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The TBLS ESG and Sustainability Team

About the TBLS Group ESG and Sustainability Group:

The TBLS ESG Group is a cohort of sustainability and environmental social and governance (ESG) experts. Our mission is to accelerate the integration of sustainability into strong business strategies thereby genuinely “greening” the corporate culture, operations, sales, marketing and branding process. In 2014, while manufacturers were building sustainability metrics into the supply chain and bringing many of their sustainability practices in-house, legacy environmental liabilities on the corporate balance sheet started to come under deeper scrutiny. In response, TBLS added its Environmental Liability Valuation Advisory. This team of enviro-financial scientists, technical and costing experts, in addition to conducting due diligence and other risk mitigation strategies, helps clients find low cost, environmentally sound settlement solutions for Natural Resource Damages and other reported legacy environmental liabilities. As ESG goals are examined company-wide these settlement solutions that include biodiversity and environmental justice restoration metrics as well as reduction of the carbon footprint help clients to meet their ESG goals while possibly shifting environmental liabilities to valuable company or community assets.

Each of our clients has access to our multi-disciplinary team of senior executives that include, technical and costing metrics, operations, change management, compliance, creative design, sales and marketing expertise. The TBLS ESG Cohort is bound by the mutual commitment to accelerate the ever-expanding ESG, biodiversity and sustainability goals now mandated by companies throughout the world. The following experts join the TBLS Team as required.

Frances Schlosstein
Frances Schlosstein, TBLS CEO/President BS, Environmental Science, MA/MSc Business and Sustainability

Frances is a 30-year marketing veteran and sustainability expert with both consulting and industry background. As an intrapreneur and entrepreneur she has launched new products, brands and companies throughout her career. At TBLS her work as ESG and Sustainability advocate included rebranding of health services products for DSM and launching the first Natural Resources Damages (NRD) Bank in the US, Bluefield Holdings. Bluefield created locally based environmental restoration projects which addressed biodiversity, fish and wildlife habitat and water issues for the settlement of NRD. TBLS today helps corporate clients define and value restoration projects that are low-cost to company/high-value to the Trustee.

Prior to TBLS Schlosstein headed the US operations of a technology spin-off of Siemens Corporation, now owned by McAfee. She was also vice president of business development and new products for Citibank and Blackrock. Clients included global and local financial, healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology companies.

In 2010 Frances completed the Master’s certification program of the Fairleigh Dickenson University’s Institute for Sustainable Enterprise and earned a certificate in Global Sustainability Issues and Environmental Policy from INCAE Business School in Costa Rica. She has completed the coursework for the LEED Associate certification and participated briefly in the early formation of SASB in New York. She is committed to community service and sees public-private partnerships as an important piece of the new business paradigm. She currently serves on the boards of the Association of Corporate Growth Foundation and Glenwild Lake Association.

Dwight E. Collins
Dwight E. Collins PhD TBLS ESG Consultant
Supply Chain and Organizational Development

Dr. Collins is Dean Emeritus and a member of the founding faculty at the Presidio Graduate School (PGS), recognized in 2015 by the New York Times as “the MBA program to attend to Change the World.” He co-founded the Presidio’s Experiential Learning Program and has taught his signature Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management course since the school’s founding. Prior to joining the Presidio, Dr. Collins directed Aspen Technology’s Strategic Planning Practice, which provided strategic planning optimization consulting services to senior executives. Common goals included planning acquisitions, divestitures, post-merger capacity rationalization, production consolidation, and distribution network redesign. Clients included BP Chemicals, NOVA Chemicals, Borden Chemicals, and Abbott Labs.

Early in his career, Dr. Collins was a member of ExxonMobil Corporation’s Worldwide Operations Research Group, a Senior Consultant at the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) (a Washington, D.C. think tank), and a senior researcher as Captain in the US Air Force. At ExxonMobil, he built an economic model of the international coal market to support Exxon investment decisions. At LMI, and in the Air Force, he developed life cycle cost estimating methodologies used by the Air Force and US General Services Administration (GSA).

Dr. Collins earned a BS degree in Engineering Physics, and MS and PhD degrees in Operations Research, all from Cornell University.

Thomas Redd
Thomas Redd, PE, MS, MBA
TBLS ESG, Biodiversity and Financial Specialist

Mr. Redd, is a globally recognized leader with an extensive record of success working with multinational clients to develop innovative engineering and financial solutions to legacy environmental and resource recovery challenges. Clients included multinational oil & gas firms, chemical manufacturers, municipalities, forest products companies, and multinational upstream oil & gas asset owners. Additionally, as a CEO and entrepreneur, Mr. Redd has led companies developing resource recovery, energy efficiency, and sustainability businesses. Mr. Redd has worked with investors specializing in sustainability, impact capital, resource recovery, ethical finance stakeholder alignment, and corporate environmental development. In recent years Mr. Redd served as company leader in sustainability, operations, finance, audit, board relations, and regulatory issues at a mid-stage clean technology startup. There he helped global tire manufacturers including Firestone and Bridgestone to address GHG emissions and promote sustainable products and capacity worldwide.

Ira Feldman
Ira Feldman
US Attorney and International Management Consultant

Ira has 25 years experience as a US attorney and international management consultant focusing on environmental regulatory innovation, strategic environmental management, sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility. At the leading edge of the convergence of sustainability, climate adaptation and ecosystem service with a deep expertise in the development of corporate voluntary excellence programs, environmental performance tools and strategies, and international standards such as ISO and GRI.

Joan Simpson
Joan Simpson
Financial Executive and Chief Sustainability Officer

Joan created Verizon’s corporate sustainability program. Prior to leaving Verizon after 33 years, Joan defined and outlined Verizon’s initial plans for sustainability including paperless billing, use of alternative vehicles for Verizon fleet, requirements for purchasing and vendors, and establishing real estate operational rules. As a finance and operations leader, she is credited with saving Verizon over $62 million over a 7 year period.

Peter Levinson
Peter Levinson
Creative Director

Peter transforms companies and brands as artistic director bringing visual integrity and design to the team. As president of LevinsonBlock, he brings over 20 years of experience and has worked extensively with entrepreneurs, non-profits and technology companies. Peter is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and has received numerous awards for his design. His work has received an American Graphic Design Award and appeared in Designing for the Greater Good, an annual of great marketing for non profits. His work has also been selected for the Logo Lounge II Annual, Print Regional Design Annuals, and Print’s Best Logos and Symbols. Peter is a board member of the Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society of New York (HPRMS).

Mary Reilly
Mary Reilly

Mary Reilly has over 20 years of experience working with companies to align their people to their strategies as an officer at AIG and an outside consultant. She supports successful corporate greening through leadership development, process improvement, and training. She has been able to: increase employee loyalty, cuts costs, and increases productivity. She holds a Masters degree in Sustainability. Her credentials also include certifications in: LEED Associate, Six Sigma, Qualified DiSC® Facilitator, Situational Leadership II®, and Charrette Certified by NCI.

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