Catherine Sheehy

sheehy, Catherine
Head of Advisory Solutions, Environment & Furniture, UL Consumer

Catherine Sheehy is based in the US and has twenty years of project and program management experience. As the Head of Advisory Solutions with UL Environment, she and her team manage a range of projects that contribute to circular economy thinking both related to standards and certifications that UL offers in the marketplace – such as UL 2799 Zero Waste to Landfill – and in support of other sustainability objectives. Services offered include sustainability training, risk assessments, innovative claim research and protocol development, and greener market positioning support.

Before joining UL Environment, Catherine was a Manager with Accenture where she led organization design and change enablement teams. Catherine’s other work experience includes the Human Rights Campaign where she helped update and grow the Corporate Equality Index, a tool that rates organizations on diversity related concerns. Prior to that, Catherine worked at the Investor Responsibility Research Center as director of the Corporate Benchmarking Services, where she was director of a research department that provided social and environmental screening data on companies to institutional investors. Catherine has spoken as a panelist or key speaker on NPR’s Marketplace and at a number of conferences on corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investing, and sustainability issues. Catherine was also a key author of the UL 880 Standard for Sustainability for Manufacturing Companies, which addresses key enterprise-level sustainable supply chain issues.

Catherine holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from the R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, is a certified Project Management Professional, and is a certified Sustainability Associate by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.