• We’re passionate about helping people and nature thrive. We believe that happens when people feel empowered to influence and act in ways that improve their lives, opportunities and environment.
• We don’t come into projects as top-down experts. Instead we enable people to share their knowledge and ideas.
• We work to create a constructive atmosphere. We do that by helping people focus on what’s working well and use that as a foundation for establishing what else needs to happen.
• When it comes to the environment, we believe that integrated systems thinking is the best way forward, and we encourage it whenever we can – it’s a particularly beneficial approach in complex, sometimes chaotic situations. It helps to show the big picture – from which we may identify multiple leverage points that can be addressed to support constructive change. It also helps us see the connectivity between elements in the situation, so as to support joined-up actions.
• We help people share understanding and build consensus (not weak compromise) about mutually acceptable and sustainable ways forward.
• We work to increase the level of influence stakeholders and participants have by encouraging project leaders to maximise empowerment. When possible we encourage full co-production, which means environmental professionals work with communities and other stakeholders to share power and responsibility to both plan and implement change.
• We keep on the cutting edge of best practice through our own innovation and through working with people who are leaders in their field.
We are able to draw on the knowledge and expertise of a broad range of associates when the technical aspects or scale of a project require it. Our associates include…
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