Our Mission

To equip small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with achievable sustainability strategies that result in measurable improvements in their operational, environmental and social impacts. Uniquely, we leave you with more than just a report; we prove our commitment to your success by working with you to implement these strategies. We offer expertise tailored to fit the needs and budgets of each individual entity, focused on identifying cost-savings and increasing profits.
Emerald Advisors & Consultants, Inc. is a Certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) by New York City and New York State.

Our Values

Customer-Oriented Approach. We work with our clients to achieve lasting sustainability solutions, building projects around their needs and values. The expression “one size fits all” does not exist in our vocabulary.

Transparency and Integrity. Our work is based on a data-driven methodology. Our culture is results-driven. We communicate clearly the technical and operational aspects of our process with clients through each project phase.

Measured Results. Our systematic, metrics-oriented approach is integrated into all of our decision-making.

Our Founder

Leslie A. Faulkner founded Emerald in 2014. Currently, she serves as a Senior Sustainability Consultant and Managing Director. Her diverse professional experience cultivated her keen ability to harness unique opportunities and boldly explore beyond the status quo.  Faulkner has acquired a depth of institutional knowledge and industry best practices from her professional development in addition to her previous work. Faulkner holds an M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. She is LEED GA certified and GRI G4 trained.

Our Team

As a SME ourself, we understand the significance of every action and every transaction you undertake.  We are experts in creating efficiencies within your operations that will positively impact the environment, your employees and balance sheet -- because results are our bottom line.
Our team consists of advisors and consultants with expertise in sustainability management, lean manufacturing, energy efficiency, solid waste management, water conservation, architecture, construction, engineering, finance, reporting, and marketing.