B2B and B2C
Energy and Utilities
Consumer Packaged Goods
Food and Beverage
Footwear and Apparel
Beauty and Skincare
Kierstin is a leading authority on forecasting, tracking and understanding the monumental global cultural shift to sustainability and social/corporate responsibility in its broadest sense: the issues and trends that drive and characterize it, the influencers within in, and its impact on business, society, environment and culture.
Bringing large organizations a unique perspective at the intersection of entrepreneurship, sustainability, social impact, consumer and culture. Value and results include ability to engage, direct, motivate and align diverse stakeholders in a large organization; to lead, guide and build process, team and environment, to develop insight driven customer and market opportunities; and introduction of new business models, categories, technologies and strategic partnership opportunities to build business. This engagement is best suited to large organizations looking to innovate, uncover new opportunities and build on internal and external capabilities.
Corporate, brand, marketing communications and culture strategy consulting: Kierstin's in-depth knowledge of cultural, social/corporate responsibility and sustainability issues combined with brand and communications strategy gives Kierstin and her team a unique point of view on organizational, brand, stakeholder targeting, social impact, marketing and communications challenges. Other strategic consulting services include positioning, target audience, multi-stakeholder engagement, product development and partnerships.
Brand or Product Launch, Innovation or Reimagining
Expert to join product and brand innovation planning, product or brand launch teams, repositioning or reimagining teams, and ideation sessions.
Research Initiative and Product Development
Consulting on research and insight initiatives including trends, qualitative, quantitative, segmentation, brand reputation tracking, multi-stakeholder analysis; and research product and asset development. Objectives may include consumer and stakeholder understanding, innovation, product development, market opportunity, vendor selection.
Kierstin's ability to use data to identify social and cultural change can be leveraged in both the design and management of bespoke research for an organization's goals, leveraging and customizing Ci's proprietary intelligence tool The SHIFT Report, or delivering a unique viewpoint on in-house research, data and proprietary market intelligence resources.
Data and Social Analytics
Stakeholder Insight and Engagement
Design, facilitation and management internal corporate, culture and brand audits across myriad teams and divisions: From board to CEO and executive team to marketing, product development and supply chain.
Lead an initiative or collaborate with an organization's leadership team to identify new and prioritize current corporate, brand and cultural initiatives to maximize opportunity, ROI and engage stakeholders in sustainability, corporate and social responsibility. For multi-portfolio brands, this can include the recommendation and strategic guidelines on the relationship between consumer and corporate brands relative to sustainability and CSR (corporate social responsibility).
Speaking and Presenting
Kierstin is available to fire up, engage and teach your executive leadership about the shift to sustainability, CSR, social impact, and how to thrive in it. Excellent speaking, presenting and live on-camera media capabilities from small to large stages with an ability to engage, align and inspire the multiple stakeholders in an organization.
ESG and Impact Investing: Analysis and Consulting
With a strong focus on maximizing investor and brand value, Kierstin has collaborated with Fortune 500 sustainability/CSR leaders and start-up ventures in research, diligence and strategic planning initiatives to open up new markets and opportunities and maximize return on investment - social, environmental and economic.
She offers impact, strategic and private equity investors a unique lens on ESG during M&A due diligence and post-acquisition strategy to maximize and protect portfolio investments. She works with impact investors who want to address global issues through start-up investing and who want to open up new markets through the recognition of sustainability/CSR opportunities in the M&A world.