A little more about us...
Q: How did Earth Forward Group come together?
A: We were graduate students working together on group projects and quickly realized that we shared similar views on a lot of issues such as agriculture, renewable energy, food production and policy. We worked well together and decided to tap our diverse professional experiences to tackle projects that could have a meaningful impact on the environment around us.
Q: Why do you think there is a need today for a company like EFG?
A: Increasingly we see clients looking for innovative, bespoke solutions for their businesses that consider the human and environmental impact of their operations on the economy and society at large. Our planet has never had so many inhabitants, communities are connected like never before and technology is driving change and threatening traditional industries. There is a constant state of flux, from regulatory policy to weather events. To that end, we observed a need for EFG to help organizations navigate societal complexities and proactively manage risk.
Q: What does EFG offer its clients?
A: We provide research, advisory and program management services to clients operating primarily in agriculture, energy and environmental services. Our work covers a wide arc, ranging from initiating workforce development programs, to conservation and efficiency proposals, to collaborating with non-profit groups. We strive to incorporate sustainability principles and respect for stakeholders into all of our work. EFG offers objective analysis and practical commercial ideas.
Q: What are the macro issues that interest or influence EFG?
A: There are a number of themes that we believe will dominate our attention going forward. For instance, how will the world efficiently produce and distribute enough nutritious food to feed an estimated global population of 10 billion by 2050? As more people across the globe migrate to cities, how can urban centers cope with the growth and increased demands on infrastructure? How will cities finance investment in essential public services? Will cities and governments be proactive in dealing with extreme weather events? How will electricity companies adapt to threats posed by advances in distributed generation and alternative energy technologies? How can the business community balance accelerating economic growth with changing environmental circumstances and evolving stakeholder demands? We think all these issues are critical and likely to yield opportunities to make the world a better place for everyone.