With over fifteen years experience working with large corporations, small start-ups, and non-profits Eric has proven that, with creativity and leadership, doing the right thing for the environment and society can provide a competitive advantage. Eric has successfully designed and implemented a wide range of strategies and initiatives for clients. Projects include corporate reporting; supplier assessments and improvement plans; eco-indexes and scorecards; stakeholder engagement; product, material, and packaging improvements; employee, supplier and consumer education; business simulation and gamification; regulatory compliance; and media and public outreach and communication. Prior to launching Shift Advantage®, Eric spent 7 years as Sustainability Business Integration Manager for Nike and 3 years as Sustainability Director for Nau, a technical outdoor and urban clothing company recognized for its innovative sustainability practices.
Eric has taken leadership roles in many industry collaborative working groups and non-profit organizations to create industry standards, develop tools, provide content expertise, and cultivate change throughout industry. Eric’s roles have included Founding Executive Committee Member with the GreenBlue Sustainable Packaging Coalition; Corporate Partner with the EPA SmartWay Program; Benchmarking and Standards Development with BSR’s Ethical Sourcing Working Group, Standards Development and Rollout Team with the Sustainable Water Working Group; and Corporate Partner with the Climate Savers Program.
When not working, Eric enjoys hiking with his two dogs, sampling the wide array of globally inspired food options in Portland, or putting on a pair of skis or snowshoes for mountain adventures in the winter months.
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