Danielle Kerper is a Sustainability Specialist and Project Geologist based in San Diego with more than 12 years of experience focused on sustainability, environmental compliance, management systems, water resources management, and environmental site assessment for public and private clients.
Danielle helps her clients reduce their environmental impacts and assess their long-term sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies using a risk-based approach. She partners with organizations to mitigate risk and leverage opportunities related to climate change through facilitated stakeholder workshops and custom solutions for water, energy, and waste management. Danielle’s work has guided clients in the oil and gas, manufacturing, retail, utility, and municipal sectors to integrate sustainability and ESG objectives seamlessly into their core business operations on a risk, cost, and liability basis. She assists her clients with ESG reporting frameworks, guidelines, standards, including Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), CDP, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
A skilled technical leader, Danielle manages the water efficiency tasks outlined in Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (Metro) Vision 2028 Strategic Plan which connects Metro's sustainability and compliance programs. She is leading the development of the Water Management Plan in alignment with Metro's Moving Beyond Sustainability Strategic Plan 2020 and assisting with strategic recommendations for bus and rail car wash efficiency retrofits, programmatic water conservation measures, and green infrastructure upgrades.
Danielle was the technical lead for the evaluation of potential business risks and opportunities associated with global climate change using the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ framework for a large grocery store chain’s portfolio of sites. She was a key contributor to the strategy and approach consistent with the unique values of this privately-owned company. Danielle’s insight was important in evaluating the potential challenges and opportunities of climate change to the business. Her role included climate change research, development of risk and opportunity matrices, and report preparation.
To advance the state of the practice, Danielle regularly coordinates and presents at conferences around sustainability. She is active with local professional groups focusing on sustainability, including the Industrial Environmental Association and San Diego Environmental Professionals.