Our Experience

 
  • Corporate

    Fortune 100 Corporations

    Assisting corporate sustainability managers to develop and implement environmental sustainability programs and policies, and to communicate the need for these programs throughout the firm. Analyzing product portfolios and impacts of recommended changes on profit margins, marketing programs and purchasing practices and relationships.

    Nestle Purina, Global

    Nestle Purina, Global
    Developed seafood sustainability strategies for regional business units (US, Europe, Asia) as well as for the overall global petfood business. Worked closely with the sustainability, marketing, procurement and corporate management teams to find sustainable solutions and develop guidelines for current and future sourcing and policies around seafood sustainability, in line with the corporate mission and values. Introduced the team to relevant NGOs and partners who could carry on and expand on the work once relevant frameworks were in place.

    The Risk Authority (Stanford University), USA

    The Risk Authority (Stanford University), USA
    The Risk Authority is innovative healthcare risk consulting firm a leader in its field, based on its role as the risk management experts for Stanford University and its School of Medicine, the Stanford Hospital and Clinics and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Developed a strategic plan for TRA to grow their business, together with relevant revenue and business models and market research to identify growth opportunities and partners.

    Innovo Energy Solutions,USA

    Innovo Energy Solutions,USA
    Black carbon focused policy research and analysis, for clean diesel company. Author of policy paper on the subject.

    Solar Power Partners, USA

    Solar Power Partners, USA
    Developing commercial scale solar projects with long term power purchase agreements for facilities in California

    Spencer Stuart, USA

    Spencer Stuart, USA
    Development of a program of strategic information use for a global consulting firm.

    Transpower, New Zealand

    Transpower, New Zealand
    Structuring and facilitation of decision making and hiring processes for an interagency government board created for communications and information dissemination to stakeholders for a controversial energy grid upgrade project.

    McKinsey and Co., New Zealand

    McKinsey and Co., New Zealand
    Managing the start up phase of a business incubated NGO, created to build private sector and philanthropy partnerships for NZ non-profits. Building communications, growth strategies and financial sustainability plans.

    Banca Catalana, S.A., Spain

    Banca Catalana, S.A., Spain
    Conducting a feasibility and risk study for the establishment of an international bond trading desk for a regional Spanish bank

    Columbine Ventures, USA

    Carrying out due diligence to evaluate products, markets and entrepreneurial qualities of new businesses seeking seed capital for a venture capital firm. Focus on biotech, medical and pharmaceutical products and services.
  • Philanthropy

    David and Lucile Packard Foundation, USA

    David and Lucile Packard Foundation, USA
    Authored report highlighting case studies of innovative financing schemes that may be used to support fisheries reform and conservation. Evaluated existing PRI investments in terms of risk and impacts. Developed an evaluation tool for analysis of future PRI proposals. Analyzed communications campaigns and how they can be better structured and supported by philanthropists to improve impact.

    Avina Foundation, USA and Latin America

    Avina Foundation, USA and Latin America
    Worked closely with the board and principal of this foundation during the first 6 years of its operations. Built knowledge networks and evaluation systems, started training programs, and provided strategic advice through growth stage. Managed marine conservation program including over 40 grants for innovative social and environmental change. Focused on building incentives for performance into grant making and on methods for the identification of effective social entrepreneurs and other change leaders.

    Global Philanthropy Forum, USA

    Global Philanthropy Forum, USA
    Developing clear program goals, a membership strategy and a financial sustainability plan for philanthropic think tank. Developing content and ideas for discussion among though leaders at annual meetings and seminars.

    The Tindall Foundation, New Zealand

    The Tindall Foundation, New Zealand
    Developing and implementing strategies to start a community foundation movement in New Zealand. Successfully started six community foundations with limited funding resources, through the use of careful metrics, milestones and leadership selection processes.

    Private Philanthropists

    Providing varied strategic planning and program support services for private European philanthropists. Assisting principals in finding appropriate global investments and in making anonymous donations as required. Leading and managing project identification, negotiations, monitoring, troubleshooting and metrics.
  • Non-Profit

    The Nature Conservancy, USA

    The Nature Conservancy, USA
    Developed a strategic plan for launch of the first West Coast community quota fund, including working with TNC on mission and pricing objectives and working with local leaders to develop a business plan, financials and a prospectus that successfully allowed the group to obtain financing and start operations in a short timespan.

    Monterey Bay Aquarium, USA

    Monterey Bay Aquarium, USA
    Provided strategic advice to develop partnerships with major buyers of seafood products. Assisted buyers in transitions to more sustainable supply chains. Developing a program strategy to utilize institutional resources effectively. Development of new strategic tools and programs to improve brand awareness and program impacts.

    Energy Independence Now, USA

    Energy Independence Now, USA
    Developed policy positions and strategic communications for a California-based alternative fuels-focused NGO. Developed infrastructure financing model, used to guide the California Energy Commission on appropriate types and levels of incentives to attract private investment into the industry.

    Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, USA

    Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, USA
    Conceived, developed and launched a loan fund aimed helping fishers to make their practices more sustainable. Created commercial financing, foundation and non-profit partnerships and raised capital for the initiative. Developed detailed financial plans, business plans and metrics for evaluation of impacts.

    FishBase, USA

    FishBase, USA
    Working with an anonymous donor and with the FishBase senior management team to develop a long term financial sustainability and revenue generation strategy for its web based information products. Researched and developed leading technology and strategy consultants for this work, negotiated project terms and assisted with implementation and evaluation.

    Fair Trade USA

    Fair Trade USA
    Conductedan in-depth analysis of the opportunities and issues that the organization might face upon entering the market for environmentally and socially sustainable seafood products, with a focus on shrimp aquaculture from the Global South.

    California Fisheries Fund – Environmental Defense Fund, USA

    California Fisheries Fund – Environmental Defense Fund, USA
    Establishing appropriate governance and operations structures and strategies for the organization during start up. Developing TBL metrics for the fund’s performance and for identification. Vetting candidates for the fund advisory committee

    Cape Cod Hook and Line Fisherman’s Association, USA

    Cape Cod Hook and Line Fisherman’s Association, USA
    Strategic advice and facilitation for initiative aimed at creating two regional sustainable fisheries trusts in Alaska and Cape Cod. Created strategic plans and funding proposals for trust structures in the two regions. Led financial modeling and risk assessment of their proposed structures and strategies.

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, NZ

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, NZ
    Strategic advice and development of a reporting framework for local and regional government agencies to use in evaluating all building, transport and renewable energy projects

    The Energy Center, University of Auckland, NZ

    The Energy Center, University of Auckland, NZ
    Led the establishment of a research center focused on energy sector economics in New Zealand

    Department of Conservation, Auckland, NZ

    Department of Conservation, Auckland, NZ
    Strategic advice and leadership services for the initiation of an interagency and public participation process aimed at designing and establishing a network of marine protected areas in the Hauraki Gulf

    Auckland Regional Council, NZ

    Auckland Regional Council, NZ
    Led sustainable business initiatives for the regional government of Auckland, NZ

    Export Council for Renewable Energy, USA

    Export Council for Renewable Energy, USA
    Supported renewable energy exports, with policy analysis, financial guidance, and trade mission support for a Washington DC non-profit