Sandy Wiggins

  Sandy Wiggins, TEDxWashingtonSquare, 10.1  5.  16

SANDY WIGGINS is Principal of Consilience, LLC, a national consultancy with a mission to foster environmentally, socially and economically sustainable communities.  Consilience literally means “leaping together” and Sandy's skillful facilitation has helped birth sustainable public policy initiatives, regional, municipal and corporate sustainability plans, institutional impact investing strategies and sustainable master plans across the country. Sandy has been responsible for scores of sustainable development projects, which include some of the nation’s first net zero energy buildings, one of the world’s first Living Building Challenge projects, and a neighborhood development aspiring to meet the Living Community Challenge. Sandy is a Sr. Advisor to RSF Social Finance, whose mission is to transform the way the world works with money.  As part of RSF’s Field-building Collaborative he works to foster direct, transparent, relationship-centric alternatives to the current financial system. Sandy currently serves as Chair of BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies), whose mission is to create local economies that work for all, and on the Green Building Advisory Council for Washington, DC.  He is a Past Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council and was Founding Chair of the Green Building Certification Institute.  He was also Founding Chair of the Philadelphia based Delaware Valley Green Building Council, a co-author of LEED for Neighborhood Development and Chair of e3bank, a triple bottom line bank focused on redirecting the flow of capital toward a sustainable world.