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Alicia Godlove

Alicia Godlove Alicia Godlove is a Project Manager on the Environmental, Social and Governance(ESG)/Sustainability Team. She has nearly 10 years’ experience in various aspects of sustainability including green auditing, carbon accounting, energy efficiency improvements, and responsible sourcing. Most recently, Alicia was a Manager, Materials Services managing a team responsible for auditing programs and conducting training to expand local auditing and sales capacity to China, India, and Europe. Alicia was the Senior Technical Associate at SCS Global Services where she was the project manager for more than 40 domestic and international clients and conducted over 30 onsite audits in the US, Europe, and China to verify environmental systems, workplace conditions, and quality management systems to standards based on ISO 9001. In addition, Alicia held a number of different roles at firms including Strategic Sustainability Consulting, DNV GL (formerly KEMA, Inc.), William J. Clinton Foundation and Spotts, Stevens & McCoy, Inc. With her Master’s Thesis Group Project on community sustainability planning in Santa Paula, CA, Alicia received her Master of Environmental Science and Management with a Specialization in Corporate Environmental Management from the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara. She also received her B.A. in Biology from Pomona College.

Recent Posts

ADEC Innovations is Your Partner for Better CDP Performance

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Nov 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM


CDP performance is one of the key indicators of a sustainable business, helping calculate the impact companies have on climate change. Investors and customers consider a business’ CDP performance to be one piece of concrete proof of its sustainability.

Groundwater Pollution: Causes and Prevention

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Oct 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Groundwater is a fundamental segment of the Earth’s water resources, about 25% of the planet’s overall fresh water supply, while surface water stored in rivers, lakes and soil moisture accounts for less than 1%. Groundwater and surface water are often closely interconnected, so when surface water becomes polluted, groundwater can become contaminated as well.

Why You Need Science Based Targets

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Sep 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Companies that pursue sustainability are quickly committing to the Science Based Targets Initiative. What is it, exactly? A joint initiative by CDP, the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), the Science Based Targets Initiative aims to boost corporate action on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

How Does Your Company Manage its Water?

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Jul 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM


World Water Day, celebrated every March 22, is an international opportunity to learn about water-related issues and provide information, inspiring others to take action and ignite change.

Water is used in every business, and can directly affect supply chain operations. Water issues put pressure on large and small organizations around the world. Since water is a vital and increasingly limited resource in numerous parts of the world, its management should be given enough emphasis to reduce risk and avoid future complications.

More Cities to have Low-Carbon Future

Posted by Alicia Godlove on May 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Cities in the world are talking about climate change and thinking about leaving fossil fuels behind for a low-carbon future. Here’s why:

CDP's 2016 Methodology: An Overview

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Apr 14, 2016 2:25:46 PM


CDP’s methodology underwent several changes for 2016. First, CDP came up with a new scoring system. Under the old scoring system, organizations were rated according to disclosure (their level of transparency) and performance (how effectively they are addressing climate risks). Organizations received a numerical score for disclosure and a letter band for performance. Under CDP’s new scoring methodology, organizations will be given a single letter band per criteria.

The UC System’s Water Management Battle Against the Drought

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Oct 14, 2015 10:48:22 AM


With California’s drought reaching unprecedented levels – scientists believe that the snowpack is at its lowest point in the last 500 years – the public and private sectors are striving for new water conservation measures guided by a proper water management system. In early 2014, the President of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, declared that all UC campuses would be required to enact a sustainable Water Management Plan to reduce potable water usage by 20% per capita by 2020, with the baselines to be determined by each campus. How are the campuses faring since being given this charge? Strategies and goals have varied; let’s take a look at three of them: