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We will help you innovate and grow while lightening your footprint on the planet through new products, services, and business models

We will provide actionable insights that prioritize your brand and bottom line

We will listen closely to your needs and ensure you receive value for your investment

We will be rigorous in our work to protect you from claims of greenwashing

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Working With Us

Lise Laurin
Lise Laurin
CEO & Founder

In-depth knowledge: electronics semiconductors, innovation-orientated sectors

ACLCA Lifetime achievement award, 2017

Board member of the Sustainability Conocente Network and ACLCA, and a member of the steering committee for the ACLCA Technical Committee.

Sample Project: 3D printing LCA for HP Inc. - "HP is using it to guide further innovations in products and business models"

H. Thomas (Tom) Etheridge, Ph.D.
H. Thomas (Tom) Etheridge, Ph.D.
Principal Sustainability Advisor, Vice-Chair, Secretary, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) Chair, LCA Institute ACLCA Lifetime Individual LCA Leadership Award Recipient, 2022

In-depth knowledge: LCA & carbon footprint analysis for business strategies, corporate sustainability, sustainability reporting

10 years, Worldwide Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon Footprint Program Manager, HP Inc.

Pioneered use of anticipatory LCA for product design & improvement, and market creation

ACLCA Lifetime achievement award, 2022

Kiyotada Hayashi
Kiyotada Hayashi, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Asia | Executive Director, EarthShift Global Asia

In-depth knowledge: agriculture, LCA, decision analytics and support systems

35-year background in agricultural research and policy development, including over two decades focused on sustainability, life-cycle topics

Amos Ncube
Amos Ncube, Ph.D.
Senior Sustainability Analyst

In-depth knowledge: circular economy, LCA, EMergy accounting, agri-food chains, stakeholder-oriented studies

Served as sustainability consultant for Zimbabwe National Cleaner Production Centre

Completing sustainability-oriented doctoral studies at University of Parthenope, Italy, focused on environmental implications of transition towards decarbonized economy

Extensive journal publication record

Juanita Barrera
Juanita Barrera
Senior Sustainability Advisor

In-depth knowledge: process engineering, land-use change, agriculture

Sample project: “Life cycle assessment & socioeconomic evaluation of the illicit crop substitution policy in Colombia,” published in Journal of Industrial Ecology

Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Hernandez
Senior Sustainability Analyst

In-depth knowledge: Consumer packaged goods R&D, sustainable packaging 

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the same university’s Business School

Karen Martinsen Fleming
Karen Martinsen Fleming
Chief Marketing Officer | 25+ years experience in sustainable business, marketing, education

In-depth knowledge: Sustainable branding, marketing, product development, communications & education

Led branding and national launch of Seventh Generation and Stonyfield Farm

20+ years experience creating profitable growth for B2C and B2B organizations

BA in Government from Dartmouth College; MBA from Harvard University

Mariana Ortega Ramirez
Mariana Ortega Ramirez
Senior Sustainability Analyst

In-depth knowledge: Agriculture, forestry, livestock, and fishing, with special attention on mapping of stakeholder perspectives

Bachelor's degree from UPIBI-IPN Instituto Politécnico Nacional & Técnico in Mexico City; Master’s degree from Leiden University – TU Delft & Graz University in the Netherlands

Zeynab Yousefzadeh
Zeynab Yousefzadeh
Technical Sustainability Analyst

In-depth knowledge: Materials engineering and industrial management, data skills, and a record of successfully advancing sustainability in a mining-oriented industrial organization

Master’s degree in Industrial Management; Master’s degree from Montreal’s Concordia University; her thesis was on Prospective Life Cycle Assessment in Surface Engineering 

Tess Konnovitch
Tess Konnovitch
Data Visualization Specialist

In-Depth Knowledge: Computational, Laboratory, and Field Research; Art & Design; STEM Teaching & Tutoring

BS degrees in Biology and Environmental Science from LaSalle University, MS in Computational and Integrative Biology from Rutgers University with research focus on data analysis and visualization, longtime artist and designer.

John Rooks
John Rooks
Senior Research & Culture Advisor | 20+ years sustainability consulting experience

In-depth knowledge: research, how to build cultures of sustainability.

Author: EcoHegemony: How Pop Culture Influences Sustainability, and More Than Promote: A monkeywrencher’s guide to authentic marketing.

Sample Project: Multi-national employee research and engagement project designed to activate sustainability, resulting in aiding in the achievement of the client’s goal of carbon neutrality in 2019, one year ahead of target.

César Camou
Sustainability Analyst

In-depth knowledge: materials science, biomass/biofuels, agriculture, electronics, small and local enterprises.

Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Materials Science and master’s in Sustainability Science from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Joel Bonales Revuelta
Joel Bonales Revuelta
Sustainability Analyst

In-depth knowledge: LCA, footprinting, impact evaluation in agriculture, food, construction, telecom, and other sectors

Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences and master’s in sustainability sciences from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Amalia Sojo
Amalia Sojo
Director of Analytical Services | 20+ years experience with LCA

In-depth knowledge: LCA software implementation, support, and training; integration of economic, environmental, and social considerations in large-scale projects.

Handled diverse roles in startup and long-term growth of major international life cycle management and consulting firm; served corporations, government agencies, and academic clients in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Oversaw LCA software sales, support, and training programs, including course development and advising/problem solving with clients.

Nathan Ayer, Ph.D.
Nathan Ayer, Ph.D.
Director of Research | 15+ years experience in LCA

In-depth knowledge: aquaculture, forestry, bioenergy, Certified LCA Practitioner

Author, 12 peer-reviewed journal articles; instructor, Dalhousie Univ., University of Waterloo

Sample Project: Masters' research, land-based aquaculture: "LCA revealed key environmental trade-offs for 'green' technologies"

Our Clients


MeliBio is creating honey without honey bees. The company is dedicated to building a world where humans and bees thrive by leveraging innovative food science and technology.

This process has led to a lot of learnings on our team and we look forward to using the data to make meaningful and strategic improvements. We appreciate the thoughtfulness from Earth Shift Global to craft these resources for us!

HP is a multinational developer and provider of hardware components, as well as software and related services

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

The United States Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the Department of Health and Human Services

O-I Glass

O-I Glass, Inc. is an American Fortune 500 company that specializes in container glass products. It is one of the world's leading manufacturers of packaging products, holding the position of largest manufacturer of glass containers in North America, South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe

Michigan State University

Michigan State University is a public land-grant research university

“I have taught packaging sustainability since the Spring 2008 to MSU packaging students. The main goal of this course is to evaluate the environmental footprint of product/packaging systems using LCA concepts and streamlined LCA software. After using many types of software, I have found that PackageSmart does a great job of encouraging system thinking and developing a product/packaging life-cycle perspective among my students.” — Rafael Auras, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Packaging, Michigan State University
Becton Dickinson

Becton, Dickinson and Company, also known as BD, is an American multinational medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents. BD also provides consulting and analytics services in certain geographies


Steelcase is the leading manufacturer of furniture for offices, hospitals, and classrooms

GE Healthcare

As of 2017, GE Healthcare is a manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic imaging agents and radiopharmaceuticals for imaging modalities that are used in medical imaging procedures

Procter & Gamble

The Procter & Gamble Company is an American multinational consumer goods corporation


YFYJupiter is an integrated brand packaging services company


Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly referred to as BMW, is a German multinational corporation which produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles

Green Chef

Green Chef is an American ingredient-and-recipe meal kit company focused on organic offerings

“PackageSmart has done exactly what I needed it to and I have been totally satisfied with it.” — Jeff Yorzyk, Director of Sustainability, Green Chef

Danisco is one of the world's leading producers of ingredients for food and other consumer products

OTR Wheel Engineering

OTR Wheel Engineering is a diversified integrator, engineering firm, manufacturer and distributor with a Global footprint for specialized Tires, Wheels, Steel Castings, Rubber Tracks, and other fabricated goods

“It has been a great pleasure for OTR Wheel Engineering’s Green Carbon division to work with EarthShift Global on greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction at our tire recycling operations. I remember saying after our first conference call in 2013 that our partnership with Lise Laurin and her team would be long and productive, and that has very much proven to be the case.”

Unifi, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of recycled and synthetic products made from polyester and nylon in the United States, Brazil, China, and internationally

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The SAC is a global, multi-stakeholder non-profit alliance for the fashion industry


Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products


Xerox is an American corporation that sells print and digital document products and services in more than 160 countries


Merck is a premier research intensive biopharmaceuticals company


DuPont is a global provider of chemicals and specialty products

Dow Chemical Company

Dow manufactures plastics, chemicals, and agricultural products

Eastman Chemical

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day


Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial turbines


As one of the world's largest publicly traded energy providers and chemical manufacturers, ExxonMobil develops and applies next-generation technologies to help safely and responsibly meet the world's growing needs for energy and high-quality chemical products

Cotton Incorporated

Cotton Incorporated is a not-for-profit company providing the resources and research needed to help companies develop and market superior, innovative, and profitable cotton products

News & Updates

Healthcare Organizations Increasingly Concerned About Their Own Climate Change Impacts

With life cycle assessment (LCA) interest surging in the global healthcare sector, EarthShift Global analysts see growing need for targeted, strategic research


Leveraging Newly Gathered Data on Silicon Chips and e-Waste

ESG’s Amos Ncube Sees Opportunity for IC Reuse, Circular Practices