ADEC Innovations is a global leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) solutions, providing industry expertise, data management and technology services. We help corporate organizations, governments, and cause and advocacy institutions to grow responsibly by unifying environmental and social responsibility while ensuring their long-term financial viability.

We have over 30 years of experience in providing end-to-end ESG and technology solutions that are based on data-driven insights designed to generate healthy returns on natural, social and financial investments. With over 5,000 employees, our presence spans five continents–Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.


ADEC Innovations focuses on providing quantifiable benefits in sustainability, healthcare, and knowledge management. With the support of our technology and outsourcing services, we create tailored and fully integrated solutions, ensuring you maximize the value of your investment.


We are a world leader in Environmental, Social and Governance solutions.


To create value by redefining and delivering innovative Environmental, Social and Governance solutions worldwide.

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United Nations and ADEC Innovations Foundation Collaborate to Develop Standards of Global Healthcare Policy


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Sustainability Thought Leader to Head United Nations' GEO-6 Data Fabric Task Force


ADEC Innovations and United Nations Ink Partnership to Help Advance Developing Countries


ADEC Innovations Presents Innovative, Sustainable Solutions Using OutSystems Platform


ADEC Innovations Supports Haribon's "Adopt a Seedling" Campaign


ADEC Innovations Pursues More Business Opportunities in Kenya


ADEC Innovations CEO Receives United Nations Visionary Award


Envirosite Wins the Oracle Technology Company of the Year


ADEC Innovations Attends First UN Environment Assembly of UNEP


FirstCarbon Solutions Attends 5th IGEM Conference in Malaysia


Broome County officials will provide details at a news conference today about ADEC Solutions' planned expansion in Conklin


FirstCarbon Solutions Opens Kenya Office to Support Sustainability Efforts across Africa


FirstCarbon Solutions and CDP Announce Expanded Global Partnership to Include S&P 500 and FTSE 350



ADEC Innovations' heritage is unique in that we started out in the boardroom helping companies uncover opportunities to improve business processes and operational efficiencies, optimize resource use, and increase profits.


James "Jim" Donovan and Carol Esguerra found JICA. The company is established to cater to the real estate industry, later becoming a leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solutions.


ADEC Solutions is established, focusing on providing solutions for back office processes such as data processing, document management, and accounting and legal tasks to global corporations in a number of different industries.

ADEC Solutions becomes an asset and infrastructure partner with the World Bank, an international organization that provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries, and USAID, one of the leading US government agencies working to end extreme global poverty and enabling resilient democratic societies to realize their potential.


American Data Exchange Corporation is established as a data and document management company that specializes in back office processes.


American Data Exchange receives ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) certification for Global BPO Services. The certification recognizes American Data Exchange's commitment and adherence to recognized best practices in providing our customers with the highest level of quality service and ensuring the attainment of set quality targets.


American Data Exchange enters a joint venture with First American, a financial services company that is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries.

A-Plus International School is first established as a preparatory school and evolves into a premier language learning institution that specializes in Mandarin and English language programs.


American Data Exchange receives ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification for the provision of Global BPO Services. The certification recognizes American Data Exchange's commitment and adherence to recognized best practices, particularly in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information as well as the protection of information assets from all identified threats.

ADEC Group acquires DCSI (Deposit Computer Services, Inc.), a New York-based company that provides business-to-business services in information and document management.

ADEC Group acquires Preview Services Australia, later renaming it ADEC Preview. ADEC Preview has the widest range of outsourcing services in Australia designed to improve efficiency and reduce costs.


FirstCarbon Solutions is established as a stand-alone management firm to address the need for carbon emissions measurement and sustainability management strategies.


American Data Exchange receives ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification, which acknowledges the firm's commitment and adherence to best recognized practices in the identification and analysis of environmental aspects.

Previously known as ADEC-DCSI, ADEC Solutions receives ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) certification, four years after American Data Exchange was awarded the same recognition.


A-Plus English Online is established to provide online learning solutions to the growing number of people who desire to learn English as a second language.

American Data Exchange is assessed to be Level 1 Compliant to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS), created to increase information security controls in organizations that handle cardholder information for VISA and MasterCard transactions.

FirstCarbon Solutions wins "Best Eco-Industrial Service" at the 1st Philippine International Eco-Show Awards.

FirstCarbon Solutions acquires Enverity Corporation, a company which provides web-enabled business-management software.


PharmaKPO is established as a joint venture with Zuellig Pharma in order to address the growing need for knowledge process outsourcing services among pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

FirstCarbon Solutions wins "Most Innovative Company of the Year" at the 5th ICT International Awards Philippines.

CDP, an organization which works with investors and businesses to disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of major corporations, selects FirstCarbon Solutions as a supply chain scoring partner.

ADEC Group opens an office in Xiamen Software Park, China.


ADEC Solutions receives ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification, five years after American Data Exchange was awarded the same recognition.

