The Company


Integrated Sustainability Solutions LLC is a climate change, resilience and corporate sustainability service provider. Our focus service areas are project and program evaluation, technical implementation of climate change and other environmental projects, and sustainability strategy. Through a network of independent consultants and partner companies around the world, Integrated Sustainability Solutions complements in-house technical expertise, and extends geographic reach to Africa, Europe, and South America. Our company offers both deep technical domain knowledge, and experience working with Fortune 500 firms; U.S. government agencies such as USAID, EPA, and DOE; as well as multilateral and international institutions such as the GEF, the Interamerican Development Bank, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), and the European Union (EU). In the domestic market, our team has experience working with the State University of New York (SUNY) Energy Office, the Maryland Department for the Environment, NETL (U.S. DOE), Montgomery County (MD), the Mayor's Office of Energy and Sustainability of Albany, NY, the town of Delmar (NY), Schenectady County, etc. as well as private sector clients such as Bank of America.

Our approach is based on a commitment to a comprehensive multifaceted analysis of environmental challenges, institutional agility, and complete responsiveness to client needs. We seek and have successfully developed long term relationships with clients by exceeding customer expectations. We specialize in both domestic and international environmental technical assistance (STTA - short term technical assistance), project monitoring and evaluation, corporate sustainability strategy and reporting, proposal development, and in-country tracking of international development business opportunities. The company is registered in the U.S. System for Award Management (SAM), DUNS, CAGE, and is an LLC registered with the New York Department of State. Integrated Sustainability Solutions is a certfied minority-owned business with Empire State Development (NY state) and New York City's Office of Small Business Services. A list of previous clients and testimonials is here. Please contact us with your consulting needs.

Keith Forbes - Founder and Principal Consultant


Keith Forbes brings 25 years of international development, monitoring and evaluation, climate change, and conservation experience in the U.S., Africa, Europe, S. America, and Asia. He has extensive evaluation experience of approximately 18 global and national projects for a wide variety of clients. He has lived and/or worked in Zambia, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, the U.S., Canada, and Portugal, and conducted in-country work assignments in Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan, and Vietnam. He brings extensive evaluation and technical strengths in the interface between climate change and land use, conservation, biodiversity, climate change adaptation, resilience, and greenhouse gas inventories. He is widely published with a Master of Science in Environmental Science, with a focus on tropical forest ecology and international development from Indiana University’s (Bloomington, IN) prestigious Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He is a native English speaker, fluent in Portuguese, and professionally fluent in Spanish. Mr. Forbes has worked for international development contractors (for USAID, DFID, EU/EC), not-for-profit and for-profit private sector consulting, NGOs, foundations, and within academia. Mr. Forbes is the founder and principal consultant of Integrated Sustainability Solutions, a boutique international development, climate change, and sustainability consultancy, based in Saratoga Springs, NY. He has taught at Skidmore College, is on the UNFCCC roster of experts for land use and other climate change areas, and has been an expert reviewer for the IPCC guidance on land use GHG inventories, and the U.N. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

  • >25 years of international experience.
  • Technical Expertise – Project Monitoring and Evaluation; International Development; Climate Change Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Impacts; Energy; Resilience; Climate Change and Land Use; Greenhouse Gas (GHG) management; Corporate Social Responsibility including Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
  • Institutional Roles – technical, research, new business development, policy, and project management.
  • Cross-cultural agility – multilingual (Portuguese and Spanish) and excels at inter-cultural communications.
  • Research and Presentations – climate change, electric vehicles (EV), REDD+, biofuels
  • Public Speaking – experienced speaker and facilitator from small groups to hundreds of audience members
  • UNFCCC expert roster and expert reviewer for IPCC and Millennium Development Report

Climate change solutions
Evaluation and Assessment
Resilience
Sustainability