Verdis Group is officially a Certified B Corp!
Verdis is joining more than 6,700 Certified B Corporations in over 90 countries, across 160+ industries, leading the way in a global movement to use business as a force for good. B Corp Certifications are rare in general and even more so here in Nebraska. In fact, Verdis is only the ninth company, and the only sustainability consulting firm, to be certified in the state of Nebraska.Read the full B Corp Announcement
Becoming more resilient to climate change involves both mitigation and adaptation. Many institutions are already thinking about mitigation; how they can reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, among other strategies. However, climate change is already affecting our day-to-day lives and forward-thinking institutions are already planning for adaptation.Learn more
Greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut by 50% by 2030 and drop to Net Zero by 2050. The time to act is now and we all have an important role to play. Your organization has the opportunity to lead for your employees, your customers, and your community by reducing your emissions with Verdis Group’s Net Zero Pathway.Learn more
Waste reduction and diversion are complex issues for every organization. We provide the expertise and guidance to achieve your goals. Each organization has a myriad of specific challenges to solve, and often lack the knowledge and experience for how to solve them. Since our founding, we have worked on waste and recycling solutions more than any other sustainability issue, making us experts in the field.Learn more
We have years of experience and deep expertise in identifying, designing, and implementing strategies to change behaviors and build engagement. Our goal is to help your organization’s employees shift from energy-consuming habits to energy-conserving habits using very real, specific, and research validated strategies that are effective at changing the behavior of building occupants.Learn more
Transportation demand management programs encourage employees to walk, bus, bike, ride share or telecommute to work. Our expertise in transportation solutions, combined with our expertise in behavior change, can offer you the opportunity to save millions of dollars in avoided car storage infrastructure costs.Learn more
The Verdis team has been a pleasure to work with. They were able to take a large and complex issue and turn it into a measurable, actionable plan which all parties on campus supported. The final result is a plan that our campus is truly excited about and which will allow us to make demonstrable progress in our sustainability efforts. We couldn't have done it without them.
Verdis Group helped us better align our sustainability efforts with our corporate strategy and set stretch goals at an enterprise level. With Verdis Group’s help, we’ve made tremendous progress in a short period of time.
The Verdis team offered invaluable support and guidance as we moved forward with our green efforts. Their methods are backed by research, and they have strong knowledge of how to enact behavior change on a large scale. Thanks to Verdis, we now have an initiative that benefits the environment, saves money, and increases employee satisfaction.
The team at Verdis Group was an excellent fit for us. Their structured yet flexible and catered approach has really breathed new life into our sustainability initiative and set us on a clear and bold path forward.
We wanted to take an organized, well-thought-out approach to improving sustainability, and Verdis fit the bill perfectly. They brought multiple disciplines together to create our plan, implement action steps, and change the way our entire organization thinks on an individual level about the wise use of precious resources.
Who We Are
We work with complex organizations to create a thriving and resilient world
Founded in 2009, Verdis Group is headquartered in Omaha, NE with staff in Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, and New York. Verdis Group, a certified B Corp, provides consulting services for climate action planning and implementation for the architecture and engineering industry, higher education, municipalities, zoos and aquariums, cultural institutions, the financial services industry, and airports. B Corps meet highly verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability and – unlike traditional corporations – B Corps are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on all interested parties: customers, workers, communities, and the environment.
Our team is led by its two owners and founders, Daniel Lawse and Craig Moody. Functionally, our team operates as a nimble network—quickly adapting to the changing world around us while ensuring organizational resilience. We are effective communicators, purpose driven, and transparent.
We have completed dozens of climate action planning projects in the past 13 years. Our knowledge of climate impacts and vulnerabilities, combined with our ability to collaboratively develop strategies, allows us to offer an unparalleled level of service. Our team is trained in Technology of Participation (ToP) methods to facilitate engaging workshops that enable groups to build consensus and achieve a shared vision. Our Analytics Team specializes in greenhouse gas accounting, decarbonization planning, and creating systems to track progress over time.
In addition to our planning prowess, many of our clients retain us to help them implement strategies that emerge in the planning process, giving us wide-ranging expertise on issues such as climate resilience, emissions reduction, community engagement, waste management, purchasing, transportation, behavior change, and much more. Our implementation work helps to ensure that the climate action plans we help create are grounded in the realities of execution, which ensures our clients are poised to take action.
GHG Inventory & Decarbonization Expertise
Conducting scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas inventories is squarely in our wheelhouse. We have a 6-person Analytics Team that is deeply familiar with the GHG Protocol, and the Team conducts sophisticated analyses to project business-as-usual emissions for many large and complicated clients. They model carbon reduction scenarios and work collaboratively with each client to determine the best pathway to decarbonize—one that considers the goals set out by the Science Based Targets Initiative and the financial implications.
Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Our purpose is to create a thriving and resilient world. We believe a thriving and resilient world is an equitable one, and we are committed to upholding our values in all that we do. This includes both our internal practices and policies and the way in which we deliver our work. We are committed to centering inclusive and equitable participatory decision making in our work, and driving toward decisions and actions that benefit human and non–human parts of nature. In our planning work, our commitment to environmental justice, equity, diversity and inclusion shows up in many ways. Of particular note is our process of stakeholder mapping and ensuring that all voices are represented at the decision–making table, including those that have historically been absent.
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- Daniel Lawse
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- Craig Moody
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