History: 50+ Years of Impact | ICF (2022)

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1969

Founded as Inner City Fund.

Birth of a purpose-driven company

In 1969 a former Tuskegee Airman and three U.S. Department of Defense analysts founded the Inner City Fund to finance minority-owned businesses in Washington D.C.

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Birth of a purpose-driven company

In 1969 a former Tuskegee Airman and three U.S. Department of Defense analysts founded the Inner City Fund to finance minority-owned businesses in Washington D.C.

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Our first president was Clarence “Lucky” Lester, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. He earned his nickname after flying more than 90 missions without being hit. He also downed three enemy aircraft in less than six minutes. Outside the military, “Lucky” was known as “Les” by friends and family. He was a passionate photographer and had an affinity for fast cars.

In 1969 Lucky partnered with Donald “Don” Ogilvie, Herbert S. “Pug” Winokur Jr., and Bruce Caputo — the four individuals knew one another from business school and from working at the Pentagon — to establish the Inner City Fund. Our founders, who did not take any outside funding to start the company, sought to finance minority-owned businesses in the nation’s capital. In 1972 we diversified and went into consulting, changed our name to ICF Incorporated, and became a well-respected advisor to a number of U.S. federal agencies.

Some of our early clients included the National Security Council, the Office of Child Development, the National Academy of Sciences, the Federal Maritime Commission, and the District of Columbia Public Schools system. By the mid-1970s, our founders were less involved in the business, pursuing other passions and career ventures. According to co-founder Bruce Caputo, they had no idea how big ICF would become.

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1972

Shifted from venture capital focus to professional services and renamed ICF Incorporated.

Emergence of a consulting leader

We quickly grew as a consulting firm, becoming a trusted partner in policy economics and strategy in areas including energy, environment, public health, and economic development.

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Emergence of a consulting leader

We quickly grew as a consulting firm, becoming a trusted partner in policy economics and strategy in areas including energy, environment, public health, and economic development.

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During the 1970s U.S. federal agencies ramped up their regulatory activity — including at the newly created Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), established in 1970, and the Department of Energy (DoE) which was established in 1977. We partnered with these agencies early on to help drive results in energy, climate, and the environment. Other early clients included the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (with functions now found in Department of Health and Human Services as well as Education); the U.S. Department of Labor; the U.S. Department of Transportation; the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); and The White House. While U.S. federal, state, and local governments comprised most of our client base during these years, we performed about 10 percent of our work for the private sector.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s we took on more ambitious projects as our expertise and capabilities grew, specifically in energy modeling and forecasting. In 1977 we worked with the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) and the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) – both eventually merged under the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) – to help develop the Coal and Electric Utilities Model (CEUM), a policy planning tool that projects future energy use by fuel type. Around the same time we created supply and demand forecasting models for U.S. natural gas markets (initially as Energy and Environmental Analysis, Inc. (EEA) later acquired by ICF) that were formalized in 1997 as the Gas Market Model (GMM). At the time, it was believed the U.S. was running out of natural gas, and the Fuel Use Act of 1978 prohibited the use of natural gas as a fuel for electric power plants. The CEUM and GMM preceded the Integrated Planning Model (IPM), which launched 10 years later. We also did much of the analytical and policy-related work that supported early implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980. Informally called Superfund, CERCLA gives EPA the funds and authority to clean up contaminated sites that pose risks to human health and the environment.

In 1984 we partnered with USAID to implement the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program(initially as Macro International, Inc., later acquired by ICF), our longest-held continuous contract. Over the last 35 years, working in 90 countries, we have collected, analyzed, and disseminated critical data on important health topics such as fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender and domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, malaria, nutrition, and environmental health. Health and government officials use the survey data to make important decisions to improve the overall health and economic status of populations in developing countries.

Also in 1984 under contract with the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians,we estimated the economic losses to Japanese Americans interned during World War II.Additionally, in conjunction with the EPA, we published the groundbreaking book Greenhouse Effect and Sea Level Rise: A Challenge for this Generation, that was decades ahead of its time in its investigation of the potentially catastrophic implications of the “greenhouse effect” and the impact of global warming on sea levels.

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1977

Helped launch the Coal and Electric Utilities Model.

