Recology zero wasteRecology is a resource recovery company with the mission of building exceptional resource ecosystems that protect the environment and sustain the community. Based in San Francisco, Recology is an employee-owned company that serves California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

Already engaging in activities that make the San Francisco Bay Area the best city in the country for waste management, Recology wanted help understanding what type of sustainability index they could use to capture and measure their internal progress on sustainability.

Students in the Financial Systems Course created financial models of different sustainability scoring indexes and analyzed how to best integrate them into a consolidated measure of internal sustainability efforts. Recology will be able to use the measures to quantify and validate their sustainability programs for finance planning.