stewardship: Becoming Brand Stewards” at the American Apparel and Footwear Association conference that took place May 18 - 19, 2009, in Portland, OR.

Speaking Engagement at the Fair Trade Federation

Shift Advantage® founder, Eric Brody, delivered a presentation titled “Creating Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chains” at the Fair Trade Federation conference, March 27-29, 2009, in Portland, OR.

Eric Brody Presents at Corporate Social Responsibility Summit

Eric Brody, founder of Shift Advantage®, spoke at the Corporate Social Responsibility Summit, which ran from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2008, in San Diego, CA. His presentation topic was entitled “Creating Synergy across Corporate Resources through Strategic Partnerships.”

Eric Brody Speaks on “Sustainability in Packaging”

Shift Advantage® Founder, Eric Brody, presented “Sustainability in Packaging: Trends, Pressures and Opportunities” at The Institute for International Research’s Packaging That Connects conference. The conference took place on Sept. 22, 2008, in Chicago, IL.