Dr. O’Rourke has over 16 years of consulting experience providing expert sustainability and analysis services. She specializes in sustainable purchasing and products, standards and ecolabels evaluations, and program design strategies. Dr. O’Rourke has extensive experience supporting programs that promote sustainable industry and the greening of products, cleantech investments, and sustainable entrepreneurship. She consults with clients including the United Nations Environmental Programme; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA); non-governmental organizations; and several companies.
Dr. O’Rourke holds a B.A. (Hons, 1st Class) from Sydney University, a M.Sc. In Industrial Environmental Management from Lund University Sweden, and a Ph.D. in environmental management and finance from Yale University. She was formerly Chair of the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC).