Our approach is multifaceted—from intuitive to insightful to inspiring.
Our company is led by former staff of Parametrix, Inc. and Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). In 2006, building on work in environmental markets, Parametrix formed an internal research and development business unit charged with advancing ecosystem services science and developing strategies for integrating ecosystem services principles into program- and project-level applications. The team focused on creating the methods, metrics, tools, and infrastructure needed to support development of sustainability and risk reduction programs, improve business and regulatory processes, and facilitate exchanges in an ecosystem services marketplace. In 2009 and 2010, Parametrix presented its tool development capabilities to the BSR corporate roundtable on ecosystem services and, as a result, began providing services to the corporate sector.
In April 2012, long-time Parametrix staff formed a new organization specifically charged with the continued development and application of ecosystem services decision support tools, including EcoMetrix. In July 2012, former BSR staff responsible for convening the corporate roundtable and co-leading BSR’s Ecosystem Services Working Group joined the new organization. ESG now offers the combined benefits of strong technical capabilities, a deep understanding of evolving international policies, and an intimate familiarity with corporate processes, to deliver progressive projects at all levels.