FirstCarbon Solutions acquires Michael Brandman Associates of California, combining the two organizations' extensive knowledge in environmental consulting solutions with energy, carbon, and sustainability management expertise.

BPO Asia Institute (BAI) is established as a global learning service company that provides solutions for businesses and organizations that seek to improve their performance through learning and development coupled with technology.

A-Plus Languages, formerly known as A-Plus English Online, offers Mandarin for its virtual classroom services.

The Global Online Association for Learning (GOAL), a non-profit association, is created to promote the enhancement of online education and to develop its standards and policies.


In partnership with The Reassurance Network, ADEC Group introduces "Supply-LINK."

ADEC Group wins the "Executive Leadership Team of the Year" award at the Asia CEO Awards.


FirstCarbon Solutions launches East Coast offices in the United States.

ADEC, through FirstCarbon Solutions, partners with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). FirstCarbon Solutions attends the 1st UN Environment Assembly in Kenya and is set to participate in UNEP's Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo in the same year.

The ADEC Kenya office is officially launched.

Envirosite Corporation, a data management firm that provides environmental solutions for the environmental site assessment marketplace through data analysis and interpretations, is officially launched.

ADEC Group wins the "Business Responsibility and Ethics" category and receives special recognition in the Energy Management category during the first Sustainable Business Awards Philippines.

Envirosite Corporation wins the Oracle Technology of the Year Award at the Asia CEO Awards.

ADEC Innovations CEO James Donovan is awarded the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Visionary Award by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation at the Global South-South Development Expo held in Washington DC.


ADEC Innovations' CEO James Donovan is confirmed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the team leader of Assessment Methodologies, Data and Information Working Group for the Global Environment Outlook 6 (GEO-6). He also signs a Memorandum of Understanding with UNOSSC Director Yiping Zhou to promote collaboration among UNOSCC's 131 member countries.

Management Team

As co-founder, president, and chief executive officer, Jim brings 25 years of investment banking expertise and entrepreneurial vision into the company.

JAMES DONOVANChief Executive Officer

As co-founder and chief financial officer, Carol negotiates high-level partnerships and acquisitions using her investment banking expertise.

CAROL ESGUERRAChief Financial Officer

With nearly 25 years of experience in key marketing roles across multiple industries, Michele oversees the collective brand and marketing efforts for the company.

MICHELE CARCHMANChief Marketing Officer

A senior executive for 25 years, Mark leads the day-to-day operations of Envirosite Corporation.

MARK CERINOPresident, Envirosite Corporation

Bringing 27 years of international experience in ITO Software Development in Asia, Scott takes the lead in developing innovative technology-based solutions.

SCOTT DARROW Chief Information and Technology Officer

Robert brings over 25 years of experience in environmental management as he leads the overall operations in North America and Europe.

ROBERT FRANCISCO President, North America and Europe

With nearly two decades of experience in data imaging and outsourcing, Justin manages all business areas in Australia.

JUSTIN HOLTRegional Director, Australia

With 28 years of experience in management roles within the BPO industry, Jurgen is responsible for the overall management of our Asian operations.

JURGEN TANPHOGeneral Manager, Asia

A business and economics graduate with close to a decade's worth of experience in the data and document management industry, Ben leads the design and delivery of technology solutions aimed towards managing large volumes of corporate responsibility and operations data.


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Global Offices

Los Angeles

Tel: +1 888 826 5814 | +1 714 508 4100
Fax: +1 714 508 4110

11755 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1660
Los Angeles, CA 90025

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 845 165 6245

Future Business Centre
Kings Hedges Rd.
Cambridge CB4 2HY
United Kingdom


Tel: +63 2 798 8400
Tel: +63 2 775 0632
Fax: +63 2 775 0632 loc. 8050

26th Floor Philippines
AXA Life Centre
Senator Gil Puyat
Avenue 1200
Makati City,
Metro Manila


Tel: +60 37 490 2112
Fax: +60 37 960 6977

15-7,Block A, Jaya ONE
72A Jalan Universiti
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia


Tel: +65 6 535 3266

20A Mosque Street,
Singapore 059500

New South Wales

Tel: +61 02 9418 7822

Unit 1, 1 Skyline Place
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086


Tel: +86 592 217 7850

7th Floor (701 & 702)
25 Wang Hai Road
Xiamen Software Park


Tel: +254 737 433 621

ADEC Kenya Services EPZ Ltd.
Nairobi, Kenya

Central Valley

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Fax: 714.508.4110

7265 N First Street, Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93720


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2000 "O" Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95811

Bay Area

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1350 Treat Boulevard, Suite 380
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Irvine (Headquarters)

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250 Commerce Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92602

Inland Empire

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621 E. Carnegie Drive, Suite 100
San Bernardino, CA 92408

New York

Tel: +1 888 826 5814 | +1 714 508 4100
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10 Monument Street
Deposit, NY 13754


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1175 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
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