Robert Graff

Robert Graff manages the Office of Energy and Climate Change Initiatives for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). Rob develops and guides initiatives to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and to prepare the region for the long-term impacts of a changing climate. He represents DVRPC’s regional perspective on numerous efforts related to energy and climate change issues, including the Transportation Research Board’s Special Task Force on Climate. He serves by gubernatorial appointment as a member the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Climate Change Advisory Committee. Prior to joining DVRPC in 2007, Mr. Graff was an Associate Scientist at Tellus Institute in Boston, where he helped create the Global Reporting Initiative, now the global standard for corporate sustainability reporting. Mr. Graff earned a Master of Public Affairs and Urban & Regional Planning degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Tellus Publications (Selected)

Snapshots of Environmental Cost Accounting

Robert Graff, Edward Reiskin, Allen White, Katherine Bidwell

This report demonstrates the financial results of actual environmental accounting applications. It highlights thirty-nine cases of companies using various forms of environmental accounting (EA) and offers a more detailed review (snapshot) of all of these cases. The snapshots represent applications of EA in small, medium, and large businesses in a variety of industries, and in a range of business decisions. Examples run the gamut from a small manufacturer of wooden doors examining an investment in a new lacquer process, to a large multinational health care products company measuring the value of its proactive environmental management program.