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Edward L. Quevedo

Senior Director

Global Integrity & Sustainability Programs

WSP Environmental North America

Ed Quevedo’s practice encompasses domestic and international Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) Strategic Counseling, and EH&S Compliance Counseling. In addition, for over 10 years Ed has advised his clients in the high technology, life sciences, automotive, public agency, academic, and manufacturing industries, on sustainable development practices, strategic EH&S management, environmental product design, green building and facility design, eco-labeling and green marketing, industrial ecology methodologies, and environmental management system implementation.

His practice also includes implementation of Management Systems designed to move organizations toward environmental performance and Sustainable Development goals. In 1999, he co-authored, with Andrea Sumits of Holland & Knight LLP, a Sustainability Management Systems Guidance document that marries ISO 14001 and Agenda 21. Ed has also initiated a practice in social performance and ethics auditing in support of clients whose goals include higher levels of social responsibility and community involvement.

During his legal career, Ed argued cases before the California Supreme Court and the International Board of Arbitrators in The Hague, and appeared before the European Court of Justice on several matters. He is Past President of the Pacific Industrial & Business Association, a regional collaborative in the San Francisco Bay area convening sustainability dialogues and developing sustainability solutions; he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Environmental Partnership, which among other things publishes a leading edge Regional Environmental Index for Silicon Valley; he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the MultiState Working Group on Environmental Performance.

Ed is Distinguished Scholar in the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and is on faculty at: the Advanced Environmental Management Program at U.C. Santa Cruz Extension, the New College of California MBA program in Sustainable Enterprise, and the Schools of Business & Economics and Environmental Science and Planning at Sonoma State University. He has lectured on environmental management, applied ethics, sustainable development, and sustainable business practices in the Haas Business School at the University of California, Berkeley, Tulane University, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Lund University (Sweden), Stanford University, the Technical University of Berlin, and the University of South Carolina. He teaches ecology in Saratoga High School and is has developed a curriculum in Peace Studies for the K-12 level.

But mostly, Ed enjoys spending time with and learning from his 9 year old daughter Sam, his three older children, Francisco, Victoria, and Mariel, and his fiancée Rosanne Harding, in and around his home town of Mountain View, California, along the California Redwood Coast.

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