1979

Performed environmental and risk assessments for the EPA that led to the creation of Superfund.

1981

Grew sales from $1.73 million to $13 million in just five years.

1984

Began working with USAID to implement the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program.

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1984

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Estimated the economic losses to Japanese Americans interned during World War II under contract with the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians.

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1984

Published in conjunction with the EPA the groundbreaking book Greenhouse Effect and Sea Level Rise: A Challenge for This Generation.

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Tackling complex energy, health, and environment challenges

In the late 1980s and early 1990s we continued to grow our consulting business, partnering with clients on complex energy, environment, health, and socioeconomic development issues.

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Tackling complex energy, health, and environment challenges

In the late 1980s and early 1990s we continued to grow our consulting business, partnering with clients on complex energy, environment, health, and socioeconomic development issues.

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We expanded our portfolio (and our team) in the 1980s and 1990s, performing exciting work for the U.S. government and the private sector. In 1985 we founded our housing division, providing technical assistance, training, and research for rental and homeownership affordable housing programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We earned our first million-dollar technical assistance contract with HUD in 1989 which led to decades of work at the local, state, and federal levels supporting some of the nation’s important housing and community development issues. What started as a one-person team with a small revenue stream quickly grew to a significant practice and one of our core offerings. The work we started in the 1980s planted the seeds for the robust community development and disaster recovery work we continue today.

We outgrew our offices in downtown Washington, D.C. and relocated to our existing headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside the nation’s capital, in 1987. We continued to accelerate our climate, energy, and environment work while expanding our work in health and human services in the public sector. During this time we began to build on our advisory services with program management and implementation work that grew rapidly throughout the decade.

In 1987 we developed the first Integrated Planning Model(IPM) of the North American power, fuels, and environmental markets. IPM – built on the modeling work we did in the prior decade – created a common analytical platform used by both the U.S. government and the power sector to analyze various policy scenarios associated with the U.S. Clean Air Act amendments. In the mid 1980s we developed a model that integrated scientific estimates of the effects of ozone depletion on agriculture and human health with estimates of the benefits and costs of reducing ozone emissions. This analysis was used by the EPA in its work on the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, a global agreement across all United Nations (UN) members to protect the stratospheric ozone layer by ending the production and use of ozone-depleting substances. Some of the support for this work included training and technical assistance in Latin America and China, demonstrating our early international focus.

Two years later we worked with the EPA to create the first-ever U.S. national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventoryto help inform climate change policy, an index that we continue to compile today. Around the same time, we acquired Lewin and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in health care and energy issues. In 1988 we acquired Kaiser Engineers. This allowed us to provide implementation support — primarily for large engineering and construction projects — associated with our existing work in energy and environment. A new company called ICF Kaiser was formed and the consulting business became one of three divisions within the parent company. In 1989 ICF Kaiser went public.

But it wasn’t all about climate and energy; we also expanded our scope in health and human services during this time. In 1990 ICF began operating and managing the Child Welfare Information Gateway(initially as Caliber Associates, later acquired by ICF), an online library with hundreds of thousands of resources dedicated to protecting children and strengthening families. In 1990 we also implemented The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)(initially as Macro International, Inc., later acquired by ICF), a powerful tool for targeting and building health promotion activities across the nation, on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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1985

Started our work with HUD that continues today.

1987

Relocated headquarters to Fairfax, Virginia.

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1987

Developed the first Integrated Planning Model (IPM) of the North American power, fuels, and environmental markets.

1987

Helped implement The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer.

1988

Acquired Kaiser Engineers and became ICF Kaiser.

1989

Went public as ICF Kaiser.

1989

Created first-ever U.S. national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory.

1990

Started operating and managing Child Welfare Information Gateway.

1990

Began working on The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

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Implementation work fuels growth

In the 1990s and early 2000s, we expanded our consulting services to include program implementation, powering industry-changing projects like ENERGY STAR and Head Start.

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Implementation work fuels growth

In the 1990s and early 2000s, we expanded our consulting services to include program implementation, powering industry-changing projects like ENERGY STAR and Head Start.

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Following the launch of projects like the greenhouse gas inventory in the prior decade, U.S. federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DoE) pursued non-regulatory approaches to motivating the energy industry and consumers to adopt energy efficient products and approaches.

