With over eighteen years experience working with large corporations, small start-ups, and non-profits Eric has proven that, with creativity and leadership, doing the right thing for the environment and society can provide a competitive advantage. Eric has successfully designed and implemented a wide range of strategies and initiatives for clients. Projects include corporate reporting; supplier assessments and improvement plans; eco-indexes and scorecards; stakeholder engagement; product, material, and packaging improvements; employee, supplier and consumer education; business simulation and gamification; regulatory compliance; and media and public outreach and communication. Prior to launching Shift Advantage®, Eric spent 7 years as Sustainability Business Integration Manager for Nike and 3 years as Sustainability Director for Nau, a technical outdoor and urban clothing company recognized for its innovative sustainability practices.
Eric has taken leadership roles in many industry collaborative working groups and non-profit organizations to create industry standards, develop tools, provide content expertise, and cultivate change throughout industry. Eric’s roles have included Founding Executive Committee Member with the GreenBlue Sustainable Packaging Coalition; Corporate Partner with the EPA SmartWay Program; Benchmarking and Standards Development with BSR’s Ethical Sourcing Working Group, Standards Development and Rollout Team with the Sustainable Water Working Group; and Corporate Partner with the Climate Savers Program.
When not working, Eric enjoys hiking, sampling the wide array of globally inspired food options in Portland, or putting on a pair of skis or snowshoes for mountain adventures in the winter months.