Problem-solving examples

A) Step-by-step details of problem-solving during daily duties
  • [link] 2.5 months – [most recent] buried-river-flood-source : Saving the client $100-200,000 + $millions in avoided future liabilities at a flood control construction site. ** See also Ecological Accounting Process (EAP) contributions for the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC, (at bottom of page).
  • [link] 4.0 weeks – 1-4cm-flaw : Solving 6-year-old manufacturing flaw (decision error). mm pressings of a pencil nib producing cardboard pattern creep = flaws endangering the life of a customer alone in the Arctic.
  • [link] 2.0 months – 5-zero-pattern-clue : Recovering $millions in lost assets over the first 90 days of a new task – by noticing a shifting 5-zero pattern in spreadsheet printouts.
B) Business development – during a jack-of-all-trades Customer Service role
[link] 4-month project : business-development to expand presence in UK/Europe at low cost
  • approx 1.0 month : Getting our certified product into EU’s highly regulated National Security/Public Safety market – simply changing the name to get regulator approval [ Re-certification cost: $0]
  • approx 1.5 months : Figuring out how to ship Canadian goods into Europe from Canada as French local mail [20-40% forecast cut to air freight costs]
  • approx 1.5 months : Stealthy method to get inexpensive, drip-drip-drip, high-profile mobile advertising on Royal Navy bases…without UK competitors knowing [ $1000 split with dealers = our cost = $500 x 5-year product life = $100/year per base]
  • by end of 4-months : We didn’t do the mail. Instead, during the mail-freight re-mapping process, discovering that we could flat-pack like IKEA does [Cutting Average Freight Package Volume by 33%]
  • by end of 4-months : We didn’t do the product placement advertising. The owner changed direction, minimizing new activities in EU.

C) (2017-19) Project contributions for Ecological Accounting Process (EAP)

  • Co-Author, EAP Primer: (First Edition, Jan 2019) [Link]
  • Kilmer Creek Cost-Benefit Analysis: EAP Applied to the Regional District of North Vancouver’s redevelopment assessment [Link]
  • Contributions’ examples (First phase analyses at Duncan, BC & Courtenay/Comox, BC). This is the Koksilah (Duncan, BC) study: [Link1of8] [Link2of8] [Link3of8]  [Link4of8] [Link5of8] [Link6of8]

D) (2019-20) New Frameworks for ESG Management

  • Independent Accounting Innovation: An equation to calculate the financial $value of voter desires expressing la voix populaire – the popular will: [Link7of8] [Link8of8
  • Watershed Aboiteaux: Proposing the use of reverse-engineered low-profile cascades of aboiteaux to capture upland surface water flows into local catchment areas, by slowing water flows (ex. edge of fields, etc.). Aboiteaux are part of an ancient sluice/dyke system used in colonial Acadia (now Nova Scotia) to recapture salt marsh fields for agriculture: [Link].


  • ESG Impact Investing Method (updates):
  • For the private and hybrid green finance sectors, I’ve renamed the Ecological Accounting Process (EAP) method – renaming this: “Proximity Pricing”
  • Proximity Pricing is using the Ecological Accounting Protocol for private ESG valuation activities. The method can be used in any country and sub-jurisdiction. [updated Link].
  • Respondents have mentioned not realizing that these calculations can be two-directional (ie. reverse-calculated by starting at “y” or “x”). See this [Link] to read a 1-pager with diagram that ought to be helpful.