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Rob and Melani Walton
Sustainability Solutions Service

Solutions for the future we need

We equip our partners with tools and knowledge to design and implement leading-edge solutions and make the best decisions for a thriving future.

The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service works with you to make measurable impacts on your sustainability goals and influence decision making through customized, actionable and scalable solutions for a stronger future. We assemble collaborative teams to apply the innovative ideas, practices and technologies of more than 550 sustainability scientists, entrepreneurs, economists, analysts and scholars across ASU to address your specific challenges.

The Solutions Service helps companies improve sustainability while reducing costs, assists governments to deploy robust cost-effective sustainability programs, supports nonprofits in their sustainability efforts and informs people across the globe on how they can help change the world.

  • We anticipate the needs of the future through opportunities that maximize sustainable outcomes.
  • We objectively and passionately collaborate with diverse entrepreneurial partners to develop transdisciplinary solutions that are comprehensive, actionable, measurable and scalable.
  • We create shared value that positively impacts society.

At the Solutions Service, we apply the knowledge and the innovation developed at ASU to address the challenges of our clients.

  • We access the considerable experience and research assets of more than 600 sustainability leaders from across the University, and the thousands of graduate students who work with them. These include scientists, entrepreneurs, economists, and analysts among others across a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Our strength and uniqueness is the ability to custom-fit the right team for each project to achieve to highest-value results for our clients.
  • For the past seven years, the Solutions Service has been bringing teams together to help our clients succeed. We provide thought leadership, knowledge and guidance. We collaborate and deliver solutions that produce the high-quality results efficiently and effectively.

We engage public, private and non-profit organizations that are:

  • Committed to making positive change
  • Looking for new opportunities that match corporate and societal needs
  • Looking for ways to continuously advance sustainability and business goals
  • Willing to learn, engage, listen and implement
  • Exploring for answers that overcome short and long-term risks
  • Needing to anticipate new challenges and opportunities
  • Looking for opportunities to improve sustainability, economic growth and improve welfare of citizens
  • Needing innovations for reducing negative impacts of pollution and climate change

Focus Areas

Circular Economy
Rooted in the , ASU is a and US leader in circular economy, including:
Economic Growth and Food Security
  • Climate-Resilient Agriculture
  • Food Systems Transformation
  • Sustainable Livelihoods
Climate Solutions
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Ecological Resource Conservation
Global Health
  • Waste and Resource Management
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Nutrition
Building Resilience
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Value Chain Efficiency
Capacity Strengthening
  • Gender and Social Equity
  • Sustainability Education
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Key Projects

Because of the depth and breadth of our team, the list of projects below is only a sampling of what’s possible.

A global network using collaboration, research, innovation and technology to drive
a sustainable circular economy.

If you would like to engage our team on your project or would like more information about one of our reports, please contact:

Alicia Marseille
Interim Deputy Director, Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service