An Island Perspective

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this." -Henry David Thoreau

Our Core Competencies

Sustainability

Sustainability is at the heart of Isla Innovations; we are fluent in circular economy and sustainability-oriented innovation and can prepare reports using the GRI, CDP, and SASB frameworks.

Engineering

With the majority of our founding team being engineers, we apply a detail-oriented, research-driven, and analytical approach towards solving complex problems.

Business

Our team members have innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets, and many of them have started and managed successful businesses of their own.

Creativity

With roots in engineering, design, and photography, we leverage our creativity to provide elegant yet efficient solutions for your business or organization.

Communication

With vast experience in content generation, technical writing, graphic design, and training, we can help you effectively communicate value to your stakeholders.

Network

We have a strong and diverse global network across industry, government, and academia, and we leverage those relationships for the benefit of our clients.

Who We Are

Isla Innovations is a strategic management consulting firm with a focus on sustainability practices. We are a diverse team of experienced engineers, designers, and business professionals and are passionate about what we do. Our work inspires paradigm shifts towards sustainable development.

Our Purpose

Investments in the real economy and solutions remain low, and investment in sustainability is even less. Isla Innovations is focused on generating solutions that not only support good stewardship of the planet but also help to restore the natural capital systems that have been lost over the years. We achieve this by self-financing our system developments with earnings from our consulting work.

Our Vision

We believe sustainability is achievable by working at the local and regional levels. Locally, the impacts of exchange and environment are felt immediately. In this context, island sustainability requires creating abundance from scarcity, local autonomy, and strong communities.

Our Mission

We work with businesses, public institutions, and communities to develop transformative management, product, and system solutions for lasting impact. Our mission is to promote, develop, and convey environmentally and socially sustainable value in their products and services for the benefit of all stakeholders. We seek to create islands of sustainability.

Our Values

Regeneration

We believe that the fight to sustain dwindling resources is futile. Instead, our work is oriented towards regenerative solutions that restore abundance.  We work to develop strategies and systems that support the world of resource wealth we aim to create.

Transparency

We are transparent with our processes and openly encourage feedback and dialogue from all stakeholders. These conversations ensure that confidence and satisfaction remain high as projects progress forward.

Dignity

We engage people as equals deserving of respect when designing for impact in their organizations or communities. We ensure that our developments serve people and their needs rather than implicitly dictating how they should operate or live.

Research

All decisions we make are grounded in rigorous research and analysis. We believe that a research-driven approach reinforces all of our projects with goal alignment, strategic clarity, and relevance.

Our Team

Joshua Morales

President

Luis De Casenave

Research Director

Timothy Lee

Engineering Director

Ameer Baker

Lead Consultant

Jason Wiff

Marketing Director

Stephen Hicks

Art Production Lead

Joshua Brown

Consultant

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