As a scholar, I have been researching, developing, and delivering experiential learning, live projects, and practical approaches to enabling more sustainable business practices for years. I am fortunate to do this while holding the Falk Chair of Socially Responsible Business and Professor of Sustainability in one of the first Sustainability Schools in the U.S., and I have helped lead a #1 Ranked MBA Sustainability program. I am an Integrated Management activist and integrator; speaker; advisor, champion of SDGs, translator of sustainable value, collaborator, and outdoor enthusiast.
I hope you find this site provides context for how I work with project partners, is useful for accessing my work, and is useful for contacting me so that we can work together to co-create and capture the full value that ESG best practices and sustainability have to offer.
About Dr. Robert Sroufe
Robert Sroufe is a professional speaker and consultant. He works with Business Leaders on positively impacting 21st Century business practices through energizing and supporting desired change management at the intersection of business and sustainability. In addition, he advises, consults, and conducts research enabling significant business change involving environmental management systems, supply chains, high-performance buildings, and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Robert brings over 20 years of experience and a knowledge base in integrated management, translating sustainability into value and performance, coupled with a passion for assisting leaders in transforming their practices, products, and services. His experience includes working with business leaders in the Manufacturing sector, Supply Chain Management, Services arenas, Higher Education, and the fields of Biotech, Architecture, and within emerging Social Sustainability industries to find the return on integration (ROInt) value proposition.
Project partners include but are not limited to: 412 Food Rescue, Alcoa, American Eagle, Animal Friends, Auberle, Allegheny Conference, Allegheny County, Animal Friends, Avery Dennison, Blabs, Bayer, Blueprint Robotics, Braskem, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Citizens Climate Lobby, City of Pittsburgh, Comcast, Conservation Consultants Inc., Circadiance, Construction Junction, Covestro, CNX Gas, Desmone Architects, Duquesne Light, EcoInnovation District, EISolar, ELoop, Enel X, Evoqua, EverPower, Evive, EvolveEA, FedEx Ground, Giant Eagle, Google, Green Building Alliance, H.J. Heinz, Highmark, Idea Foundry, Intelomed, International Living Futures Institute Living Products Hub, InvolveMINT, Kurt Lesker, Leechburg Area Community Development Corporation, Maryland Refractories, MedRad, MSA, NewMarket, Omnicell, PNC Bank, Parkhurst, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Pennsylvania Resources Council, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh Green Innovators, Pittsburgh Zoo, PPG, Rachel Carson Homestead, Rockwool, SolBridge, Studio St. Germain, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Sykes, Syntheon, The Nature Conservancy, the Tower Financial Group, The Ray, ThermoRock, Tsudis, UPMC, Uptown Partners, US Steel, Venture Outdoors, Wesco, Westinghouse, Winchester Thurston, Windstax, and the YWCA.
He has worked with Fortune 500 companies and entire countries while assisting leaders in bridging gaps in their operations, supply chains, and management systems and reporting – seeing past obstacles to opportunities. Using a systems approach, he assists his clients in developing insights to read trends and shifts toward desired integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance. His clients have remarked on his skills in inspiring them to think big globally and empower employees and new initiatives.
Let's Work Together
I provide specialized advisement and skills, enable innovative thinking, and can draw on experience from across sectors to help business leaders experience success.
What is important to focus on? Where do we start? How are we doing relative to our industry peers? Why is there so much focus on CO2? What wave of innovation is next? Is this feasible? What is the value proposition? These are the questions keeping business leaders up at night.
Finding answers to important questions is part of a customized approach uncovering strategically aligned opportunities for growth, innovation, feasible options, and tangible value. I can help.
Benchmarking & Gap Analysis
Benchmarking finds insight and innovation by comparing your project, methods, systems, supply chain, or processes with the best practices. It includes building CO2 assessment tools, and how to use this information to drive improvements, change management, strategy, and find new opportunities to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices.
Materiality assessments are action learning opportunities aimed at engaging stakeholders to find out how important specific environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are to them. The insights are then used to guide strategy development and communication, continued assessment, reporting, and help organizations tell a more meaningful sustainability story.
Carbon Assessment & Valuation
Goals of carbon neutrality are a great place to start, but a tragic place to stop without understanding how we get from where we are today to achieve these goals. This starts by Identifying the material sources of CO2 equivalents of GHG emissions. I can help build CO2 management tools, collect data on quantities, calculate a baseline footprint, and look for reduction opportunities. Valuation and product declarations, return on integration (ROInt), options for offsets along with handprints, and the development of processes for continued measurement and management.
Understand how expectations are changing. Analysis of the industry's evolving environment helps guide business leaders to grow and survive in a competitive environment. What are your blind spots? This action learning opportunity can help you gain a competitive edge in the industry as we backcast from a future vision of sustainable business practices to predict changes in the market and analyze the threats and opportunities that will inform decision making.