The Company

Integrated Sustainability Solutions LLC is a certified minority owned business in the state of New York (MBE), which provides a range of services related to climate change and related topic areas. Through a network of independent consultants and organizations around the world, Integrated Sustainability Solutions is able to complement in-house expertise, and extend geographic reach to Africa, Europe, and South America. With significant experience working with Fortune 50 firms; USAID, IaDB, DFID, other bilateral and multilateral donors; as well as the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, and with a commitment to agility and responsiveness to client needs, Integrated Sustainability Solutions is a go-to solution for your climate change and sustainability consulting needs. We specialize in STTA (short term technical assistance), proposal development, in-country tracking of business opportunities, and corporate sustainability strategy and reporting. A list of previous clients and testimonials is here. The company is registered in the U.S. System for Award Management, DUNS, CAGE, and is an LLC registered with the New York Department of State. Please contact us with your consulting needs.

Keith Forbes - Principal Consultant and Founder

Keith Forbes has over 20 years of experience working internationally on climate change, land use, international development, and sustainability strategy in the U.S., Africa, Europe, S. America, and Asia. He has lived and/or worked in Zambia, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, the U.S., Canada, and Portugal, and, on work assignments in Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Nepal, and Bhutan. His areas of specialization include the interface between climate change and land use, climate change adaptation, resilience, greenhouse gas inventories, and sustainability strategy. Keith has worked for international development contractors (for USAID, DFID, EU/EC), for-profit and not-for-profit private sector consulting (including the U.S. Fortune 500), NGOs, foundations, and within academia. He has taught at Skidmore College (USA), is on the UNFCCC roster of experts for land use and other climate change areas, and has been an expert reviewer for the IPCC on land use issues related to climate change, and the U.N. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Keith has published widely, is multilingual, and holds a Master’s of Science degree in Environmental Science, with a focus in tropical forest ecology and international development from Indiana University’s (Bloomington, Indiana, USA) School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Please see U.S. format resume or E.U. format CV for more details.

  • >20 years of international experience.
  • Technical Expertise – International Development; Climate Change Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Impacts; Energy; Climate Change and Land Use; Greenhouse Gas (GHG) management; Corporate Social Responsibility including Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
  • Institutional Roles – technical, research, new business development, policy, and project management.
  • Cross-cultural agility – multilingual (Portuguese and Spanish) and excels at inter-cultural communications.
  • Research and Presentations – climate change, electric vehicles (EV), REDD+, biofuels
  • Public Speaking – experienced speaker and facilitator from small groups to hundreds of audience members
  • UNFCCC expert roster and expert reviewer for IPCC and Millennium Development Report

Technical Implementation
Policy Design
New Business Development
Evaluation and Assessment
Corporate Sustainability