Jim Fava

Executive Director, North America

Dr James (Jim) Fava has spent over 40 years supporting businesses and governments to understand the risks and opportunities facing them, and providing guidance, tools, know-how on strategies and actions to enable them to operate in a more environmentally responsible and sustainable way. As Executive Director at Anthesis Group, Jim continues with this purpose, passion, and actions to drive business value from operating sustainably.

Dr Fava has spent over 30 years promoting and developing the practice and application of life cycle information to support decision making globally. He played key roles in the SETAC, ISO, UNEP-SETAC Life cycle initiative, and the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from ACLCA. He has played an extensive role in promoting and developing the application of life cycle information to support decision-making globally, with his involvement in the practice spanning over three decades.

Jim co-founded Five Winds International in 1998 which grew from 4 professionals to over 150 when they merged with PE International in 2012,. Additionally, he founded the Product Sustainability Roundtable (PSRT) in 1993 which continually brings together the world’s product sustainability leaders from across the value chain, in a non-competitive environment, to provide support and best practice advice to their product-oriented programs to drive organizational change and realize business value.

His exceptional communication and facilitation expertise have led him to chair several advisory groups and committees and contributed chapters to several books. Widely published and quoted, Dr. Fava is regularly invited to speak at engagements throughout the world.