Practitioners and Private Partners
Cross-sector practitioners and private partners can be overlooked as a significant driver of climate solutions. Often there is a lack of access or insight into the fields that they need influence to effectively do their jobs.
Sutherland & Associates works across sectors so that it is clear that everyone, especially those working to bridge gaps in communities, are part of the problem solving process around climate issues.
- Investor-owned utilities can be paired with municipal utilities to jointly address water and energy resources in an integrated way
- The private market can be tapped to influence customer behavior changes that governments are unable to motivate
- Governments can be taught to see themselves as technical support for and conveners of community-based organizations, sharing power and responsibility in ways that advance climate progress locally
Sutherland & Associates provides frank assessments, suggests process flows, and advises on ways to work together to unlock resources that may exist in silos to achieve collective goals.