Discussing Sustainable Innovation in Haiti with ALIVE Communities’ Doug Hammond & Heather Burns
January 14, 2011
Heather Burns and Doug Hammond co-founded ALIVE Communities, a the business and social enterprise development company, in 2009. The group helps organizations and companies move toward a more sustainable business plan, and integrates sustainability-fueled community development. “After the earthquake, the world turned its eyes to Haiti,” Burns recalls. “Those of us in the sustainability space looked at the situation as an opportunity to introduce innovation into reconstruction efforts.” ALIVE Communities and its Haiti-based project, Haiti Onward, brings together more than a dozen different organizations to help accelerate sustainable, smart growth throughout Haiti in the coming years.