EarthShift Global LLC

EarthShift Global LLC

EarthShift Global provides Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) sustainability consulting & sustainability software, including PackageSmart & EarthSmart LCA software products. Our sustainability consultants (including founder & CEO Lise Laurin) have pioneered LCA design, LCA training, & Sustainable Return on Investment (S-ROI) methodologies, assisting top-level executives, front-line practitioners, academic researchers, & policymakers. EarthShift Global’s team helps top-level executives, front-line practitioners, academic researchers and policymakers worldwide achieve their sustainability goals and objectives by providing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) software, consulting services, and training that de-mystifies the path to sustainability. Our proven approach emphasizes engagement, adaptability and credible, measurable results, as well as incorporating performance-enhancing sustainable thinking into everyday business decisions.

Company details

37 Route 236, Suite 112 , Kittery , ME 03904 USA
View in map

Find locations served, office locations

Business Type:
Software vendor
Industry Type:
Environmental Data and IT Systems
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Sustainability is a simple concept — when you do business in a way that respects nature and cultural values, you reap environmental, social and economic benefits.

But when corporations, NGOs, and government agencies start applying the principles of sustainability, they almost always encounter unique challenges that can only be resolved with situation-specific analysis and assessment.

That’s why, since our founding in 2000 (formerly EarthShift), EarthShift Global has pursued a simple mission: to partner with our clients, help them make informed choices that shift their organizations towards greater prosperity within a framework of sustainability.

When you work with EarthShift Global, you get direct access to distinguished sustainability consulting experts who’ve won praise (and repeat business) from clients like GE, Dow Chemical, Hewlett-Packard, YFY Jupiter, and the US Department of State. In addition to developing our widely used software for life cycle assessment and packaging lifecycle evaluation, they’ve helped establish international standards and practices and trained many of the world’s leading sustainability consultants.

EarthShift Global’s team helps top-level executives, front-line practitioners, academic researchers and policymakers worldwide achieve their sustainability goals and objectives by providing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) software, consulting services, and training that de-mystifies the path to sustainability. Our proven approach emphasizes engagement, adaptability and credible, measurable results, as well as incorporating performance-enhancing sustainable thinking into everyday business decisions.

If you’re a CEO or CFO seeking to reduce vulnerabilities and develop sustainability policies that generate both pride and ROI, an environmental engineer conducting lifecycle evaluation, or a product developer implementing design for sustainability, we are with you at every step to help you succeed. We can help optimize everything from project conceptualization to winning buy-in across your organization.

EarthShift Global is committed to business practices that promote better relationships with the world and its natural resources, in a socially equitable and economically sound way. Our organizational culture prioritizes integrity and honesty, and we respect and value clear thinking, new ideas, and data-driven solutions, wherever they may come from. We provide equal opportunity in employment and collaboration, and prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

Today, our Sustainability Partners Network unites a diverse range of resources that can also be engaged on behalf of our clients – and through our leadership positions in many LCA governing organizations, we’re helping make LCA increasingly relevant to current and future environmental challenges.

Our business model is built around our ability to engage in a variety of ways, applying sustainability consulting expertise, proven training techniques, and innovative Life Cycle Assessment software on an as-needed, where-needed basis. This ensures both economy and effectiveness in a wide range of situations.

Because we understand sustainability theory AND practice and have worked in such a diverse range of settings, we can strategize from a high level, or dig into a product-specific assessment with equal effectiveness.

We’re proud that our LCA and SROI software, training programs and consulting services are all designed to help our clients build far-reaching capabilities of their own, leveraging solid data to reach reliable conclusions. We take great satisfaction in helping sustainability professionals get better at developing research, analyses and recommendations that can withstand the most intense scrutiny.

This is essential for winning the trust and participation of internal and external stakeholders, cultivating sustainability-oriented thinking across your organization, and influencing and optimizing your supply chain.

At the same time, the rigorously data-driven EarthShift Global approach ensures that your environmental sustainability marketing efforts are supported by credible science. You can build your brand with confidence, and compete effectively with rivals with no accusations of “greenwashing,” optimizing the return on your sustainability investments.

Effective implementation is a central value for EarthShift Global, because we want to help organizations establish better relationships with the world and its natural resources. We’re resolutely practical, but we’re also motivated by our own personal values and aspirations, because in this particular area self-interest, business interests, and societal interests quickly become indistinguishable.

We value honesty, transparency, and above all, integrity. A rigorous, data-driven approach gives our clients genuine insight into their systems, products and processes, and helps our colleagues become stronger and more capable.

Strong, mutually beneficial bonds with colleagues and clients are the essence of our business. When we build enduring relationships, we foster new types of collaboration over time, and the pursuit of new pathways towards ever-evolving sustainability goals.

We succeed when our clients learn and we learn from them, because achieving prosperity through sustainability requires new understanding, knowledge, and abilities. And we succeed when our colleagues and even our competitors grow, because our collective abilities are enhanced by individual development and health.

Broader perspectives are central to achieving greater sustainability. Our work incorporates multiple value systems and beliefs, to ensure that everyone has a seat at the table. Our actions embrace humanity, with all of its cultures, values, languages, ages, and other differences.

We value and respect the earth, all its inhabitants, and its profound interconnectedness. We choose this line of work because we want to build better relationships between human culture and the natural world, in socially equitable and economically sound ways.