Public Sector

Waikato Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Envirostrat has developed the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory for the Waikato Region. This applies the global community protocol methodology. Revisiting the inventory in 2020 is going to provide a breakdown of emissions for each district within the Region, which will inform both regional and local responses to climate change.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Impact Investment

Guidelines for Blue Economy Development: India – World Bank The transition to a Blue Economy in India: from assessment to investment

Envirostrat developed guidelines as part of the Enhancing Coastal and Ocean Resource Efficiency Programme programme of the World Bank. These guidelines provide a practical step-by-step approach on how to undertake an assessment of Blue Economy opportunities with a view to informing investment actions. While this document is specific to the Indian context, the assessment can be applied and is replicable for different scales across other countries.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Impact Investment

Fisheries Performance Indicators – World Bank

The World Bank contracted Envirostrat to develop a business plan for a fully scaled global deployment of the Fishery Performance Indicators (FPI). The business plan describing how a growing number of fisheries scientists can collaborate to form an effective global network of fishery evaluators supporting effective fisheries reform, comparisons, and lesson-learning. It included strategies for growth, identified funding needs, and an optimal operating model to allow global growth while maintaining the core qualities of the FPI approach.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Iwi

Chatham Rock Phosphate (Managing the response to a proposal for Deep Sea Phosphate Mining)

Envirostrat successfully led the response of New Zealand’s largest tribe to a proposal for deep sea phosphate mining on the Chatham Rise, NZ. Developed and executed a strategy to refute the evidence presented by the applicant through a 3 month hearing process, including engaging and managing experts in economics, ecology, ecotoxicology, planning, and international best practice. There were a number of unresolved issues, including the impact on existing fisheries and cultural interests, the need for adaptive management in the context of very large infrastructure development, restoration techniques using the precautionary principle, and the reliance of modelling as a proxy for…
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Impact Investment

Programme Mobilisation – Coastal Fisheries Initiative Challenge Fund (World Bank Group)

Envirostrat was engaged to design the multi-year, multi-country Coastal Fisheries Initiative Challenge Fund work program to ensure it is implemented efficiently and effectively around the main components of the programme: Fisheries investment criteria and responsible investor dialogues; investment advisory facility; knowledge management and learning, monitoring and strategic communications. This required identifying and establishing project management controls consistent with World Bank operational policies and procedures.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
IwiPublic Sector

West Coast Regional Council ‘One Window’ feasibility and options analysis

Envirostrat prepared a review for the West Coast Regional Council, in consultation with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and Ngati Waewae as part of a programme of work known as ‘One Window’. The review identifies concrete actions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of minerals permitting / consenting for all participants in the process, including regulators, industry, iwi, and interested stakeholders. Following an extensive look into the efficiency of the existing permit requirements, Envirostrat produced a number of recommendations relating to coordination, standardisation and delegation to improve the minerals permitting process for all involved.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Public Sector

Outdoor and Environmental Centre – Great Barrier

Led a feasibility study for an environmental and outdoor education centre designed for providing youth a long-stay, off grid (4-6 weeks) experience on Great Barrier Island. The long term operating model identified a financially feasible approach that aligned with all stakeholders and presented an attractive option for schools and other groups.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Impact Investment

Bycatch- Free Fish Trap- Feasibility assessment

Envirostrat led the development and testing of the prototype of a bycatch-free fish trap. The trap is designed to improve the selectivity of commercial fishing by eliminating bycatch of non-target species and juvenile fish, and removes risk to seabirds, and impacts on marine mammals. Envirostrat thoroughly investigated the feasibility of the device and carried out a trial of the prototype in the Leigh Harbour lasting 5 months to test its effectiveness in meeting the success criteria for the project. A number of challenges with the design aspects of the prototype were identified and solutions to fix these were provided to…
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Iwi

Mussel Spat Farm Investment Case – 90 Mile Beach

EnviroStrat prepared the Investment Case for an open ocean 1,200 ha Mussel Spat Farm off 90 Mile Beach for three far north tribes and the aquaculture sector to address a critical risk to future growth of the mussel sector. EnviroStrat worked with the three tribes, industry, stakeholders, and MPI, as well as potential investors throughout the process. The investment case involved strategic assessment, consideration of social, environmental, cultural and economic factors, detailed financial modelling, legal analysis and engineering design.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Impact Investment

Feasibility of seafood sector Impact Investment in the Hauraki Gulf

Envirostrat led a study, funded by Foundation North, into the feasibility of impact investment to provide the pathway to a high value, low impact seafood sector in the Hauraki Gulf. This included several elements of the fishery sector; shelving fishing quota, converting the current trawling fleet to more sustainable methods, development of high value salt water fishing tourism, development of fin fish aquaculture, and the creation of a sustainable fishery brand for the Hauraki Gulf.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Private Sector

