Jim Fava

Executive Director, North America

Jim 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 (initially) and now sustainable fashion. As Executive Director at Anthesis Group, Jim continues with this purpose, passion, and actions to drive business value (increased revenue, mitigate risks, enhance brand, and reduce costs) from operating sustainably.

Representative clients include BASF, SBD, 3M, SC Johnson, Coke Cola, Johnson & Johnson, KimberlyClark, Armstrong, Motorola, Longwood Gardens, General Motors, United Technologies (UTC), International Copper Association, International Zinc Association, ICMM, ALCAN, Alcoa, American Forest and Paper Association, Nike, Boeing, Herman Miller, Rio Tinto, Dow Corning, Pitney Bowes, DuPont, Industry Canada, OECD, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and UNEP.

Dr. Fava has been called the ‘father of modern-day life cycle assessment’. Among other focuses, Jim has spent the last 30 years promoting and developing the practice and application of life cycle information to support decision making globally.