Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC (Kuhn Associates) helps companies and
other organizations build sustainable businesses by providing expert-level advice on the
intersection of business and sustainability. Kuhn Associates is led by a former business
leader, who brings to clients a practical understanding of business that is based on over
a decade of experience as a manufacturing company CEO. The combination of
business acumen and world-class subject matter expertise in sustainability, unique in the
industry, provides clients with practical, lasting solutions to complex sustainability issues.
Founded in 2007 and based in New York City, Kuhn Associates helps companies
develop and execute strategies that address the following sustainability challenges.
Environmental impacts associated with:
Social impacts, usually arising in a supply chain context:
The context in which these impacts arise varies from client to client, but may include:
While the firm’s approach to these issues is often multi-dimensional, Kuhn Associates
has particular expertise in addressing sustainability in the context of supply chain
activities, including procurement, manufacturing, inventory management, logistics and
distribution. Some engagements require specialized expertise, in which case we partner
with highly-qualified Solutions Providers (see below) to delivery best-in-class results.
Services and Capabilities
Case Studies – Consulting
Some examples of our recent consulting work include:
Our educational training services provide foundational, intermediate and/or advanced
training about a variety of sustainability-related subjects. We can provide on-site, remote
or virtual/webinar training, with audiences ranging from a few senior managers to a large
corporate team or association group.
Case Studies – Educational Training Services
Some examples of recent educational training services include:
Robert W. Kuhn, Senior Director and President
After a seven-year tenure as a corporate attorney in a large New York law
firm, Mr. Kuhn served as President and CEO of a privately-held
manufacturing company serving the electrical, electronics and hobby
markets from 1991 to 2002. With over a decade of senior management
experience, Robert has extensive strategy development and process re-engineering
experience that benefits his firm’s clients as they design and
implement sustainability initiatives. In addition, Robert delivers world-class
subject matter expertise on environmental issues in a business context,
based upon his knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions, water quality and
quantity issues, chemicals/toxins and waste. Mr. Kuhn is a frequent speaker and
published writer about environmentally-sustainable business practices.
Robert is a member of GHG Protocol Stakeholder Advisory Group, APICS (The
Association for Operations Improvement), the Council of Supply Chain Management
Professionals and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). Mr. Kuhn serves on ISM’s
Sustainability and Social Responsibility Committee, together with representatives of
Fortune 100 companies and academic institutions.
Robert graduated from The Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, CT), earned his B.A. degree,
cum laude, from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and obtained his J.D. from
Georgetown University (Washington, DC).
Solutions Provider Partners
In order to provide its clients with the very best possible solutions to sustainability
challenges, the Firm partners with specially selected solutions providers with expertise in
specific areas of sustainability when such expertise is needed to solve consulting clients’
complex sustainability problems. These partners have expertise in a wide range of
areas, such as:
Each solutions provider has best-in-class answers to specific needs, some of which are
common to sustainability issues while others are encountered less frequently. Solutions
providers can act as sub-contractors to Kuhn Associates in an engagement or can
contract directly with the client. In all instances, however, Kuhn Associates maintains
responsibility for the end result.
As solutions providers change from time to time, please contact us if you have questions
regarding who we are working with on issues of concern to you.
The firm and its professionals maintain affiliations with a number of industry and
professional associations that enhance the overall value we bring to clients. Below are
listed some of our most important affiliations.
For Further Information
For general inquires:
For information about greenhouse gas accounting:
For information about social responsibility issues:
For business development opportunities:
Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors LLC
100 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017