Deepwater group seabird analysis

Envirostrat produced a paper on behalf of Deepwater Group Ltd to provide an independent collation and summary of existing risk assessments and associated data and information arising from the interaction of seabirds and marine mammals with the New Zealand deep-water fleet. It identifies and prioritises risks and explores extant and untested mitigation measures for the deep-water fleet, which will allow the Deepwater Group to prioritise future operational improvements in a targeted manner, recognising both the level and consequence of risk.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Public Sector

Economic Impact Studies Joint Venture

As part of the National Government freshwater reforms, Envirostrat ran a team of economists, scientists and social scientists with an overall budget of several million dollars developing a series of integrated economic models to assess the implications of different policy scenarios across a range of uses of fresh water. Envirostrat’s role was highly complex and involved managing >35 contracts in excess of $2.5M. The programme was run in a series of joint ventures between local councils, sector groups and central government agencies (MPI, MFE, DOC), and linking science, policy, and economics with government decision making. The ability to synthesise multiple…
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Public Sector

UN Rio +20 Blue Economy Review

Envirostrat was appointed by the Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission of UNESCO as lead author of a cross-UN paper Blueprint for Ocean Sustainability – the core UN Oceans policy paper leading to the 2012 Rio+20 Global Environmental Summit. This paper provided the UN Oceans agencies with a succinct summary of the current issues and problems in the world’s oceans, and identified ten proposals for future action that were intended to galvanise both UN agencies and member states at the recent Rio+20 Conference.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
IwiPublic Sector

Waikato and Waipa River Restoration Strategy

Envirostrat led the development and drafting of a long-term action plan that prioritises and guide $300M of future investment in restoration activities for the Waikato River Authority, river tribes, councils and industry. This restoration strategy ultimately provides for the attainment of the Vision and Strategy for the Waikato River, which is the guiding document that underpins freshwater management in NZ’s largest watershed.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Impact InvestmentIwi

Tai Timu Tai Pari Sea Change – New Zealand’s first Marine Spatial Plan

Envirostrat Director Dr Nigel Bradly was the lead Author of New Zealand’s first Marine Spatial Plan, in the Hauraki Gulf. Sea Change was a collaboratively developed initiative with representation from environmental groups, the community, commercial sectors and Māori. Sea Change had a focus on spatial and strategic prioritisation for commercial fishing, new marine protected areas, water quality improvements, ‘blue infrastructure’ and growth of aquaculture. Key to its success was the integration across different levels of government (national and regional), across the land / sea interface, and across different economic sectors. The implementation pathways include regulatory reform, impact investment in key…
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Iwi

Restoration of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere

Envirostrat was engaged by Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu to prepare a restoration strategy for Te Waihora and surrounding catchment, as current approaches that rely on government grants are not having the required impact on the highly impacted estuarine lake and catchment. Envirostrat identified innovative approaches to monetising and scaling restoration through payment for ecosystem services including carbon forestry, trialling blue carbon within the lake, use of freshwater / brackish macroalgae for nutrient removal, wetland creation for both water quality and biodiversity impact, as well as environmental impact investment.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Private Sector

Current state analysis and market review: ESR food and water activities

Envirostrat was commissioned by ESR to review its food and water activities and how they contribute to ESR’s core purpose and key outcomes; in particular, providing scientific capacity for New Zealand on a financially and scientifically sustainable basis. Envirostrat identified four key issues for the organisation: strategic direction; customer centricity; internal engagement; and delivering results. Envirostrat developed a number of recommendations for ESR to fix the identified issues and improve overall performance.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Public Sector

Evaluation of the Fresh Start for Fresh Water Fund

Envirostrat was commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) to evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes achieved from each of seven projects funded through the Fresh Start for Fresh Water Clean-up Fund. Envirostrat reviewed the projects in detail and produced a number of recommendations so that future funding is more effectively used to achieve the objectives of each project and the overall programme.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Public Sector

Review of Campbell Island Marine Reserve

Envirostrat was appointed by DOC to review the current status of the Campbell Island Marine Reserve under the Sub Antarctic Islands Marine Reserve Act 2014. Envirostrat provided a recommendation to the Minister of Conservation that it should be extended beyond its current boundaries to incorporate the entire Campbell Island Territorial Sea.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Public Sector

Review of Manukau Harbour Forum

Envirostrat was appointed by Auckland Council to lead an independent review of Manukau Harbour Forum. The review identified that the Forum had failed to achieve its intended outcomes and provided a pathway to improvement through structural, funding, and strategic changes.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Public Sector

