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Our Team:
Experience and Expertise

We're trend spotters, researchers, analysts, strategists, designers, planners, facilitators and communicators.
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Heather Burns
Heather Burns
Principal Sustainability Strategies & Reporting

As a founding partner of Burns & Hammond, Heather serves as the Chief Sustainability Strategist and Reporting Officer. Leveraging her expertise in trend spotting, market positioning, communication and strategic partnership development, she utilizes her talents to identify and design pathways for clients to develop a competitive advantage through the integration of sustainability practices that are aligned with their organizational objectives.

Heather is Vice Chair for NSF391-1 Joint Committee, developing the first Sustainability Standard for Professional Service Providers. In 2011, she completed a training and certification course in Global Reporting Initiative’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and has since been invited to provide expertise on issues related to materiality and reporting for companies such as Merck and Allstate.

A highly regarded editor and published writer, her experience spans more than a decade of research, analysis, writing about and teaching best practices.

In her spare time, Heather likes to SCUBA dive, globe trot, taste test hot sauces, and romp around outside with her two children.



Doug Hammond
Doug Hammond
Principal Sustainability Integration & Systems Design

As a founding partner of Burns & Hammond, Doug serves as Chief Sustainability Developer & Systems Engineer. Drawing on more than 30 years of corporate social responsibility and system design experience, he deploys a whole-system thinking approach that yields executable and solution based models for achieving high impact, sustainable results. He excels in the development and integration of client’s sustainability principles and practices as a centerpiece of their strategic plan.

A pioneer in corporate social responsibility, social enterprise and local living economy movements, Doug is adept at working with corporations, social enterprises and communities. A natural bridge builder, he exercises his capacity to speak many languages with a singular purpose – designing environmental, economic and social performance systems that produce a sustainable, triple bottom line.

If he was more effective at creating spare time, he would likely dust off his old Ludwig drum set and join a rock and roll band, or at least spend more time pretending to be an ornithologist, trekking through the woods in search of his winged friends. In the meanwhile, since his two remarkable daughters have fledged the nest, he tends to his two cats that share a similar ornithology penchant, albeit from a different perspective.



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