about connections. She connects well with people, she builds bridges between them, she sees linkages among issues, and
she is a great communicator who can translate issues from one audience to another. These proclivities and talents, combined
with her extraordinary enthusiasm, organizational skills, and extensive knowledge of climate and sustainability issues,
enable her to be highly effective on whatever initiative she undertakes.
Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
Holly gave the best lecture on climate change I've ever heard, and I've
heard Al Gore.
~Dr. Jerold Lowenstein, Fellow, California Academy of Sciences,
Recipient of the Fellow Medal, the Academy's Highest Honor
We hired EES five times. It's typical for
a major company like Proctor & Gamble to go with a big, name-brand consulting firm, but Holly and EES do superb research
and analysis and pinpoint the strategic issues. Holly has an extraordinary network of contacts that is a highly
valuable resource to anyone looking to develop partnerships. They did excellent work for us.
~George Carpenter, Vice President, Corporate Sustainable Development, Proctor & Gamble
Holly and her
colleagues brought to our project a wealth of connections and a very high level of professionalism and energy, which made
a real difference and helped us succeed in a new area for the company.
Delforge, Environmental Sustainability Programs, Hewlett Packard
It was a great experience working with Holly
Kaufman and her team. We are quite happy! She did an extremely thorough job, gave us so much more in both quantity
of information and quality of assessment than I ever expected, they over-performed. She used her personal contacts
to discover obscure but very valuable information. She made us think about questions and resources we never would
have come upon and the final product will help us make critical decisions to move forward with our work. The
next time we have a need, we would definitley hire her again.
~Doug Boucher, Ph.D, Director,
Tropical Forest & Climate Initiative, Union of Concerned Scientists
Holly has the unusual ability to both see
the "big picture" and be attentive to details. That makes her an excellent manager.
A-Baki, Ecuadorian Ambassador to the U.S. and Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Trade, Industry & Fisheries
and her team were much more than the usual consultants - they really put their heart into this project. That is
what motivated our members to get engaged and bring a new energy and cohesion to our organization.
~Dr. Joh Henschel, International Long-Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER), Namibia
EES led a dynamic,
participatory strategic planning process which energized our international membership and got them involved in planning the
future of their organization... ILTER is continuing to strengthen and grow, and for that we owe Holly a big thank
~Dr. Steve Hamburg, Science Director, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF); Co-Chair, US-ILTER
International Committee; Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
I've worked with
Holly for over fifteen years. Whenever I need something done right, done quickly and thoroughly, I turn to
~Ray Clark, Associate Director, White House Council on Environmental Quality
was particularly effective, in addition to the fine job you did identifying our target audiences and bringing the coalition
together on a strategic outreach plan, was the emphasis you put on the follow-up steps we needed to take to ensure that we
implemented it. Your insistence on follow through worked, and the plan became the roadmap to a successful outcome.
Garrison, Co-director, Ocean Initiative, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Holly has provided tremendous
value by introducing us to and garnering the support of influential business leaders who want to amplify their business opportunities
and improve the US economy by being at the forefront of environmental stewardship.
Phillips, former Manager, Clean Air Campaign, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF); Director, Sierra Club California
has become a trusted source of sound advice and wise guidance. Holly's range of experience, diplomatic skill and deep
understanding of sustainability issues make her an invaluable resource!
Director, Center for Climate Action