Project navigation through the regulatory environment is becoming more complex by the day. It’s not enough to assemble a team of experts. Now more than ever, projects require strong, personally involved leaders who keep the goals of the project in mind, marshal needed technical resources, and focus on positive outcomes. Ascent’s culture is founded on personal engagement by senior professionals who are committed to each client’s success.
"Caring workplace" is not an oxymoron at Ascent. We believe that if we create a place where our people want to work, grow their careers, and discover their professional passions, we will be a truly successful consultancy. We are dedicated to creating a workplace where staff enjoy the collegial setting, find their professional success, meaningfully influence the company, feel our appreciation, blossom, and grow. Our clients benefit when our staff apply to their projects the enthusiasm gained from a caring and enjoyable workplace.
Giving back to the communities that support us is a fundamental value ... and further defines our culture. Ascent principals have a strong commitment to our communities, from sitting on the boards of the Sacramento Tree Foundation and Solar Cookers International to coaching youth sports teams or mentoring young professionals. Employees are offered paid time to use for community service. We love joining community events and making contributions to charitable organizations.
Our professional fields are also our communities. We seek to give back by teaching courses at the University of California Extension, the Association of Environmental Professionals, Continuing Legal Education, the American Planning Association, and elsewhere. Our people devote their time to professional organization boards and committees, policy forums, legislative review, and mentor programs, wherever we can help support our professional fields or inform the consulting industry.
Walking your talk with environmentally sensitive operations can, truthfully, be a challenge when running a business. Just as we do in our client work, we carefully consider environmental impact in our operational decisions. We pursue operating strategies that help reduce our carbon emissions, waste, and water and resource consumption. Our downtown location provides transit service and bicycle commuting opportunities for many staff. As a member of the Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program, we are continually seeking to improve. As we grow, we will maintain our commitment to sustainable operations as a fundamental principle of Ascent.
Find out more about Ascent Environmental's participation in community and professional events, celebrations and speaking engagements. We post these events on our Facebook page.