How We Help
In addition to supporting special projects and initiatives relating to sustainability, conservation, and education,
we offer the following services to further your world-changing efforts.
Sustainability Navigation + Coaching
Bringing new perspectives, accelerating your on-ramp
Let us utilize our experience in the complex field of sustainability to guide you in creating relationships and knowledge for success.
Convening + Facilitating Partnerships
Finding the right collaborators + structure for impact
Let us help you set the table, facilitate the conversations and create the right structure to move wisdom into impact.
Fractional Chief Sustainability Officer
Ongoing strategy for execution and accountability
Let us translate strategic opportunity into operational execution, augmenting your internal capacity and coaching your team.
What We Do
Wonder what we've been up to? Here is a taste of some of our exciting projects!
Norcross Sustainability Planning
Facilitating creation of the 1st local government sustainability plan in Gwinnett County
When the City of Norcross achieved Platinum recognition by the Atlanta Regional Commission as a Green Community, it sought CWG support to chart a beyond-Platinum path and fully integrate sustainability into the DNA of the city.
Our Future Atlanta
Framing a collective impact initiative to elevate quality of life for ALL Atlantans
Supporting the Turner Foundation and Kendeda Fund, CWG serves as facilitator and coordinator for this multi-partner initiative, helping to build a community coalition focused on civic engagement and green prosperity for all in Atlanta.
UN Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development
Crafting a network to accelerate sustainability education across greater Atlanta
Supporting anchor partners Georgia Tech's Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain and Emory University's Office of Sustainability Initiatives, CWG is facilitating the formation of a regional network of higher ed, business, local government and civil society partners. This network is seeking designation as a UN RCE, further connecting greater Atlanta sustainability efforts with leaders around the globe.
Energy Equity Toolkit
Bringing the equity lens to municipal energy efficiency efforts
CWG supported the Partnership for Southern Equity and Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance in building new perspectives, knowledge of energy system inequities and innovative practices in energy equity for the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network. Efforts focused on development/delivery of training curriculum, and curation/synthesis of content for an Energy Equity Toolkit.
Building a system to activate kids as ecosystem heroes
CWG helped Captain Planet Foundation articulate a concept that will support kids around the world in building empathy for the natural world and acting to protect biodiversity. With CWG support, Project Hero built a partnership of more than a dozen national conservation organizations, created and tested a first prototype, and prepared to scale the initiative after Fall 2016 launch.
Who We Are
Get to know our team!
Founder + CEO
Suzanne brings 25 years of professional experience in conservation, systems analysis and community development to the firm. From her founding of an Atlanta community development corporation, to her consulting for EPA and military leaders, to her leadership in state government creating public-private sustainability partnerships, to serving as executive director of local non-profit Sustainable Atlanta, Suzanne has honed her craft - bringing people together to collaborate for a brighter future.
She is known for her business acumen; insights and strategic, innovative thinking; strengths in written and digital communications and public speaking; sustainability and community development expertise; as an inclusive convener and a super connector across metro Atlanta change makers.
Strategic Project Manager
Marina is a driver in enacting change for both for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations. She's a strategist leveraging project management, business development, and research to actualize multiple projects simultaneously in high-pressure environments. She is versatile, reliable, and efficient with over six years of experience.
As an activist for over nine years, she also prides herself as a community influencer arming social causes with a for-profit attitude to build victorious campaigns.
Marina balances her Collective Wisdom Group projects with graduate school, as she pursues a Masters in Development Practice at Emory University, finishing in 2019. Her concentrations include climate adaptation, community resilience, and environmental migration.
Scott Briskey is a veteran public relations counselor with a career spanning more than twenty years. He is known for his ability to develop and implement strategic communications, media relations and engagement programs that yield meaningful results. Clients value his calm demeanor, his deep understanding of the sustainability landscape and his ability to effectively communicate complex issues across a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
Scott’s engagements include McKing Consulting, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sustainable Atlanta, Edelman, Fletcher Martin Ewing,
Jeanine Cooper Entertainment and Communications, and Roy Communications. Scott is also a certified crisis communications counselor and graduate of the Atlanta
Regional Commission Regional Leadership Institute.