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Robert Francisco

Robert Francisco Robert Francisco offers 25 years of experience in dealing with land-use planning and regulatory compliance issues. He possess a thorough understanding of wetland permitting requirements, ecology of wetland systems, wetland restoration planning, Section 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act, and special status species issues pursuant to Section 7 and 10 of the Endangered Species Act.

He earned his bachelor's degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Biological Sciences from California State University, Sacramento.

A published author, Robert has written several articles on vernal pool creation, streambed restoration, and habitat assessment. He is also a frequent lecturer on compliance issues related to the Clean Water Act and related compliance issues.

Before joining FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), he was responsible for growing the Jones & Stokes Northern California offices that ultimately generated $22M in annual revenues. It was because of this significant success that Robert was recruited to FCS. He has expansive operational expertise and is currently responsible for helping to govern and position the Company for geographic and service expansion.

Over the years, Robert has worked on or managed nationwide permits and individual permits including the preparation of complex 404(b)(1) alternatives analysis in support of documenting national Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance.

Recent Posts

FirstCarbon Solutions and CDP Expand Partnership

Posted by Robert Francisco on Jun 25, 2013 3:22:00 PM


The Role of the CFO in Corporate Sustainable Management Solutions

Posted by Robert Francisco on Nov 15, 2012 12:54:00 PM


When one thinks of individuals involved with incorporating sustainability into their business, the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is not usually what comes to mind. However, the CFO plays a large, if not critical, role in sustainable management solutions that companies and organizations across the globe are addressing. To become sustainable, an organization must become energy efficient, maximize their resource use, and streamline their processes. Achieving these goals requires intensive resource planning that directly affects the core activities of a business. And achieving these objectives has enormous impacts on the bottom line. If these goals and P&L influences are so centrally influential to a company, shouldn’t the CFO be ultimately responsible for sustainability matters?

After the Presidential Election: Carbon Management and Climate Change

Posted by Robert Francisco on Nov 8, 2012 5:36:00 AM