NEW YORK: Interraction, a multidisciplinary consortium of environmental consulting firms cofounded by Makovsky & Company, has launched to provide clients with an integrated approach to climate change and sustainability issues.
The consortium is comprised of organizations with a variety of different areas of environmental expertise including law firm Arnold & Porter, FxFowle Architects, and Svante Scientific, which brings climate change data and research to businesses. The consortium will work with each members' clients, as well as engage its own separate clients.
“As companies are going to adapt to more long-term thinking, they have to deal not only with communications, but with climate modeling, compliance, [etc],” said Makovsky. “We've put together a group that can [provide] a holistic service.”
Interraction will assess and manage the risks of climate change and the advantages of sustainable solutions. A diagnostic tool, the Interraction Scorecard, asks questions such as “What is the climate change effect of your product after it is sold?” and “Does the company conduct an energetic program to keep journalists apprised of the facts regarding your climate change policies?” as a starting point to the process.
The consortium is now working with three clients including AMB Property Corporation, which is a current Makovsky client.