For ICF this meant supporting the development of voluntary programs like ENERGY STAR. In 1992 we worked with the EPA to launch the ENERGY STAR program which helps customers save money and protect the climate by purchasing highly energy-efficient products and services. To support the program’s launch we developed a communications and marketing capability that worked with the U.S. government and the energy industry to incentivize its adoption. Over time our energy efficiency work expanded beyond EPA to include utilities and individual states across the U.S. Since 1992 ENERGY STAR and its commercial partners have helped American families and businesses save nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve more than 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. This is equivalent to taking more than 600 million cars off the road for a year – more than twice as many as were on U.S. roads in 2018. We continue to support the ENERGY STARprogram while working with utilities across the U.S. to plan and manage energy efficiency programs.

In 1994, The Commonwealth Fund selected ICF to be the National Program Office for a new national initiative focused on the importance of the first three years of life. We worked with The Commonwealth Fund, the Boston University School of Medicine, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to design and implement Healthy Steps for Young Children.

In 1996 we began an ongoing partnership with the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL)(initially as Jacob & Sundstrom, Inc., later acquired by ICF), greatly expanding our cybersecurity capabilities. We collaborated with ARL to research, test, and apply new technologies to support U.S. national defense. In 1999 we implemented The National Adult Tobacco Survey (NATS)(initially as Macro International, Inc., later acquired by ICF), the first nationwide adult tobacco survey in the U.S., on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One year later, we worked with the CDC to deploy the National Program of Cancer Registries, Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) (initially as Macro International, Inc., later acquired by ICF), one of the agency’s largest disease surveillance systems, to help policymakers and researchers make timely and informed decisions regarding patient care. Both projects were initially started by Macro International, Inc., later acquired by ICF.

While the consulting part of our business continued to thrive, the two engineering divisions within ICF Kaiser struggled. In June of 1999 the consulting management team led a leveraged buyout of the consulting arm, in partnership with CM equity, splitting from ICF Kaiser. Some 35 senior managers supported the transaction with their own financial contributions. We returned to being a privately-held consulting company named ICF Consulting, and Sudhakar Kesavan was named CEO. This enabled us to control our own destiny and focus on growing our core consulting business.

Four years later, in 2003, we started a relationship with the Office of Head Start(initially as Caliber Associates, later acquired by ICF), that continues today. For more than 15 years we have supported Head Start programs in multiple regions across the U.S. to help the nation’s most at-risk populations achieve the highest-possible performance in school readiness, child welfare, family engagement, professional development, and community support. Services include language and literacy learning, healthy meals, and financial planning. Head Start today supports roughly 1 million people, including children under the age five and expectant mothers.

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1992

Supported the launch of the ENERGY STAR label for energy-efficient products and buildings.

1994

Helped launch HealthySteps for Children.

1996

Began partnership with the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL).

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1999

Management led leveraged buyout of the consulting division within ICF Kaiser.

1999

Sudhakar Kesavan named CEO of ICF Consulting.

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2000

Conducted the National Program of Cancer Registries, Cancer Surveillance System on behalf of the CDC.

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2003

Started work with the Office of Head Start to help the nation’s most at-risk populations.

Expansion and America’s largest housing recovery effort

During the early 2000s we continued to grow. And in 2006 we launched America’s largest housing recovery effort.

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Expansion and America’s largest housing recovery effort

During the early 2000s we continued to grow. And in 2006 we launched America’s largest housing recovery effort.

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The 2000s were a time of rapid growth for us. Following the leveraged buyout of 1999 we acquiredseveral companies to add subject matter expertise and implementation skills to our offerings. We acquired two divisions of Arthur D. Little (2002) strengthening our environment, energy, applied technology and program management capabilities. In 2005 we acquired Synergy, Inc., enabling ICF to provide mission-critical and technology-based solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal and state agencies. Also in 2005 we acquired Caliber Associates, enhancing our IT and workforce offerings for the U.S. Defense, Education, Health and Human Services and Justice departments.

In 2004 we opened an office in New Delhi to provide analytical support to the U.S. energy team and help grow our work in the India region where we saw long-term opportunity. Our team in India has been involved in several high-profile projects including developing a masterplan for the national gas grid on behalf of the Indian government and working with the Department for Internal Development (DFID) on various programs. Today, the India team – with locations in New Delhi and Bangalore – supports all divisions across ICF such as energy, aviation, climate, education, and health.

