It’s normal to be wary of consultants. Will they truly add value for me or just write fancy plans that sit on the shelf? Turn every conversation into a sales pitch? Work well with our staff and other partners? Constantly nickel and dime us?
We’re serious about being different.
At FrameworkESG, we’re a next-generation consultancy helping companies establish strategic advantage by engaging new social, environmental, and economic realities proactively.
We refer to our work as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) management because it’s a more complete lens than CSR, citizenship, sustainability, etc., and one aligned with business and investor metrics and priorities. We believe there’s strong evidence that business can perform better by considering its impacts, and that trust is the currency that undergirds all economies. We’re motivated by a mission to do great work for our clients that makes your business stronger, society more sustainable, and our own firm more successful. And we enjoy and find real fulfillment in our work every day, which shows in the results you receive.
Since 2003, we’ve helped dozens of leading companies position themselves for greater success by making strides on complex issues critical to their long-term growth. Many choose to build long-term partnerships with us. In fact, half of our clients have worked with us for more than three years, and some for more than a decade—a testament to the sustained quality of our team of talented, committed experts.
With more than 25 years of experience as a strategic thinker, advisor, and communicator, Kate has been advising companies her entire professional life. Formerly a commercial-litigation attorney whose clients included federal financial institutions, banks, and insurance and other public companies, Kate brings together a variety of perspectives to inform her work with clients. In 2003 she founded Framework LLC. Kate directs the company’s research and leads the firm’s consulting work with clients on integrating consideration for ESG issues into corporate strategy and operations. Some of the organizations that she has advised for many years are The Coca-Cola Company, The Hershey Company, NVIDIA, Symantec, and the Global Compact Network USA.
Kate frequently speaks and writes on the value of ESG integration and the effective management of ESG issues. Her work has been published in Ethical Corporation, Green Biz, The Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance and Banking, and Triple Pundit. In addition, Framework’s work culture and research have been mentioned in Harvard Business School publications, Forbes, and Bloomberg.
Kate serves on the board of directors of Cornerstone Capital Inc. and chairs the board’s nominating and governance committee. In addition, she serves on the Ethical Corporation editorial advisory board and has served as a guest lecturer at the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale (CBEY) Business and the Environment Consulting Clinic since 2009.
Kate holds a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri at Columbia, from which she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a lifetime member of Net Impact. She lives in Nyack, New York, with her husband and two children.
Shalimar’s background includes her work in non-profits fulfilling various roles. Her passions have led her to work that include supporting school administration, recreation management, implementing community projects, varying capacities to empower and support at-risk youth, and joining AmeriCorps. Some of her interests include creative writing, supporting the arts, and trying new recipes.
Prior to joining Framework as an Operational Assistant, Shalimar served a rewarding year as an AmeriCorps Public Ally. She had the opportunity to help break the cycle of homelessness and engage in a series of leadership and organizational development trainings.
She is currently in pursuit of her Masters in Business Administration with a Human Resources concentration.
Toby became involved in the ESG space working on sustainability projects in-house at Annie’s Homegrown, the Natural & Organic arm of General Mills. There, he measured company performance on key sustainability indicators and performed research and benchmarking on corporate activism and environmental stewardship. Prior to that, Toby worked in water resources consulting, applying flow monitoring principles to pinpoint structural weaknesses in municipal water pipelines throughout his home state of Michigan.
At Framework, Toby supports client work related to materiality analyses, CSR reporting, and a variety of other projects. Toby is a LEED Green Associate and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Before joining FrameworkESG, Eva has demonstrated her interest and commitment to sustainability through varied roles; supporting public engagement for a policy-making organization, coordinating communications for a nationally recognized non-profit, assisting the development of corporate citizenship and integrated reporting strategy at Southwest Airlines, and participating in environmental advocacy initiatives in her home state of Texas. She utilizes these experiences and skills in her role at FrameworkESG providing projects with a varied range of analytical support.
Eva holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Texas A&M University.
Sun has twenty years of experience in media, content development, and corporate communications. Prior to joining Framework, Sun served as an account director in the New York and Seattle offices of Story Worldwide, a leading global custom media agency, where he helped Bank of America, UPS, and Holland America Lines, among other clients, develop award-winning publications, shareholder communications, and marketing programs.
Sun has also written, edited, and managed publishing projects for numerous magazine and book publishers, including Condé Nast and Grove/Atlantic, where he edited the 2003 New York Times nonfiction bestseller Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, which traces the roots of the modern corporate responsibility concept to the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy. His involvement with social and environmental causes includes time spent as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, volunteer teacher and mentor to migrant workers and urban youth, and producer of benefit concerts. Born in South America and raised in the Caribbean, Sun is now based in Seattle.
Cristina has built her career studying methods that achieve organizational change in the pursuit of environmental sustainability. Her work draws from experience in investment management, environmental policy and marine science. The passion she has developed is to become knowledgeable in business strategies that embrace sustainability factors as a means of enriching the kinds of ideas that reconnect business with the changing world.Prior to joining Framework, Cristina worked as an Environmental Policy Specialist at the US Department of Energy. She holds two Master’s degrees: Sustainability Management from Columbia University and Environmental Policy from the University of Denver. Cristina was raised in a multi-cultural family. Spanish was her first language. In her travels outside the United States, she has learned to communicate in different cultures. All have added to her appreciation of the need to resolve sustainability issues through ideas manifested by a wide range of experts.
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FrameworkESG is a respected consultancy that specializes in helping leading companies build trust, reduce risk, and create value by improving their environmental, social, and governance practices and performance.
We do purposeful, high-quality work in a light-hearted, no-drama culture. We are always looking to meet candidates with relevant skills who are aligned with our mission to promote sustainability and who embody our core values:
- Committed to a better world
- Positive and supportive
- Pragmatic and value-focused
- Leaders and innovators
FrameworkESG was ranked #2 on Fortune’s 50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list in 2016 and has been certified as a Great Place to Work since 2016. For more information about our firm,