David Van Seters 2013Hi, I am David Van Seters, the Founder and President of Sustainability Ventures.  For over 25 years, I have worked to find ways to make the business case for adopting higher standards of environmental and social performance in organizations and communities.

I have worked as an environmental business consultant for KPMG (National Environmental Practice Leader) and Golder Associates (Global Sustainable Development Technical Community Leader).  I have also worked as a senior business executive and entrepreneur, having founded or taken a leadership role in more than a half dozen environmental businesses.  These have included an organic food delivery service, a building energy efficiency company,  an electric bicycle company, a building energy financing company, and a community crowdfunding platform.

My work is focused in three key areas:

1) Conducting business consulting assignments for a range of clients wanting to assess the economics of new enterprises and initiatives related to food, waste reduction, green buildings, sustainable transportation and the sharing economy.

2) Providing business coaching advise to sustainable business entrepreneurs.  I am currently working with a dozen companies including an organic ice cream maker, an online snack company, a mobility device firm, an industrial equipment company, a landscaping firm, a next generation battery company, a personal goods tracking and waste reduction firm.

3) Taking on an executive management role in companies that I believe can make a significant contribution and which can use my skills.  I am currently involved in two such companies, a building energy finance company called eStream Energy Partners and a community crowdfunding platform called Wayblaze.

On this website, I highlight a number of the projects I have completed and the companies I am working with.