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.
~Christiana Figueres, Executive
Holly gave the best lecture on climate change I've ever heard, and I've heard Al
~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.
~Pierre Delforge, Environmental
Sustainability Programs, Hewlett Packard
Holly's paper and presentation were a tour de force, outstanding.
The leaders were stunned by her information which motivated them to pass a resolution requiring all future meetings to be
plastic-free and to continue using their influence to help solve the plastics crisis.
Secretary General of the InterAction Council, and former Principal Secretary and Chief Speechwriter for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
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.
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
~Ivonne A-Baki, Ecuadorian Ambassador to the U.S. and Ecuadorian Minister
of Foreign Trade, Industry & Fisheries
Holly 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 you.
~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 Holly.
~Ray Clark, Associate Director,
White House Council on Environmental Quality
What 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.
~Karen 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