As a sustainability strategist and consultant, Rochelle March specializes in fusing multiple disciplines together to construct a holistic perspective of her clients’ opportunities for improving environmental and societal conditions.
She primarily serves as a Manager of Project Innovation and Design at think tank and advisory firm, SustainAbility. She works across multiple sectors and geographies for corporate and nonprofit clients, including Unilever, Nestlé, GE, Michelin, Barclays, TIAA and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). You can visit the Work webpage for more information about her projects.
Prior to SustainAbility, Rochelle served as a sustainability consultant for clients like Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Lockheed Martin, Dunkin’ Donuts, Credit Suisse and the International Monetary Fund on topics ranging from socially responsible investment to sustainable restaurant design to environmental health policy. Before going into sustainability consulting, Rochelle worked in cancer research at Weill Cornell Medical College and made and designed silkscreen apparel, posters and some tattoos as part her start-up, Earth of Foxes.
Rochelle is the co-author of the report Model Behavior II: Strategies to Rewire Business, which offers guidance to large companies and internal “change makers” on how to stimulate more sustainable outcomes through business model innovation. She is an avid writer with past articles featured in The Guardian, GreenBiz and The Climate Group, many of which can be found in Writing.
She holds a Masters of Business Administration in Sustainability and a Masters of Science in Environmental Policy from Bard College, and a Bachelors of Arts in Individualized Study from NYU. During her graduate studies, she won the 2014 Environmental Defense Funds’ Climate Corps Pitch Competition by reciting a limerick poem about demand response (both a point of pride and embarrassment). She also was awarded a grant from the EPA for designing a calculator for applying a safe amount of rock salt on roads, which in large quantities can have negative environmental and human health effects. Rochelle is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Construction and Design and is certified for reviewing sustainability impact reports by the Global Reporting Institute (GRI).
In her leisure time, Rochelle is always trying to learn more, loves to create and see art, go on bike and travel adventures with friends, and spend quality time with her pet hermit crab, Tranz. Rochelle also loves languages and can hold a decent conversation in Spanish, French and Italian. Check out @EarthofFoxes (Twitter), @rochellejmarch (Instagram), her LinkedIn or email her for other updates, artwork and adventures.
“To improve is the change; to perfect is to change often.”
– Winston Churchill