Therese Karkowski

Principal Consultant & Water Practice Lead, North America

Therese is the Water Practice Lead in North America and has 17 years of management consulting experience with both public and private sector clients across a broad range of industries. She is a subject matter advisor on value chain water-related issues and development of water stewardship strategies. This includes water accounting and footprinting, evaluation of business risks and opportunities, determination of business value at risk and development of mitigation strategies, incorporation of water issues into strategic business planning and governance structures, policy and goal development, water efficiency improvements and integration with other natural resource optimization strategies, stakeholder engagement, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) implementation, and water-related reporting.

She is also a subject matter advisor on greenhouse gas inventories, and has developed financial modeling and forecasting tools to evaluate value chain energy and emission reduction projects and set actionable strategies and goals to reduce costs, increase revenue, manage risk, and build brand value. Additional expertise includes development of corporate social responsibility strategies, sustainability reporting, external disclosures, business case development, materiality assessments, supply chain engagement, and energy efficiency initiatives. Therese has a B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Penn State.