Environmental Management

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT describes products and services that help companies manage (and profit from) environmental issues and challenges.

THE MISSION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT secotr is to create regional jobs and wealth by building a cluster of local businesses that export products and services throughout the world.  The vision of Environmental Management is for Southeast Louisiana to become a global hub of businesses that help companies profitably manage environmental issues and challenges.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IS:

  • Market Driven – Responding to needs of corporations
  • Research-Based – Grounded in original research
  • Job-Focused – Jobs and wealth are the key outcomes

AND DRIVEN BY MARKET FORCES:

  • Resource scarcity
  • Increasing regulation
  • Customer preferences

THE ORIGINAL RESEARCH that is driving the GNO, Inc. Environmental Management is:

  • First, the McKinsey & Co. “Blue Ocean” study identified the 90,000 job opportunity
  • Then, the Deloitte Feasibility Study interviewed 50+ global companies to a) verify the opportunity and b) drive specificity relative to GNO’s strengths

AS A RESULT of this research, an Environmental Management brand is now being developed around Energy, Waste, and Water

GREATER NEW ORLEANS ADVANTAGES

  • $250M Louisiana Sustainability Fund
  • Current Environmental Management pipeline (15 projects/3,000+ jobs)
  • Funding from Walton Family Foundation and blue moon fund to implement business development strategy
  • University partnerships with LSU Agricultural Center, Tulane University, and University of New Orleans