Alan Phipps, VP of Consulting at Pure Strategies, specializes in helping organizations realize a competitive advantage and economic benefit through sustainable business practices and green product design. Recent project work includes: integrating Design for Sustainability into product design processes; developing corporate sustainability goals and metrics; and conducting supplier sustainability assessments. Alan is an experienced life cycle assessment practitioner and has recently conducted LCAs of products and packaging in the life sciences, apparel, toy, and dairy industries. Alan has worked extensively with corporate leaders including: Walmart, Radio Flyer, EMD Millipore, Seventh Generation, Stonyfield Farm, and The North Face.
Alan earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. and an M.S. in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan. Alan has 10 years of experience as a sustainability consultant and 13 years of experience as an engineer in the plastics industry.