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In 2005 the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history saw catastrophic damage to the southeastern U.S., particularly from Category 5 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These storms, among the top 10 most intense Atlantic storms ever, battered U.S. states Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Georgia, and several others just one month apart. Nearly 4,000 lives were lost, and damages totaled over $180 billion. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we worked with the State of Louisiana to implementRoad Home,the state’s Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the grant to the state of Louisiana. CDBG is one of the largest continuously run programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Our long history of supporting HUD CDBG work since the 1980s positioned us well for this work. The Road Home, a joint effort with numerous partners and local, state, and federal agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), was an ambitious and complex project that would eventually become the largest single housing recovery effort in U.S. history.

Despite massive infrastructure challenges and the complexity inherent in such a vast, unprecedented project, we opened nine housing assistance centers within 90 days of being contracted. We later added four more assistance centers and a mobile center to handle the high demand for assistance. We hired 2,300 staff to augment state, local, and nonprofit capacity. We ensured that there was no duplication of benefits and that funds were tracked to the individual case or applicant level, a critical step for protecting taxpayer investment in federal and state programs. As of 2018, the Road Home program had dispersed more than $9 billion dollars to over 130,000 Louisiana residents affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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2006

Managed the Road Home program to assist citizens in rebuilding after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Going public: expanded capabilities, global reach

With the expansion of our core offerings, ICF went public on NASDAQ in 2006. This led to a series of acquisitions and continued growth.

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Going public: expanded capabilities, global reach

With the expansion of our core offerings, ICF went public on NASDAQ in 2006. This led to a series of acquisitions and continued growth.

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Our organic and acquisitive growth during the period from 1999 to 2006 allowed us to do something big: we went public on NASDAQ with the stock ticker ICFI on September 28, 2006, having raised $56M. That same year, compelled by our corporate commitment to environmental stewardship, we decided to take more responsibility for our carbon footprint. We became the first professional services firm in the world to achieve net carbon neutrality by purchasing high-quality carbon offsets.

From 2007 to 2009 we grew through a series of strategic acquisitions including: Energy and Environmental Analysis (EEA) (2007), enhancing our capabilities in alternative fuels such as natural gas, and in automotive emissions and fuel efficiency technologies that impact greenhouse gas emissions; Advanced Performance Consulting Group (APCG) (2007), broadening our capabilities in federal organizational performance, human capital, and strategic communications consulting; Z-Tech Corporation (2007), bringing additional health technology skills; Simat, Hilliesen & Eichner (SH&E) (2007), which added aviation consulting capabilities; Jones & Stokes (2008), expanding our geographic presence on the West Coast and bringing field-based environmental capabilities that established us as a leader in the environmental planning and infrastructure field; Macro International, Inc. (2009), which significantly increased our public health and international health portfolio; and Jacob & Sundstrom, Inc. (2009) which brought cybersecurity and identity and access management

At the same time we continued to grow organically, largely due to The White House’s significant investment in the economy following the financial crisis. We supported key infrastructure and implementation projects that were funded under the American Recovery and Reconstruction Act (ARRA). We worked with the Department of Agriculture to encourage the installation of broadband access to underserved and rural communities; with the Department of Education to support the Race to the Top program; and with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce the risk factors for chronic diseases. ICF’s organic growth in its federal business during this period was well above 10 percent.

We experienced robust double-digit growth in our commercial energy efficiency business during this period. This was driven by more than 30 state public utility commissions mandating the implementation of energy efficiency programs by utilities and providing a dedicated funding stream to support such programs, typically through a small public goods charge on energy bills. In 2008 we were selected to work with the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), an Exelon Corporation company, to pioneer one of the first, longest-running energy efficiency programs in the nation. Since 2008 we have assisted utility clients in more than 30 states to design and implement innovative energy efficiency programs that help their customers save energy and money, while helping the states and utilities achieve efficiency targets and improve grid resiliency and reliability.

