PRESS RELEASE: Edge Environment announces US expansion and names Bryan Sheehan Managing Director, North America

Edge US team will join the international sustainability consultancy’s market-leading teams in Australia and Chile.  Experienced sustainability consultancy leader Bryan Sheehan chosen to lead US team.


Boston, MA, March 22, 2021 – The international environmental sustainability consultancy Edge Environment is extremely excited to announce the expansion of its services to clients in the United States, and the appointment of experienced sustainability leader Bryan Sheehan as Managing Director, North America, to lead that expansion.  Both moves are effective immediately. 

Since 2008, Edge Environment Pty Ltd (“Edge Global”), the parent company based in Sydney, Australia, has been helping client partners from businesses to municipalities to NGOs measure impacts, set and implement goals and strategies, and engage internal and external stakeholders to achieve their sustainability missions.  The firm’s success in developing deep client relationships and effective solutions has led to robust team growth and geographic expansion throughout Australia recently and to Chile in 2017, and now to the critical United States market in 2021. 

“The science and evidence show that there has never been a more urgent time to address the environmental, social, and economic challenges we face, and with the criticality of the US market and the renewed US commitment to go even further and faster, we clearly saw that the time is now to bring Edge’s services and expertise in sustainability science, strategy, and storytelling to the US market,” said Edge Global CEO Jonas Bengtsson.  “We are thrilled to have chosen a leader like Bryan to guide these efforts for us in the US and North America.  Bryan brings a rare combination of sustainability passion, vision, and knowledge; deep experience and proven success in building and leading thriving teams and businesses; and a commitment to developing very strong client relationships.  This, along with his deep knowledge of the US corporate sustainability landscape, make us extremely confident that Bryan is the right person to lead the team to great success in helping US clients to achieve their sustainability goals.” 

Bryan brings nearly 12 years of experience building, leading and growing sustainability consulting firms.  He successfully founded and grew an independent sustainability consulting practice serving SMEs from 2010 to 2013, helped US sustainability consulting firm Pure Strategies expand its market presence as a Senior Advisor from 2013 to 2017, and was the US Managing Director for international sustainability consultancy Quantis from 2017 to 2020, where he guided the US team to exceptional three-year growth and significant improvements in business processes while building a highly engaged, high-performing team.  Bryan also brings insight from over 12 years of prior career experience in the corporate world, focused on marketing and strategy in the medical device industry.  This combination of sustainability consulting leadership and corporate experience gives Bryan particularly strong insight into how to successfully lead sustainable change in an organization. 

“I am truly honored and extremely excited to be joining the Edge team.  From the moment I began getting to know the organization and team, I have been thoroughly impressed with their profound commitment to and grounding in the science of sustainability, their strong and collaborative client relationships, their well-earned reputation for quality, leadership, and innovative solutions, and the outstanding passion and positive energy of the entire team,” said Bryan Sheehan.  “It has been encouraging in recent years, and especially during the turbulent and challenging year of 2020, to see that the sustainability commitments of the vast majority of US businesses, cities, and other institutions have been maintained, and at the same time it’s clear that the business community is recognizing the need to move still further and faster to achieve the truly sustainable world we envision and that we must achieve together.  I’m thrilled and inspired to have the opportunity to lead the US team in bringing Edge’s expertise in sustainability science, strategy, and storytelling to help our US-based clients achieve this most critical sustainability vision.”

Edge’s US business has been incorporated as Edge Environment Sustainability Consulting, Inc., and will be based in Boston with a focus on serving US-based multi-national businesses and their supply chain partners, municipalities, and other organizations throughout the US.  In addition to his role as Managing Director, North America, Bryan will participate as a member of the Edge Global Leadership Team. 

About Edge Environment

Established in 2008, Edge is an international sustainability consultancy focused on serving clients based in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Our teams are based in Australia, Chile, and the United States.

We exist to help our clients create value by tackling one of world’s most fundamental challenges: creating truly sustainable economies and societies. We do this by combining science, strategy and storytelling in a way that gives our clients the confidence to take ambitious action, and to do well by doing good.

We support our clients by supporting their needs across six areas:

  • Carbon impact measurement and reduction, and climate resilience
  • Circular economy and lifecycle thinking
  • Sustainability leadership and communications
  • Sustainability strategy
  • Sustainable and ethical procurement and supply chain engagement
  • Sustainable delivery – implementing sustainability strategies to drive results

In bringing together these diverse services, we are perfectly placed to guide clients from first steps to sustainability leadership, and from strategy through to on-the-ground implementation, no matter what point the client is at along their sustainability pathway.  We serve clients in a wide range of industries, with particular focus in food, beverage, and agriculture; consumer products and electronics; life sciences/pharma/biopharma/medical devices; and the built environment/infrastructure/transport. 

Edge Environment Pty Ltd, the parent organization, is a Certified B-Corporation, and our US business, Edge Environment Sustainability Consulting, Inc., will also establish B-Corporation certification.

Get to know more about us at www.edgeenvironment.com

For media inquiries related to Edge US (Edge Environment Sustainability Consulting, Inc.), contact:

Bryan Sheehan
Bryan Sheehan

Managing Director

North America

+1 774 206 9172

For media inquiries related to Edge’s global business or non-US locations, contact:

Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths

Head of Industry Engagement | Principal Consultant

Australia

+61 402 350 664

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