Consultants Resource Bank

Jessica Forrest

18 Kensington Rd.
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 731-4527

Strategy - Sustainability - Corporate Social Responsibility

My practice focuses on general strategic planning, sustainability planning, and marketing for non-profits and mission-driven for-profits.

My expertise includes strategic planning, research and writing, marketing communications and web content development, project management, corporate social responsibility goals and metrics, databases and data analysis, and workshops and trainings.

The bulk of my professional experience lies in the environmental and sustainability fields.  I have worked on topics that include climate change mitigation and adaptation, nature conservation, and sustainability strategy.  I have also done work in the educational sector.  I have authored over 25 publications for a range of audiences.

Recent work completed in collaboration with the City of Concord, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the World Resources Institute, USAID, New Balance, Inc., and the PivotGoals project.

Specialties: Communications/Marketing, Communications - Planning, Grant Writing, Program Planning and Evaluation, Program Planning - Evaluation & Measurement, Program Planning - Program Development, Strategic/Business Plan Development, Technology

References

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Michael Turmelle - Director of Education and Career Initiatives
37 Pleasant Street
Concord , NH 03301
(603) 676-3434

I conducted a workforce education research project for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to inform strategic development in this area.

City of Concord
Robert Werner - City Councilor
41 Green Street
Concord , NH 03301
(603) 674-9810

I have been working with the Concord Energy and Environment Advisory Committee since 2018.  Specifically, I have:

1) Supported the strategic planning effort on the city's 100% renewable energy goal.  

- Helped write the plan.  In particular, I contributed to the introduction (with background and context material) and led the chapters on targets, metrics and monitoring; and implementation.

- Presented at and/or helping to coordinate the three stakeholder meetings that occurred during the first half of 2019.  I also coordinated the CEEAC’s presence at Market Days 2019 and developed informational materials.

2) Coordinated the CEEAC’s presence at Market Days 2019 and developed informational materials.

3) Co-leading a greenhouse gas emissions inventory for the City.  Specifically, I

- Conducted an initial analysis and produced written report of greenhouse gas emissions from electrical, gas, and transportation in the city. 

- Developed a collaboration with the UNH Sustainability Institute to improve this work through the assistance of a Sustainability Fellow in summer 2020.  I have participated in workplan development and hiring and will serve as a mentor.

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