Hauraki Gulf Forum Review

Envirostrat was asked by the Hauraki Gulf Forum to review whether the Forum was effectively promoting the objectives of part one of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Act 2000 and identify changes that could be made to help the Forum achieve these objectives. Envirostrat identified the successes and failures from the Hauraki Gulf Forum and concluded that the Forum was failing to adequately promote the objectives of the Act. Envirostrat then developed a total of 22 recommendations for the Forum to follow to better achieve the objectives of the Act and ensure the overall health of the Hauraki Gulf is sustained.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Impact Investment

An Innovative Approach to Defining a Pathway to a Sustainable, High Value Seafood Sector in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Foundation North has created the Gulf Innovation Fund Together (G.I.F.T) to help ignite innovative environmental solutions and kick-start projects that demonstrate the potential to deliver intergenerational benefit and wide impact in the Gulf. Envirostrat received a grant from the G.I.F.T to investigate the feasibility of impact investment in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in order to facilitate transition to a high value, low impact seafood sector. Fisheries is emerging as an important growth sector for impact investment with the potential to generate significant change in fisheries, through a mix of private and public sector investment. Globally, impact investments in fisheries to date…
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Impact Investment

An Innovative Approach to Large Scale Land Use Change: Upper Waipa Impact Investment Feasibility

The Waipa catchment is a significant contributor to the sediment and nutrient load of the Waikato and Waipa River catchments. Waikato River Authority and Waikato Regional Council catalysed and funded a feasibility study to investigate whether impact investing could enable accelerated land use and/or land cover change to achieve multiple environmental and social benefits, whilst delivering a positive financial return. The project built on the environmental enhancement projects that have been identified and prioritised through the Waikato River and Waipa River Restoration Strategy and the priorities identified in the Waipa Catchment Plan and Healthy Rivers Plan Change.  Traditional solutions to mitigate and improve ecosystem services on productive land (including…
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
IwiPrivate SectorPublic Sector

Marine Spatial Planning – Sea Change

Envirostrat Managing Director Nigel Bradly was appointed as lead author for New Zealands first marine spatial plan.  Sea Change was a collaboratively developed, co-governance approach to integrated marine spatial planning using a co-governance approach with a partnership between commercial sectors, local tribes and regional and national government agencies. The focus was on spatial and strategic prioritisation for commercial fishing, new marine protected areas, water quality improvements, and aquaculture development opportunities alongside grassroots, community led initiatives to empower local communities and groups.
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Public Sector

Water Economics

Envirostrat led a team of economists, scientists and social scientists with an overall budget of several million dollars developing a series of integrated economic and scientific models to assess the implications of different policy scenarios across a range of uses of fresh water. The role was highly complex and involved managing >35 contracts in excess of $2.5M in total. The programme was run in a series of joint ventures between local councils, sector groups and central government agencies (primary industries, environment, conservation), and linking science, policy, and economics with government decision making. The ability to synthesise multiple studies from different…
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Public Sector

Environmental Protection Authority Creation – Programme Management

One of the initial priorities of the 2008 National Government following its election was the establishment of a new entity to provide for a more rapid and effective delivery of national significant resource consent proposals than had been occuring under the Resource Management Act. EnviroStrat was retained to project manage the Ministry for the Environment team establishing an Environmental Protection Authority within MfE Successful launch of the EPA occurred with all main requirements in place for day one of operation. Specifically, EnviroStrat Created and implemented the plan of attack to ensure delivery to time, cost and quality requirements Managed the…
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
IwiPrivate Sector

Meridian Energy and Ngāi Tahu – Complex Stakeholder Engagement

Meridian Energy was seeking to develop Project Aqua – what would have been the largest ever infrastructure development in New Zealand. This was a high profile and controversial initiative to create a six-dam hydro scheme on a canal parallel to the Waitaki River in the South Island of New Zealand. Retained to work between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (TRONT), Meridian and its consultants to ensure cultural perspectives were taken into account when identifying and planning the mitigation measures for Project Aqua Worked with TRONT staff and individual Rūnanga to identify the cultural concerns associated with Project Aqua through a…
mantis-admin
February 12, 2020
Private Sector

Business Growth: United States Power Generating Company

Task EnviroStrat led the Program to prepare USPG as a start-up to acquire and run 3 power stations in New York with a combined value of $1B, and generating capacity of approximately 25% of New York’s power supply (over 2,000MW). Results Developed and managed the overall programme, engaging multiple vendors, identifying transition needs and managing the expectations of private equity investors Successfully led the organisational transformation programme to manage the transition to private equity ownership No issues occurred to prevent the successful close and transition Engaged a team of 20+ consultants across the business; all delivered to time, cost and…
mantis-admin
February 9, 2020

Get in touch

Envirostrat operates nationwide in New Zealand and regularly in the USA, India and developing nations throughout Southeast Asia.

Contact us