ERM Welcomes Jane Madden, Key Sustainability Partner Hire in the Chicago Office

Jan 24, 2012 8:00 AM ET
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) January 24, 2012 - ERM is pleased to announce that Jane Madden has joined ERM in the Chicago office as a Partner in the Sustainability Practice.    Ms. Madden has 25 years of experience as an authority on sustainable development and corporate sustainability in more than 20 countries, including Afghanistan, China, Russia and Saudi Arabia. Ms. Madden previously worked at the World Bank and CARE and ran her own boutique consulting firm, Social Sustainability International. She serves on the Board of Trustees of CHF International, a leading international NGO, is a Director at Citizen Effect and I-GO, Chicago's non-profit car sharing company.   Her experience with stakeholder engagement, corporate reporting, and communications for Fortune 100 clients will expand the depth and breadth of ERM's growing range of sustainability strategies and solutions for our clients across a variety of sectors. Ms. Madden is a leading expert in sustainability reporting and corporate transparency.

Speaking on her new appointment Ms. Madden said, "I am excited to join the industry’s leading sustainability and environmental consultancy. ERM’s ability to increase business value by integrating environmental, social and governance performance into corporate strategy, combined with its technical expertise in the environmental health and safety arena, positions it for tremendous growth. I am eager to work with our clients to achieve their business and sustainability goals.”

  Ms. Madden joins ERM from Edelman, a global public relations firm, where she created and grew the Chicago Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability practice. She built a team of sustainability experts and developed and implemented corporate sustainability strategies, including stakeholder engagement and sustainability reporting. Ms. Madden is a leading voice for integrated reporting and has lectured at the U.S. Department of State, the Milken Institute and the Kellogg School of Management.   "We are very excited that Jane has joined ERM," said Michael O'Shaughnessy, Managing Director for ERM's Northern Division. "Jane’s leadership and experience working both in the private and public sector will provide great insights for ERM and our clients at a time when the focus on sustainability as a driver for innovation and business transformation continues to grow. Jane's global perspective and expertise in creating and implementing environmental and social sustainability strategies and communications, will support our continuous efforts to maximize the business value of the services we provide to our clients."      About ERM
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services. We have over 140 offices in 40 countries and employ around 4,000 people. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. Over the past five years we have worked for more than 50 per cent of the Global Fortune 500 delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.   ERM has a well established reputation as one of the world's leading providers of environmental management and technical consulting services. It has more than 30 years' experience working with clients in the private and public sectors to help them address environmental concerns and challenges within their organizations. The structure of the company enables us to assemble project teams with the best possible mix of technical expertise and geographic proximity to our clients' locations. For more information:   ERM20388