About Sutherland & Associates

About our company

Founded in 2013, Sutherland & Associates is a mission-driven company that provides guidance and programmatic support for organizations working to make urban environments less carbon-intensive, more sustainable, and more resilient in the face of climate change.

The firm has helped hundreds of cities and dozens of investors and partners turn good ideas into tested, scalable practices. It provides ongoing design and management of major research and grant-making initiatives.

Staff efficiently works with partners and grantees to scope, execute, and close projects in a manner that is designed for ease of use and impact capture. They interface with funders and networks to create and adapt programs to match evolving strategies, iterating with organizations to design and perform research that informs data-based course-setting in real time.

Project schedules do not lag, commitments are exceeded, and clients increasingly realize the value of eased workloads and aligning next steps.

Clients recognize that deep social change requires an appetite for measured risk, upfront capital, and rapid response to idea testing. They seek ideas that can alter hard and soft systems for the greater good. Partners invest in ideas and programs designed for systems transformation, taking a wholistic approach to solution-discovery.

Not all experiments succeed, but clients and partners understand that when it comes to developing scalable climate change solutions, nothing tried is nothing gained. Sutherland & Associates is inspired by these organizations, and supporting their success in adapting for a resilient planet is the primary motivation of the firm.