• Addressing Climate Change

    Helping communities adapt for an equitable and resilient future

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  • Building Practitioner Networks

    Designing for impact and equipping networks with strategies and data systems

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  • Working with Foundations

    Fostering mutually beneficial partnerships that yield desired impacts

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  • Supporting Nonprofits and Governments

    Adaptively problem solving to instigate systemic change across sectors

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Designing and Building for Climate Impact

Sutherland & Associates is a team of practiced problem solvers helping organizations understand influencers, develop programs, and evaluate their impacts on climate change issues.


  • The Water-Energy Nexus.  Specialize in water and energy issues, marrying good yet under-developed system-integration ideas with economically feasible and politically appealing implementation approaches.
  • Research and Development.  Perform research and develop ideas designed to mitigate carbon emissions, or that help humanity adapt to climate change in equitable ways.
  • Fund Management.  Serve as an intermediary between philanthropic investors and practitioner networks due to being highly skilled at pooled grant fund program development, management, and evolution.
  • Program Evaluation.  Map programs to understand their effectiveness, present assessments, recommend improvements, construct databases, and create impact evaluation frameworks and tracking systems.


  • Foundations – Enabling philanthropic organizations to understand the impact of investments on sustainability and climate issues.
  • Nonprofits and Governments – Enabling nonprofits and research organizations to be more effective through data gathering and assessment, metric development, goal-oriented work plan development, silo-breaking, and facilitation of partner connections.
  • Practitioner Networks – Enabling practitioners to exert influence on their fields through network building and facilitation of collaborative work.