October 14, 2014
New York, New York.- Impact Infrastructure, Inc. (ii) announced today that Stephane Larocque has joined the company as a Senior Vice President and Consulting Practice Leader. Larocque was one of the original pioneers in the development of the Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) Framework.
By joining ii CEO John Williams and Chief Economist John Parker, he reunites the original team that pioneered the development of SROI and introduced it into the public domain in 2009 through the Clinton Global Initiative. Larocque will anchor ii’s consulting practice and will contribute to supporting users of the company’s automated business case evaluation tools including AutoCASE® and the ABC Solutions offered jointly by ii and software giant, Autodesk. He will work with customers who wish to customize AutoCASE products as well as those that wish to have support as they embrace the ABC product line.
“This hire represents another key step toward fulfilling our goal of automating business case analysis by combining two global standards – Cost-Benefit Analysis with Building Information Modeling,” said John Williams, ii Chairman and CEO. “Larocque will be contributing toward ii’s development of disruptive technology that will dramatically reduce the cost of comprehensive business cases for infrastructure and building projects making them routine components in planning, design and development.”
Leaders industry-wide expressed their support for Larocque’s move to ii:
“This expansion of the ii team to include Steph Larocque is another huge step toward the goal of establishing infrastructure and building industry metrics and standards that increase the availability of credible and comparable impact valuation data while reducing the cost of due diligence. They are scaling a solution to one of the world’s most critical problems,” said Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Group.
“As we work at future-proofing the cities we serve, we need to make a dollars and sense case for the investments required,” said Rick Cunningham, Senior Project Director, Atkins North America. “Impact Infrastructure and Autodesk are responding to our need with tools that will really matter enabling us to identify hard and soft value at the “speed of planning” and communicate with a broad range of stakeholders in meaningful terms.”
“Having worked with Steph on major projects including the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital, I have seen firsthand the value of his skills in comprehensive business case analysis. These outcomes influenced greatly our team’s design decisions by offering the ability to understand the complete value of sustainable benefits” said Lidia Berger Principal, National Sustainability Director with Dewberry.
According to Kevin Shepherd, co-founder of VERDUNITY, “There are few professionals with the experience and skill that Larocque brings to the table. He joins two of the other industry leaders who were already with ii. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with them and the business case analysis tools they have developed for our industry. The AutoCASE tools and our “community ROI” approach provide tremendous value for our firm’s credibility and niche in helping cities that are ready to think differently about how they plan and build their places.”
By bringing comprehensive sustainable business case analysis to the entire planning, design and finance community, ii and Autodesk and now Stephane Larocque are leading the way to twenty first century project delivery where total returns are the name of the game.
NYC and Toronto based Impact Infrastructure, Inc. is at the center of efforts to create standard risk-adjusted metrics and tools for project valuation. For more information,- Contact: John F. Williams Chairman and CEO John.williams@ImpactInfrastructure.com (914) 224- 7639 www.ImpactInfrastructure.com.
October 15th 2014 – Ottawa
Breaking news: Victoria Dyann Larocque arrived safe and sound this afternoon. Mum and baby are doing well.