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An expert in sustainability and the circular economy.

Marca Hagenstad is an economist and consultant to public and private sectors and has measured impacts to the environment, economy and social systems in industries ranging from manufacturing to utilities. She is the founder and principal consultant of Circle Economics, which facilitates the transition to a sustainable and circular economy.

Specialties: sustainability, reporting & compliance, risk assessment, ecosystem valuation, supply chain engagement, data collection & analysis.

Questions I can answer:
What is the business value in sustainability? How can our company get on track towards the circular economy? How can we assess and communicate risk, including climate risk? What data do we need and how can we collect it? What does the data tell us and how can it guide decision-making and strategy? What is the carbon footprint of this operation? What is the economic and environmental impact of this scenario, including climate change scenarios?

circle economics • Boulder, CO

Founder & Principal Consultant

2018 - Present (3 years, 11 months)
Circle Economics creates data-driven insights for companies to become more sustainable, profitable businesses. We help companies understand their environmental footprints, increase engagement with their supply chains, and save money with greater efficiencies throughout operations.
3Degrees Group, Inc.

Outreach Coordinator

2019 - 2020 (1 year, 1 month)
Built a team of Outreach Associates in Central Oregon to implement Pacific Power’s Residential Renewable Energy Credit (REC) program. Recruited, hired and trained seven associates, and led the team to exceed 2019 Pacific Power’s REC implementation goals under budget, resulting in a 12 million pound annual reduction in carbon emissions.
Anthesis Group

Principal Consultant

2017 - 2018 (12 months)
Delivered corporate solutions based on sustainability analytics. Implemented approaches which enhanced commercial returns and delivered meaningful social, environmental and economic benefits. Supported companies in calculating their greenhouse gas inventories, strengthening supply chain engagement, and meeting reporting requirements.
Navigant Consulting • Boulder, CO

Managing Consultant

2008 - 2015 (6 years, 9 months)
Conducted energy analytics and original research to examine impacts of climate change, increased renewable energy, and deployment of energy efficiency and demand response programs. Evaluated energy efficiency programs to verify energy reductions actualized (running statistical regressions) and make recommendations for continued improvements.
J.F. Sato & Associates • Denver, CO

Project Manager

2005 - 2007 (2 years, 12 months)
Advised clients and stakeholders on the socio-economic and environmental impacts from proposed projects on state and federal lands. Impacts analysis also included determining impacts to land use and to low-income populations as part of Environmental Justice regulations. Guided clients in understanding and meeting requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Stratus Consulting • Boulder, CO

Senior Associate

1999 - 2005 (6 years, 12 months)
Determined economic impacts from environmental changes such as climate change and reductions in air and water pollutants. Valued ecosystem services such as the services provided by coral reefs and estuaries. Linked scientific models to economic models. Provided regulatory and litigation support and conducted cost-benefit analyses.
World Resources Institute • Washington D.C. Metro Area

Program in Economics and Population

1996 - 1997 (1 year, 12 months)
Assisted with research and administration of the Program in Economics and Population. Collected and analyzed data on climate change and other topics in environmental economics. Assisted in grant writing and publication processes. Coordinated first ever workshop between U.S. Council of Economic Advisers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Received facilitator training and conducted seminar at organization retreat. see less

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Master of Science (MS), Economics

Utah State University