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Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson is a Principal and Managing Partner at Sustology where he focuses on creating sustainable solutions for clients.

Mr. Wilson brings sixteen years of experience in sustainable development and consulting. He has developed sustainable solutions for clients ranging from major metropolitan environmental policies to corporate sustainability strategies to major renewable energy and green infrastructure projects—both improving the environment as well as his client’s bottom line. Prior to Sustology, he pioneered work across six continents in commercial real estate finance. Mr. Wilson has proven great leadership and creativity in developing practical results in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Mr. Wilson is adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Design, Past President of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) Minnesota Chapter, a member of the American Planners Association (APA) and is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). He is also affirmed by the Minnesota State Supreme Court as a certified neutral alternative dispute resolution mediator under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts, specializing in environmental and land use issues.

B.A. Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

University of Minnesota, magna cum laude

M.L.A. Master of Landscape Architecture

University of Minnesota, cum laude

M.U.R.P. Master of Urban and Regional Planning

University of Minnesota, cum laude

Certificate in Metropolitan Design

Metropolitan Design Center

Certified Training Program Certificate

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Certified ISSP Sustainability Associate

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Melissa Rappaport Schifman

Melissa Rappaport Schifman is a Principal and Managing Partner at Sustology, where she focuses primarily on the financial impact of clients’ sustainable investments.  

Ms. Schifman has ten years of corporate experience in financial planning and analysis and business development, and has significant experience advising organizations on sustainability investments.  Prior to her sustainability focus, she was Vice President of Business Development for Capella Education Company, where she developed strategic partnerships and programs to increase enrollments.  Her financial acumen stems from her many years working for Northwest Airlines (now Delta) and America West Airlines (now American Airlines), where she held management positions in Financial Planning & Analysis, developing budgets, operating plans and running cost/benefit analyses for major capital investments. 

Ms. Schifman became the Twin Cities’ fifth LEED for Homes Accredited Professional and completed the work necessary to get her own home LEED Gold Certified.  Ms. Schifman is the founder and chair of Temple Israel’s Ner Tamid Task Force for Sustainability, serves on its Board of Directors, and served on the Trust for Public Land’s Minnesota Advisory Board for ten years.

B.A. Government

Georgetown University, cum laude

M.B.A. Master of Business Administration

Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, honors

M.P.P. Master of Public Policy

Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, honors

Certified Training Program Certificate

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Certified ISSP Sustainability Associate
USGBC Pro Reviewer