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Supporting you
to take climate action from 
strategy to impact

Independent advisory and leadership

Our starting point lies with you.  Together we develop a clear path directed to your objectives providing you with specialised technical services.  We take you through strategy to implementation on the ground and focus on the impact you want to have.

Independent advisory specialising to amplify your nature based and climate actions and impacts.

 

Our people and networks are the key to unlocking opportunities, supporting our valued clients with technical and rational acumen.  Leaders in the nature based solutions climate action space with specialisation across soil carbon projects, we are experientially across the carbon industry, and a change agent helping organisations mitigate risk, or advocating for change in highly regulated environments.

Our clients span across the agricultural sector, active and emerging carbon industry organisations and service providers, and the research sector.   

Committed to undertaking method development and stakeholder consultation with our clients in advocacy of their ​aims and integrity of the underlying frameworks

Advocacy

Australian Carbon Credit Unit 

(ACCU) Regulated Scheme

Supporting clients and industry to create impact by strengthening their advocacy across method development and stakeholder consultation of current methods. You benefit from technical and legislative advisory and review across Australian soil carbon methods since 2018 at each iteration and scheme change. 

Actively engaging with industry and regulatory frameworks:

  • Developing methods under the ACCU Scheme (Read more)

  • Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) legislation & rules

  • Offset Integrity Standards (OIS, Read more)

  • Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC, Read more).

Impact

You'll see our contribution across successful CFI ACCU method improvement of soil carbon methodologies with direct impact:

  • Scaling operationalisation 

  • Unlocking value for the corporate sector

  • Increasing adoption and scaling feasibility

  • Activated changes in the Chubb review.

Whilst actively working to improve the integrity of the underlying ACCU scheme in synergy.

Offset Integrity Standards triage criteria:

  • Scale of abatement – how much abatement would the proposed method unlock and proposal complexity.

  • Whether a proposal incentivises innovation, generate social, environmental, economic or cultural co-benefits, and whether the proposal has potential adverse impacts.

Belief that industry actors have a significant role to play in positive change that can scale with the impact and integrity of the ACCU Scheme.  Our role is to support those on the ground to participate in this change.

Translating strategy and data driven technical insights to results that are observable in current ACCU Scheme methodology and guidelines.

Results

Interactions with the regulated landscape, have yielded successful submissions, now enshrined in legislation and method guidelines:

  • Change within soil carbon method unlocking Australia's fastest growing agritech start up to participate at scale in the ACCU Scheme, facilitating their entry into carbon markets using their previously methodologically unrecognised value proposition.

  • Changes within methodology and guidance to enable the measurement of soil carbon to scale with integrity: sampling guidance for measurement-based soil carbon methods protocol development; changes to sampling equipment requirements; promoting a culture of safety for sampling technicians.

  • Increasing adoption feasibility by successfully advocating for mechanisms that allows for development of the Newness List of Eligible Activities to occur at pace of innovation.  This led to the proponent led method development approach that allows for activities endorsed by ERAC (adhering to Offset Integrity Standards) to be added to the List, without the constraints of previous timelines associated with methodology development.

Actively supporting the integrity and boundaries of the ACCU Scheme, we assess and align client needs with the intent of the schemes; in this way create feasibility and review assessments and provide technical guidance to support applications for development.

What defines us

Our values and industry reputation define us.  

 

What moves us are collaborative environments beyond doing the thing that does the thing.  This connects us with valued clients for the most meaningful and impactful of outcomes that we undertake together or in service to your endeavours.  

The impact we create together is borne by what drives us.

Leadership

We bring you intellectual tenacity and creativity that fiercely advocates independent thought leadership and is rooted in advocacy for valued clients. We value alignment as much as we do departure from well trodden path's.

Courage

We are bold in our belief that we take measurable steps together, toward meaningful transformation embodied in nature based and culturally informed leadership and actions.  Our courage is in the perseverance to uphold what matters when shaping impact. 

Culture

We work with purpose to embody a culture that creates world we want to see for future generations. We lead with openness, integrity and respect for people and the planet alike - we are not seperate from nature, we are students and custodians of it.

Transformation

We carve fresh paths with clients that understand innovation is borne of creativity, supported by measurable insights, and networks that together align to recreate the boundaries for impact.  We identify and act with strong compass bearings.

Why change the horizon?

There are few opportunities in a lifetime to do such a magnitude of good as is called upon us right at this moment.  This action is borne of taking responsibility for impacts and co-creating actions that apply nature based, culturally and socially aligned solutions at any scale.  This creates leadership to propel us forward to meaningful impact at scales needed.  Finding technical expertise with extensive industry experience, communities of practice, independent and aligned advisors that support these solutions on the ground is valuable to those who want to commence their journey.  For those well underway, there's still much we can do to create change.  To take part in change is to think critically about it, but even more importantly is to focus on the action and to find ourselves contributing to meaningful impact at scale. 

Adrianna Marchand

Founder and principal

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