Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives

About Us

We envision a society that innovates and invests to strengthen the environment

Environmental Incentives got its start as a small business consulting firm working to improve the way public funds were being spent on efforts to address the decline in Lake Tahoe’s famous clarity in 2004. Today, we have grown to operate four offices across the U.S. and support field staff in multiple countries. We partner with program managers and funders to improve their effectiveness in our three practice areas: water resources, wildlife and land conservation, and international development.

Environmental Incentives became a Certified B Corporation in 2018. B Corps are for-profit companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, and the environment and are certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We are proud to join the 2,000+ Certified B Corps around the globe working to use business as a force for good. Learn more about our road to B Corp Certification.

We are a GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS) contract holder, under special items numbers: Environmental Consulting Services (SIN) 899-1 and Integrated Consulting Services (SIN) 874-1.

Mission

Our mission is to enhance the environment that sustains healthy communities. We empower public and private sector leaders to maximize their effectiveness using Performance-Driven Conservation® tools and practices.

Guiding Principles

Improve the Environment

We focus our actions to improve the environmental systems that support healthy communities.

Open and Honest Communication

We build on areas of consensus, address challenges and acknowledge uncomfortable truths. We believe honest feedback makes us, our clients and our communities of practice more effective.

Create Enduring Change

We develop tools and practices that alter the basis for decision-making by aligning social, economic, and environmental objectives. We create tailored solutions that work for our partners and their communities.

Our Partners

Our clients and partners are leaders in their fields and communities, inspiring others to innovate and make decisions that improve the environment. Environmental Incentives specializes in performance-driven program design and adaptive management, and we rely on our partners to bring leading expertise in science, engineering, and technology.

Learn how we work together

Partner Spotlight

Sitka Technology Group is a leading software development provider with decades of experience in natural resource data management, business analysis, Big Data analytics, and open standards. Together, we’ve teamed up to design performance-driven conservation programs that are backed by a robust technology infrastructure to deliver clear, actionable results. Our solutions have supported performance tracking of environmental improvement projects and water quality in the Lake Tahoe Basin and facilitated a sage-grouse credit market in Nevada.

“Environmental Incentives’ policy and design expertise coupled with our technology and data management know-how has positively impacted numerous conservation and mitigation programs across the United States. And as an added benefit, we just really dig working together.”

Matt Deniston | Managing Partner, Sitka Technology Group