Strategy, Research & Analysis

EnviroStrat is an internationally recognised thought leader, adviser researcher in the environmental and natural resources sector.

EnviroStrat’s multi-disciplinary team provides a wide range of expert strategic support and advice. EnviroStrat applies deep environmental and natural resource industry and policy knowledge to ensure objective assessment of strategic issues and in-depth research into some of the key challenges and opportunities in the natural resources sector.

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Waikato Greenhouse Gas Inventory

| Climate, Regional Gov't, Strategy, Research & Analysis | No Comments
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.

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

| Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy, Iwi, Project & Programme Management, Strategy, Research & Analysis | No Comments
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…

A local food economy for Rotorua

| Land & Water Management, Regional Gov't, Strategy, Research & Analysis | No Comments
EnviroStrat was commissioned by Rotorua Economic Development to lead market research to better understand the opportunities and challenges for establishing a local food economy in Rotorua.

Impact Project Development

EnviroStrat is an internationally recognised thought leader, adviser and impact investment project developer.

EnviroStrat is NZ’s leading environmental impact investment project developer. We work to create and execute projects that deliver financial returns alongside deliberate environmental and social benefits. Impact investment funds are increasingly appealing to government, trusts, corporate and institutional investors, with year-on-year growth of at least NZ$350m of new dedicated funding available over the last five years.

EnviroStrat is one of a small number of New Zealand-based multidisciplinary organisations capable of bringing together the complex science, economic and commercial elements necessary to create an ‘investable’ impact opportunity, assist in its execution, and deliver evidence of benefits created.

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

| Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy, Impact Project Develop't, Internat'l | No Comments
EnviroStrat developed guidelines as part of the Enhancing Coastal and Ocean Resource Efficiency Programme programme of the World Bank.

Bycatch- Free Fish Trap- Feasibility assessment

| Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy, Impact Project Develop't, Private | No Comments
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…

Mussel Spat Farm Investment Case – 90 Mile Beach

| Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy, Impact Project Develop't, Iwi | No Comments
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.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Independent Review

EnviroStrat is an internationally recognised, independent thought leader and adviser in the natural resource sector.

Effective monitoring and evaluation are key to any project or programme’s success. EnviroStrat has proven capability in monitoring and evaluation of environmental and environment-related programmes, and extensive experience conducting independent reviews.

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Fisheries Performance Indicators – World Bank

| Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy, Internat'l, Monitoring, Evaluation & Independent Review | No Comments
The World Bank contracted EnviroStrat to develop a business plan for a fully scaled global deployment of the Fishery Performance Indicators (FPI).

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

| Monitoring, Evaluation & Independent Review, Private | No Comments
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.

Evaluation of the Fresh Start for Fresh Water Fund

| Central Gov't, Land & Water Management, Monitoring, Evaluation & Independent Review | No Comments
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.

Project & Programme Management

EnviroStrat is an internationally recognised thought leader, project and programme manager in the environmental and natural resource sectors.

EnviroStrat is an internationally recognised thought leader, project and programme manager in the environmental and natural resource sectors.
EnviroStrat delivers expert project and programme management across the environmental, natural resource and impact investment sectors. Our team provides tailored end-to-end project management across the entire project life cycle.

EnviroStrat is a trusted project initiator, delivering robust feasibility studies and business cases to provide a solid and effective foundation for initiatives. We have conducted a variety of feasibility studies for projects including regenerative aquaculture and agriculture, fisheries and green technology.

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Case studies:

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

| Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy, Iwi, Project & Programme Management, Strategy, Research & Analysis | No Comments
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…

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

| Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy, Internat'l, Project & Programme Management | No Comments
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.

Tamaki Estuary Environmental Forum (TEEF) Co-ordinator

| Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy, Project & Programme Management, Regional Gov't | No Comments
Programme co-ordinator for TEEF since January 2018. The Co-ordinator facilitates the development of new projects including assistance with funding applications, project identification, relationship management, and project oversight with the aim of helping the forum to achieve its goals.

Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy

EnviroStrat is an internationally recognised thought leader, adviser and project developer in the coastal, marine and blue economy sector.

We work with clients in New Zealand and around the world to identify opportunities and develop marine and coastal projects that generate economic value and contribute positively to social, cultural and environmental well-being.

EnviroStrat is a trusted blue economy advisor and developer, taking an ‘assessment to investment’ approach that understands the roles of government, philanthropic and private entities. We recognise that to create scalable, high quality, investable blue economy projects it is essential to develop innovative approaches to financing new initiatives. That is why our impact investment expertise and network of aligned entities is of such value to our clients.

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Case studies:

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

| Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy, Impact Project Develop't, Internat'l | No Comments
EnviroStrat developed guidelines as part of the Enhancing Coastal and Ocean Resource Efficiency Programme programme of the World Bank.

Fisheries Performance Indicators – World Bank

| Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy, Internat'l, Monitoring, Evaluation & Independent Review | No Comments
The World Bank contracted EnviroStrat to develop a business plan for a fully scaled global deployment of the Fishery Performance Indicators (FPI).

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

| Coastal, Marine & Blue Economy, Iwi, Project & Programme Management, Strategy, Research & Analysis | No Comments
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…

Land & Water Management

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A local food economy for Rotorua

| Land & Water Management, Regional Gov't, Strategy, Research & Analysis | No Comments
EnviroStrat was commissioned by Rotorua Economic Development to lead market research to better understand the opportunities and challenges for establishing a local food economy in Rotorua.

Outdoor and Environmental Centre – Great Barrier

| Land & Water Management, Regional Gov't | No Comments
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.

Waikato and Waipa River Restoration Strategy

| Land & Water Management, Regional Gov't, Strategy, Research & Analysis | No Comments
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.

Climate

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Case studies:

Waikato Greenhouse Gas Inventory

| Climate, Regional Gov't, Strategy, Research & Analysis | No Comments
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.

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