Rick Crawford from Emerger Strategies earns Sustainability Excellence Associate Credential

April 17, 2024

Rick Crawford, from Emerger Strategies has earned the Sustainability Excellence Associate (SEA) from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). By obtaining this credential, Rick has demonstrated competency in the field of sustainability and has been recognized for having the skills necessary to foster innovation and to promote and lead sustainability initiatives.

In obtaining his SEA credential, Crawford has demonstrated that he:
• Understand and can communicate sustainability topics to diverse audiences;
• Is abreast of the most current sustainability issues, tools and techniques;
• Is able to apply systems thinking in developing sustainability solutions and assess sustainability risks and opportunities in any organization, community or industry; and
• Is involved in planning, implementing and evaluating the integration of sustainability into organizational culture and practice.

Rick is now a part of a growing community of innovative leaders around the world leveraging their Sustainability Excellence credentials to help organizations and communities integrate sustainability culture and practices throughout their operations. Emerger Strategies is a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, and they plan to utilize the Rick’s MBA in Sustainable Business, his 15 years of experience in the sustainability field, and now his SEA credentials to continue fulfilling its mission to help companies measure and improve their sustainability performance, all while boosting profits.

“I am a lifelong learner, and with the rapidly evolving field of sustainability, I think the SEA credentials provide a way to demonstrate my expertise to our current, and potential clients, who are looking to work with a trusted sustainability professional.”

The Sustainability Excellence Associate program is one of several credentials administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the world’s leading sustainability and health certification and credentialing body. Among other offerings, GBCI is responsible for the market delivery of LEED certification, the world’s most widely used green building rating system. In addition to the Sustainability Excellence Associate and Professional credentials, GBCI also administers the LEED AP with specialty credentials; LEED Green Associate credentials; LEED Green Rater verification services; the SITES AP credential for sustainable landscape design and development; the WELL AP credential, which focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment; the TRUE Advisor zero waste professional certificate; and the Urban Greenhouse Gas Inventory Specialist credential that focuses on community-level greenhouse gas emissions inventory accounting.

The GBCI credentialing programs use rigorous test development best practices and require ongoing maintenance to encourage credentialed professionals to participate in learning experiences that demonstrate continued competency and up-to-date industry knowledge. GBCI has received and maintained Personnel Certification accreditation from the American National Standards Institute since 2011.

To learn more about Emerger Strategies commitment to sustainability, visit https://emergerstrategies.com/


About Emerger Strategies

Emerger Strategies the sustainable business consultancy whose mission is to measure and improve your company’s sustainability performance, all while boosting profits. Emerger Strategies is a Climate Neutral Certified business and a 1% for the Planet member.

About Green Business Certification Inc

GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL Building Standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE certification for zero waste, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits and RELi for resilient design.