We expanded our geographic presence. In 2011 we acquired Canadian-based Marbek Resource Consultants Ltd, strengthening our position in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and pollution prevention programs. Also in 2011 we acquired Ironworks Consulting, L.L.C. which accelerated our technology implementation skills and was the first step in building what would eventually become a powerful commercial marketing technology services capability. A year later in 2012, we acquired London-based company GHK Holdings Limited, strengthening our advisory services capability in the U.K. and Europe. That same year, we purchased the Sustainability Information Management System (SIMS) platform, an analytical framework used by energy utilities to make informed decisions on resource consumption trends and program effectiveness.

In the midst of this growth we grew our disaster recovery and management offerings. In 2011 we helped launch the HUD Exchange, an award-winning online platform that provides program information, guidance, services, and tools to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) community partners to help build resilience before a disaster hits. In 2013 we expanded our work in disaster recovery, helping more than 30,000 people in the Northeast U.S. return to their homes or relocate to safer areas following the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

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2006

Went public on NASDAQ under the stock ticker ICFI.

2006

Became the first professional services firm in the world to achieve net carbon neutrality.

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2008

Started work with the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) on energy efficiency implementation.

2008-2011

Undertook significant infrastructure implementation projects under ARRA.

2011

Helped launch the HUD Exchange.

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2013

Oversaw disaster recovery and management efforts following Superstorm Sandy.

Advancing outreach and engagement

We have continued to grow our international business and have greatly increased our services in marketing, communications, and associated technology businesses, culminating with the launch of ICF Next in 2019.

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Advancing outreach and engagement

We have continued to grow our international business and have greatly increased our services in marketing, communications, and associated technology businesses, culminating with the launch of ICF Next in 2019.

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Over the last few years we’ve continued to expand our work in Europe. In 2013 we partnered with the U.K. Department of Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) on the Energy Using Products Programme, building on our ENERGY STAR work. To this day, we provide technical and economic analysis services to the U.K. government, influencing European Union (EU) regulations on mandatory Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and energy labels for domestic products including appliances, lighting, and other devices. We also manage applications and assessment criteria for a U.K. incentive program to encourage industrial and commercial consumers to purchase highly energy-efficient products. The project established ICF as a recognized program contractor for the U.K. government. Since then we have expanded our services to BEIS and now deliver support for the Energy Technologies List and the Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme (IHRS), a GBP 18 million grant programme to support feasibility studies, detailed engineering and capital expenditure analysis on IHR projects in the U.K.

In 2014 together with AIDSInfo and the National Institues of Health (NIH) we helped develop the AIDSinfo Drug Database appto address the increased use of mobile devices to access health information. A year later we worked with the NIH to pilot the Navigator Program for ClinicalTrials.gov data providers, contributing to more timely access and transparency of clinical trial information for researchers, patients, and health care providers.

Starting in 2015 we worked with the EU Network of Public Employment Servies (PES) to establish a formal and highly engaging mutual learning program that connects jobseekers with employers to help reduce the soaring levels of unemployment across the EU. We started working with the European Commission and China on climate change, emissions trading and cooperation on energy. Beginning in 2016 we launched another impactful project for the EU: the EU Aid Volunteers programme, which trains young volunteers for humanitarian aid. Also in 2016 we started working with the European Commission to strengthen relationships with North America and China on sustainable urban development, climate change, and cooperation on energy programs.

In 2016, leaders from around the world signed the Paris Agreement, the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. ICF is working with countries in Asia, the European Union, and North America to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement by designing and implementing climate policies including emissions trading systems. For almost 30 years, beginning with the work we did in support of the Montreal Protocol in 1987, we have provided integrated and holistic climate services to clients around the globe.

In 2017 we again expanded our disaster recovery work with the launch of projects in Texasand Puerto Rico. This work is focused on helping residents and communities recover in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, one of the most costly and damaging storms on record and Maria, the most powerful and devastating storm to ever hit the island of Puerto Rico. In addition to case and project management, we are bringing new innovation to recovery efforts. In Puerto Rico, we are partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to leverage innovative technologies including drones and 3D modeling to quickly assess damage and expedite access to federal recovery funds. In 2018 we acquired DMS Disaster Consultants, which now operates as part of our disaster management and resilience division.

