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Carl Gagliardi, President

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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.