As a regulator and as a corporate executive, I have a unique perspective in the burgeoning world of sustainability because I’ve looked at this issue from both sides. Many would suggest that those two perspectives are like night and day, yet I believe the regulator and the regulated community have much in common.
Contrary to the romantic notion of a passionate dreamer going it alone, most start-ups are founded by partners, not solo entrepreneurs. Think of some of the high-tech companies that have risen to fame and stunning capitalization in almost no time: Google, Facebook, LivingSocial. All started by partners.
My family’s company was founded in Arlington, Virginia, in 1956, as construction of the Capital Beltway began. Alongside the communities that were forming in the expanding metropolitan area, Dewberry built its reputation for civil engineering, architecture, and consulting services.