For decades ICF has delivered strategic communications services to U.S. government clients, including the expansion of our early work with the ENERGY STAR program. As the state of the art in commercial marketing technology advanced, ICF moved to expand its capabilities in this newly emerging space. The 2011 acquisition of Ironworks was the beginning of this effort, followed by the 2014 acquisitions of CityTech and Olson, which together greatly increased our service to commercial sector customers in marketing, communications, and marketing technology. In 2014 we also acquired Mostra SA, a leader in strategic communications for the European Commission. We followed that by acquiring The Future Customer in 2017 and We Are Vista in 2018, both marketing firms based in the U.K. serving the private sector.

In 2019 we launched ICF Next, a new division within ICF Consulting. ICF Next encompasses all of our marketing, communications, and technology organizations to bring our outreach and engagement capabilities to private and public sector clients worldwide. ICF Next represents an exciting period in our evolution, enhancing our ability to bring our complete set of capabilities to clients in the energy, financial, consumer, government, health, and travel and hospitality industries. For example, we worked with the Belize Tourism Board(initially as Olson, later acquired by ICF), to create a 95 percent year-over-year increase in tourism growth; we serve three of the largest global hoteliers to provide loyalty marketing services; and we partnered with the CDCto launch the Be Antibiotics Aware campaign to promote appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. We supported the CDCon RxAwareness to help combat the nationwide opioid epidemic. And we helped the European Union engage its citizens on policy issues (initially as Mostra SA, later acquired by ICF).

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2013

Awarded contract with the U.K. Department of Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) for energy efficiency.

2014

Reached $1B in revenue.

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2014

Released the AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Guidelines app.

2015

Piloted the Navigator Program for ClinicalTrials.gov data providers.

2015

Helped improve public employment services throughout the EU.

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2016

Started working with the EU Aid Volunteers programme.

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2016

Named a Leader in Forrester’s Loyalty Wave assessment of loyalty marketing providers.

2017

Started working with communities in Texas and Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Harvey and Maria.

2018

Reached $1.34B in revenue.

2019

Launched ICF Next, encompassing all of ICF’s award-winning marketing, communications, and associated technology businesses.

2019

John Wasson named CEO of ICF

2021

Launched the ICF Climate Center to offer research and insights for a sustainable, low-emissions future.

2021

Reached $1.55B in revenue.

Making big things possible: 50+ years and counting

For 50+ years ICF has partnered with clients to transform their biggest challenges into even bigger opportunities. With a continued focus on innovation in areas including technology, policy, and engagement, we will keep making big things possible for our clients and the communities we serve.

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FAQs

History: 50+ Years of Impact | ICF? ›

For 50+ years ICF has partnered with clients to transform their biggest challenges into even bigger opportunities. With a continued focus on innovation in areas including technology, policy, and engagement, we will keep making big things possible for our clients and the communities we serve.

What does ICF stand for ICF International? ›

1969–2006: Early history

Lester, a Tuskegee Airman, who was joined by three U.S. Department of Defense analysts. As a venture capital firm, Inner City Fund sought to finance and help minority-owned businesses win government contracts. The company reorganized as a consulting firm and renamed itself ICF Incorporated.

What is ICF known for? ›

In 1969 a former Tuskegee Airman and three U.S. Department of Defense analysts founded the Inner City Fund to finance minority-owned businesses in Washington D.C. Since then, we've conducted the world's largest global health survey, helped launch Energy Star, and modernized Amtrak customers' digital experience, to name ...

Who founded ICF? ›

Professional Coach Thomas Leonard started the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 1995 as a nonprofit organization for fellow coaches to support each other and grow the profession. The following year, a president was appointed and a board of directors established.

What is ICF software? ›

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with approximately 8,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives.

Is ICF coaching worth it? ›

An ICF is considered the “gold standard” of the life coach industry. Once you earn your ICF certificate, you instantly gain global recognition and credibility that it would take years to achieve without it.

Is ICF a good company? ›

Good place to get experience but bad pay

Employee feedback is improving the culture. The pay is more competitive at other companies. Annual merit increases are small. ICF is a good place to get experience before hopping to a better position at a company that pays better.

