Verdis Team Keeps Growing

2023 was a huge year of growth for the team at Verdis. With our team expanding coast-to-coast in five states, we’ve increased our capacity to serve our clients nationwide. We’ve added five new full-time employees to the team throughout the year. Highlights for our team are below; to read our client-focused year in review, click here.

Let’s take a bird’s eye view of Team Verdis:

Omaha, NE (Headquarters)

Los Angeles, CA

Phoenix, AZ

Buffalo, NY

Philadelphia, PA

2023 Accomplishments

B Corp Certification

We are thrilled to announce that Verdis Group became a certified B Corporation in 2023!

Verdis joined 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. Verdis is proud to be the ninth company and the only sustainability consulting firm certified in Nebraska.

B Corporations meet highly verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Unlike traditional corporations, B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on all stakeholders: customers, workers, communities, and the environment.

Read more here

LOVErdis Nonprofit of the Year: Habitat for Humanity Omaha

Habitat for Humanity Omaha (Habitat Omaha) was selected as the third annual LOVErdis winner. This program was created by Verdis in 2019 as a mechanism to allow a community organization to tackle some of its biggest sustainability challenges for free. Previous LOVErdis winners include Joslyn Art Museum (2019) and the Jewish Federation of Omaha (2022).

​​Once a year, the Verdis Group team offers one lucky nonprofit the opportunity to tackle some of its biggest sustainability challenges through our LOVErdis program. This year’s winner of a free greenhouse gas inventory and Net Zero Pathway was Habitat for Humanity Omaha!

Read more here

Recognition for Sustainability Milestones

This year, Verdis Group received a Silver Level Award from the Western New York (WNY) Sustainable Business Roundtable for achieving significant sustainability milestones and for continuously improving our organization’s performance. We’re so proud to be amongst businesses that are making tangible efforts to reduce environmental impacts, build resiliency, and enhance their social responsibility!

One of our favorite East-Coasters, Liesel Schwarz, had the pleasure of attending the 2023 WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable Summit in November. The summit provided opportunities for connecting with fellow industry leaders and facilitated indispensable sessions on sustainable business insights and trends. Liesel had the honor of moderating for keynote speaker Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow. Mr. Freed urged immediate action on climate change, expressing we already have the required knowledge and technology.

The WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable is a collaborative of public and private sector organizations working together to demonstrate how WNY businesses can take a lead in integrating sustainability into their operations to benefit staff, the environment, and their bottom line.

Meet our new team members!

We welcomed five new team members in 2023. Meet the rest of the team here!

Sally Noble

After displaying her knowledge and skills as an intern at Verdis in 2022, Sally has been invaluable ever since starting her role as an Analyst on the data team. She focuses on interpreting data for clients through technical analyses such as GHG inventories, as well as supporting project managers in delivering useful information to clients by conducting thorough research and creating deliverables. Read More

Jeremia Njeru

Joining Verdis last January, Jeremia’s contributions as Associate have been invaluable to the team. He brings a tremendous wealth of experience, and expertise in the field of sustainability and climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience, gained from working in academic and community settings. Through his project management, research and analysis, facilitation, and engagement work, he’s helped organizations develop and implement useful sustainability strategies. Read More

Megan Belongia 

Megan began at Verdis in May, joining our data team as an Analyst. She brings a passion for finding creative solutions to climate-related challenges and ensuring communities are equipped with the tools to thrive in a constantly evolving world. She’s already made a splash at Verdis by distilling large volumes of client data to create greenhouse gas inventories and other tools to gather meaningful insights and track progress toward sustainability goals. Read More

Molly Coghlan 

Molly, joining Verdis as an Analyst in March, brought with her a wealth of experience in developing and implementing sustainability engagement, education opportunities, and performing sustainability and spatial analyses. She’s been excelling in her role by deftly summarizing data to communicate meaningful insights, implementing engagement strategies, and promoting organizational change. Read More

Sami Edens 

Sami began at Verdis in November as Marketing Coordinator, and she now uses her storytelling and marketing expertise to amplify Verdis Group’s influence in sustainability projects nationwide. She spearheads marketing and business development efforts and contributes to the writing and design work that engages clients and communities. Read More

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