• Creating lasting value for our clients



    Where sustainability experts grow and connect successful advisory practices,


    and public and private sector leaders

    unlock solutions for a sustainable future.




    SEM Advisors is building a consulting platform without boundaries, to help solve far-reaching sustainability challenges. We're powered by an “open source” approach to intellectual capital, coordinated research and insight across markets, and seamless integration of traditionally distinct areas of expertise and services.


    We provide operational, strategic, business development and project management support to a diverse network of highly specialized independent consultants and member firms – helping them grow their practices, leverage opportunities for collaboration, and deliver truly innovative sustainability solutions.


    Small and medium enterprises, Global 500 companies and leaders across the nonprofit and public sectors partner with SEM Advisors to help design, coordinate and implement the right talent, strategies and solutions for complex sustainability projects.



    Where sustainability start-ups

    build a foundation for success,


    and investors identify the potential

    of innovations that will change our world.




    SEM Ventures is an incubator and acclerator for start-up and early stage companies at the forefront of how business and society embrace sustainability. We actively participate in market research, writing business plans, organizational development, financing, marketing, business development and strategic partnerships -- while helping our portfolio companies build basic business infrastucture and access cost-effective legal, accounting, IT and other support services tailored to their needs. 


    For a variety of investor groups - from traditional venture capital, to institutional investors and foundations with impact investing strategies, or established companies pursuing M&A or JV interests - SEM Ventures facillitates due dilligence and deal structuring to help move capital into the most promising sustainability innovations.

  • NEWS

    What's happening at SEM.

    Introducing Regenerative Destinations



    Think Forward Partners, a member firm of SEM Advisors, is working with world class partners in the real estate development, hospitality and sustainability communities to launch a new collection of regenerative destination hotels & resorts - places that restore, renew and revitalize people and landscapes.


    Learn more at www.regenerativedestinations.com

    Introducing the SDRC

    Washington, DC


    SEM Advisors has launched the Sustainable Disaster Response Council, building on the firm's decade of work in the insurance and real estate sectors, as well as with governments and NGOs. SDRC promotes sustainability in disaster response and property restoration - helping american homes, businesses and communities turn every loss into smart investments in a stronger, safer, healthier and environmentally responsible future.


    View the press release or learn more at www.sustainableresponse.org 

    SEM Advisors Partners with RESOLVE

    Washington, DC


    SEM Advisors is part of a team led by RESOLVE that has been awarded a contract to facilitate pilot implementation of EPA's Draft Guidelines for Product Environmental Performance Standards and Ecolabels for Voluntary Use in Federal Procurement. SEM Advisors worked closely with RESOLVE to convene stakeholders who commented on key issues and potential approaches for the Pilot, and has previous experience working directly with standards developers, as well as facilitating a collaboration among leading environmental groups, manufacturers, architectural and design firms and corporate purchasers to identify, strengthen and differentiate “leadership” sustainability standards. 


    Visit EPA's Pilot Website or the RESOLVE project page for details.  

    SEM Launches Group Brand

    Washington, DC


    The SEM Group brand is now being rolled out as part of a reorganization that focuses on two core business units: SEM Advisors - a unique advisory model that recognizes novel solutions to complex sustainability challenges will emerge from an increasingly diverse and decentralized global arena of specialized experts and services; and SEM Ventures - which draws on the intellectual capital and client relationships from our advisory platform to support new business models and innovative technologies and services. 


    Contact: info@SEM-grp.com

    Introducing Stephen Bushnell + Associates

    San Francisco, CA


    SEM Group welcomes Stephen Bushnell + Associates as the latest independent member firm of the SEM Advisors network. With over 40 years of insurance industry experience, Principal Stephen Bushnell will lead the firm's mission to help businesses, governments and non-profits translate environmental, energy other sustainability challenges into the fundamentals of enterprise risk management – delivering clear and actionable strategies that help our clients create and protect value.


    Learn more at www.stephenbushnell.com

    Introducing Think Forward Partners

    Washington, DC


    SEM Group welcomes Think Forward Partners as an independent member firm of SEM Advisors. Think Forward Partners is a collaborative platform that integrates expert consulting with innovative technologies and services to deliver forward-thinking solutions to critical challenges in energy & the environment, infrastructure and beyond.


    Learn more at www.thinkforwardpartners.com.


    Let's explore how we can help you create lasting value.








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