We offer unique competencies in regional supply-chain, environmental impacts, environmental lifecycle and environmental footprint analysis. We possess rich empirical data on hundreds of environmental variables and have extensive experience applying this data to an ecologic-economic modeling system. Our unique data and modeling capacity can, for example, be used to estimate the carbon footprint of any given sector in any given region in the United States. These footprints include not only the direct amount of carbon generated by the sector, but also include the carbon associate with the inputs purchased by the sector to make their output.

We offer extensive expertise and innovative methods for economic impact and benefit-cost analysis. We provide economic analysis solutions to both private and public sector professionals looking to better understand the economic impacts and net benefits of a given industry, event, or policy in a region.

We can assist economic and public policy professionals working across a wide array of organizations who are tasked with estimating the economic effects of a variety of policy and management alternatives. For example, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that any action that uses federal resources must take into account both economic benefits of the resources and the economic impacts of decisions on regional economies. These efforts to quantify impacts and benefits are often obfuscated by misunderstandings and misuses of terminology on the part of the analyst, the client, and the public.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Full cost accounting (also known as Corporate Social Responsibility) embodies the notion that corporate profits may have a broader impact on communities and the environment and that these impacts should be accounted for in any cost-benefit framework. Full cost accounting is often referred to as the triple bottom line and includes a three-part accounting framework: financial, social and environmental. The financial component is a traditional measure of the costs and benefit of production, while the social and environmental components endeavor to measure positive and negative externalities associated with production.

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