President & Founder
Scott founded Companies for Zero Waste with a vision of catalyzing a greater pace of innovation by connecting leaders in sustainability, investors, and the government to advance the movement towards zero waste goals without sacrificing profitability.
Scott brings 25 years of experience working with hedge funds, private equity, real estate, venture capital and has launched three successful start-ups.
We’ve worked closely with our clients to build a platform where leaders in the circular economy can engage in person.
“Our research showed experienced professionals were frustrated with the inability to keep pace with global changes in sustainability. There is a massive amount of biased data and misinformation on sustainability and that is why face to face meetings are more important than ever.”
– Scott Donachie- CEO and Founder, Companies for Zero Waste
Dave is an advisor across Regulated Industries, Government, Tourism, Manufacturing, Human and Health Services. Dave develops and implement business strategies, policy changes, sustainability practises and generative growth with enabling technologies, efficiency, transparency, and accountability.
Dave supports business modernization with emerging technologies to enable sustainability, socioeconomic outcomes and generative growth., and is known for delivering talks that combine culture, human behaviours, socio-economics, psychology, and technology with current events, personal anecdote, and historical precedent—effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of technology out of the abstract and into operations.
Environmental Partnership Manager at Subaru of America
Denise Coogan (MA in Sustainable Development/Policy) is Environmental Partnership Manager at Subaru of America and is recognized as a leading zero landfill expert. She leads the company’s external environmental and sustainability programs, which include Subaru’s initiative to bring zero landfill to the national parks.
During her tenure at Subaru Indiana Automotive as Safety and Environmental Compliance Manager, Denise headed the plant’s zero landfill effort, which was achieved with the last waste shipment going to the landfill in May 2004. Because of her efforts, SIA is one of the most environmentally friendly auto manufacturing facilities in the world. Throughout her time at SIA, Denise advised more than 800 corporations on how to implement zero landfill best practices in their respective facilities.
Denise holds professional certifications as a Registered Environmental Manager (REM) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). Her master’s thesis laid out the path a company needs to take to achieve zero landfill.