Does the ICF still exist? ›

The Inter City Firm (ICF) is an English football hooligan firm associated with West Ham United, which was mainly active in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.
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Inter City Firm.
ICF insignia, 1980s
Founding locationEast London
Years active1977/8–Present
TerritoryEast London
EthnicityPredominantly White English
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What are the ICF core values? ›

The new ICF Core Values — Professionalism, Collaboration, Humanity and Equity — are more than just words on paper and screen. They are what each of us live every day, a reflection of who we are as the global leader of the coaching industry.

What are ICF homes? ›

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) are becoming a more common way to build homes. This innovative building material is typically made of blocks of polystyrene foam with space in between to pour a concrete wall.

How old is ICF? ›

Integral Coach Factory
Administration building of ICF at Chennai
TypeGovernment
IndustryRail transport
FoundedOctober 2, 1955
HeadquartersChennai, Tamilnadu, India
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How long has ICF been around? ›

1966 Werner Gregori filed the first North American patent for a foam insulating concrete form or “modern Plastic” ICF block in Canada with a block called "FrothForm," measuring 16 inches high by 48 inches long.

How many ICF coaches are there? ›

There are currently 30,802* coaches in 130 countries and territories who hold one of three ICF Credentials. *This number is subject to change frequently. ICF has more than 143 Chapters in more than 80 countries and territories. *This number is subject to change frequently.

What companies are using ICF technology? ›

  • Appian. Learn how ICF is leveraging Appian's low-code automation platform to solve the toughest problems.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Learn how ICF is using Amazon Web Services technology to help clients scale their greatest innovations.
  • ServiceNow. ...
  • Salesforce. ...
  • Microsoft.

Who owns ICF International? ›

ICF International Inc (NASDAQ:ICFI)

Institutional investors purchased a net $516.6 thousand shares of ICFI during the quarter ended June 2019 and now own 95.11% of the total shares outstanding.

How do I get an ICF certification? ›

Certified Professional Coach (Level 1)

After you completed 60 hours of coaching training of 3 months, coaches will undergo 10 hours of mentor coaching which includes 7 hours of group mentor coaching and 3 hours of individual mentor coaching to meet the criteria of ICF.

How much does an ICF certification cost? ›

ICF approved programs range in price from $975 to $12,970. The advanced Leadership Program costs $16,500 and provides students with a comprehensive, well-supported and mentored learning opportunity.

Do life coaches make a lot of money? ›

Life coaching is a growing field with many opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) includes life coaches in the category of educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors, who earn a median salary of $60,510 a year, with an overall range of $37,550 to $98,190.

Which coaching accreditation is best? ›

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the world's best-known and respected coaching program certifier. It provides accreditation for programs that are considered the industry gold standard.

Why do you want to work at ICF? ›

The majority of employees at ICF believe the environment at ICF is positive. Most Participants believe the pace of work at ICF is comfortably fast. About 63% of the employees at ICF work 8 hours or less, while 7% of them have an extremely long day - longer than twelve hours.

Is ICF next a good company to work for? ›

ICF Next is rated 4.3 out of 5, based on 14 reviews by employees on AmbitionBox. ICF Next is known for Job Security which is rated at the top and given a rating of 4.7. However, Work-Life balance is rated the lowest at 4.0 and can be improved.

Do the Chelsea Headhunters still exist? ›

The Chelsea Headhunters are a notorious English football hooligan firm linked to the London football club Chelsea.
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Chelsea Headhunters.
Years active1960s–1985 (Chelsea Shed Boys) 1985–Present (Chelsea Headhunters)
TerritoryWest London, Northwest London, South West London, home counties
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Who was ICF Top Boy? ›

Bill Gardner (football hooligan)

What are Chelsea hooligans called? ›

The Chelsea Headhunters, more commonly known simply as the Headhunters, is a football hooligan firm associated with the club Chelsea. They were formed in the 1960s as Chelsea Shed boys but were renamed to their current name in 1995.

What are the 4 ethical standards applied to practice of ICF coaches? ›

Ethics are guided moral principles underlying how coaches behave congruent with ICF's core values of integrity, excellence, collaboration and respect.

What values should a coach have? ›

BE PERSEVERING: Work through difficulty & discouragement in pursuit of individual & team objectives. BE RELIABLE: Prove that others can depend on you. Sportsmanship: Bring your best to all competition. BE COOPERATIVE: Join teammates, opponents, coaches & officials in a mutual quest for excellence.

