Enabling better, more sustainable decisions

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Who We Are: Driving Sustainable Decisions (DSD) is a cross-sectoral group of industry, NGO and private sector leaders focused on enabling better, more sustainable business decisions.  Together we solve practical challenges associated with building the business case for sustainability.  

Our Vision: Business leaders make excellent business decisions through the lens of sustainability which enables them to deliver unparalleled environmental, social, and economic value. Their decisions on how sustainability initiatives are funded, designed, and implemented are vastly improved.


What We Do: We solve problems and navigate obstacles, sharing our solutions through presentations, webinars, and other ‘open source’ channels.  We also help find ways to further reduce uncertainties and eliminate common biases in sustainability decision making, create new ‘rules of thumb’ that speed and simplify more sustainable decisions, and build the capability and capacity of our participants, extending DSD’s reach and scaling our impact.




DSD facilitates practical, participant-selected and funded projects which solve real-world problems in pursuit of more sustainable decisions.



Develop the skills and capabilities to construct a better business case.



Make your case to the Executive Team and get results.



Decompose and monetize sustainability investment opportunity benefits.



See what else DSD is working on...




ALO Advisors
John Platko, Managing Partner

John Platko has more than 30 years of experience in environmental, health, safety, sustainability and business leadership. He specializes in sustainable business process design, deployment and implementation, including the development of corporate tools and programs for both domestic and multinational organizations.  


John has led projects in more than 30 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Prior to consulting, John served on the corporate staff for Scott Paper Company and Bristol‐Myers Squibb. 

FEMSA Foundation
Carlos Hurtado, Sustainable Development of Water Resources Manager

Carlos Hurtado Aguilar is the Sustainable Development of Water Resources Manager for FEMSA Foundation. He has directed the organization’s water related programs since the Foundation’s creation in 2008.


Carlos was Senior Consultant at the Center for Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation at the Graduate School for Public Management of Tecnológico de Monterrey from 2005 to 2008.


During this period he coordinated strategic projects for the Presidency of Mexico, municipal governments, and international organizations such as the United Nations. 

Antea Group
Nick Martin, Senior Consultant

Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in full-service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure, urban planning and water.


By combining strategic thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives with technical expertise and pragmatic action, we do more than effectively solve client challenges; we deliver sustainable results for a better future.


Learn more about our steering committee and the benefits of joining Driving Sustainable Decisions. 



For general inquiries, please fill in the following contact form:

If you want to know more about our efforts or would like to join DSD, please contact our facilitators:

Fundación FEMSA
Carlos Hurtado  |  +52 (81) 8328 6142

John Platko |  941 650 2523


© 2018 by Driving Sustainable Decisions

Founded by ALO Advisors, Antea Group, and Fundación FEMSA.