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.
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February 12, 2020
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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.
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February 12, 2020
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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.
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February 12, 2020
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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…
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February 12, 2020
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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.
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February 12, 2020
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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…
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February 12, 2020
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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…
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February 12, 2020
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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…
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February 12, 2020