Carl Gagliardi, President
Carl Gagliardi has been a pioneer
in helping organizations develop practical sustainable business programs, systems and policies. His front-line regulatory,
business, manufacturing and product life cycle expertise has allowed him to serve as a one-stop guide to steer corporate clients
through the ever-changing and often tangled landscape of environmental issues, particularly marketplace and supply chain sustainability.
Carl created and was director of International Paper’s Environmental
Business Services (EBS) group, a groundbreaking and popular function that anticipated and worked at the cutting edge of the
new wave of marketplace environmentalism that is still sweeping the industry. He and his team supported the company’s
core sales and marketing operations by guiding them and their customers in the design of environmental programs, product sustainability,
eco-labeling and certification, environmental management systems, and recycling policy and practices.
With the encouragement of several of his largest corporate clients,
Carl established his own independent company in 2005 based on the EBS concept. Between the two incarnations of EBS, he has
designed or helped draft environmental programs and policies for more than 100 major corporations in North America and Europe,
including some of the most recognizable names in manufacturing, superstore retail, publishing and commercial printing, and
packaging, as well as for financial institutions, catalogers, merchants and universities.
Carl has served on the board of the National Association of Environmental Management and the advisory
board of the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation. He was a member of several special executive policy-writing
committees of three of the top trade associations representing the major paper buying industries, as well as several executive
policy committees of the American Forest & Paper Association. He has been a delegate to the Organization
for Economic Cooperation and Development and several other international bodies responsible for sustainability.
Before joining International Paper, Carl was the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency’s Associate Administrator for communications, education and public affairs and Director of Public
Affairs for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He is a frequent speaker and the co-author of The Paper Consumer's Guide to Climate
Change, and he has contributed to numerous other environmental guides and guidelines, from the WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas Protocol
to the DMA Environmental Resource Guide.