What is your core value? ›

Core values are the fundamental beliefs you have about your life. They guide your behaviors, decisions, and actions. They bring about a sense of purpose and self-worth. They remind you what's important to you and what you want more of in your life.

Do ICF walls crack? ›

It is important to note that all cast concrete develops shrinkage cracks. There are things the designer can do to minimize the number of cracks and to keep them from becoming too wide, but they will occur in both ICF and CF concrete walls.

What are the disadvantages of ICF? ›

Disadvantages of Building With Insulated Concrete Forms
  • Cost. One major disadvantage to insulated concrete forms is the cost. ...
  • Difficult Remodeling. Another problem with ICF homes is that they are difficult to remodel. ...
  • Takes up Floor Space. ...
  • Insect and Water Problems. ...
  • Humidity.

Are ICF homes toxic? ›

Safe and Healthy - ICF is made of non-toxic materials thereby creating a healthier environment for you and your family. Also, with no air infiltration, you and your family are not bothered by dust or allergens. In addition, there are no cavity walls for mold, mildew, insects or rodents to infest.

Can I build my own ICF house? ›

Building an ICF home requires qualified professionals that understand the complexities and challenges of constructing an ICF home. A properly built ICF home has a tight building envelope and strong structural integrity.

How thick are ICF walls? ›

ICF walls come in 4”, 6”, 8”, 10” and 12” thickness (some manufacturers go even thicker). Generally, 4” walls are only used for non-loadbearing applications such as demising walls in apartments, hotels or dormitories.

Is ICF cheaper than concrete block? ›

It requires the application of a durable finish material whereas concrete block can be painted or left bare. The cost of ICF vs. more traditional methods of construction is typically more for the actual construction, but the cost of ownership of an ICF structure is significantly less than the more traditional methods.

Are ICF blocks worth it? ›

Safety. ICF homes offer a level of safety no other building system can match. They are more than 10 times stronger than framed structures, and several times stronger than CMU “cinder block” construction as well. It's a natural result of having exterior walls with a core of solid, steel-reinforced concrete.

Who invented concrete forms? ›

Canadian contractor Werner Gregori filed the first patent for a foam concrete form in 1966 with a block "measuring 16 inches high by 48 inches long with a tongue-and-groove interlock, metal ties, and a waffle-grid core." It is right to point out that a primordial form of ICF formwork dates back to 1907, as evidenced by ...

Are ICF homes more expensive? ›

1. ICF construction costs about three to five percent more than a typical new home and land in today's market (about five to ten percent of house-only construction cost).

Why are trains painted yellow? ›

The report, accessed by PTI, suggested that as an immediate goal, the railways install "ditch lights" -- safety feature in the front of a train -- to make them more visible and paint them bright yellow so that they can be seen from a distance, especially during twilight hours when visibility is low.

What is the difference between ICF and LHB coaches? ›

Advantages of LHB coaches over ICF coaches:

The maximum permissible speed for LHB coaches is 160 kmph, while the ICF coaches are permitted to travel at a maximum speed of 110 kmph. - The LHB coaches are anti-telescopic, which means that these coaches do not penetrate into the adjacent coaches during accidents.

What is FIAT bogie? ›

The FIAT bogie is a two-axle type and two-stage suspension system. These are designed for a maximum operating speed of 160 km/h and has potential for operation up to 200 km/h. The coach body directly rests on the secondary stage helical springs, which rests on the Y shaped side beam.

Who uses ICF Tech EU? ›

STREAM ON THE GO

We support thousands of devices around the world, including iPhone, Blackberry, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Windows, Android and iPad.

What does ICF stand for in research? ›

Overview. “INTRODUCTION The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, known more commonly as ICF, provides a standard language and framework for the description of health and health-related states.

What does ICF stand for occupational therapy? ›

The ICF (the international classification of functioning, disability, and health) is a globally agreed framework and classification to define the spectrum of problems in the functioning of patients.

What is ICF accreditation? ›

What is an ICF Credential? An ICF Credential is a professional certification indicating that you have met specific standards and requirements designed to develop and refine your coaching skills. It is an indication that you are dedicated to upholding strong principles of ethical behavior in coaching.

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