Leaders in innovative environmental financing

Ekos is an international non-profit enterprise that develops, pilots and scales up innovative approaches to financing a sustainable future.

We believe that the answer to many of the worlds biggest challenges is to evolve from binary thinking to systems doing. We love middle path solutions that deliver multiple wins.

We work to create self-sustaining forest carbon projects and programmes. Many of the projects start with developing a financial model that drives regenerative capability and self-sustainability. They are all locally owned, developed collaboratively and as much as possible, locally delivered.

We receive support from public, private and philanthropic organisations to develop these new approaches with the understanding that once sufficiently developed and piloted they will be replicated and scaled up through impact investment.

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  Director   Sean is an expert in environmental financing and indigenous forest carbon markets. He is pioneering market-based models for sustainable land management in NZ and the Pacific Islands. He has consulted to the World Bank, African Development Bank, the Pacific Community, Pacific Island governments, central and local government in NZ, businesses, universities and community organisations. Sean is a former Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science and Geography at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of the South Pacific. He has a PhD in Forestry.

Director

Sean is an expert in environmental financing and indigenous forest carbon markets. He is pioneering market-based models for sustainable land management in NZ and the Pacific Islands. He has consulted to the World Bank, African Development Bank, the Pacific Community, Pacific Island governments, central and local government in NZ, businesses, universities and community organisations. Sean is a former Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science and Geography at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of the South Pacific. He has a PhD in Forestry.

  Pacific Project Manager   General Manager of the Nakau Program - the Ekos Pacific Island rainforest carbon credit supply program. Robbie is former Manager of Live & Learn regional PES and Indigenous programs. He has 20 years experience in sustainable community development. Managed projects through Australian Government, NZAID, EU, GIZ, ADB, CEPF and UNDP for REDD+, ecosystems based adaptation, community managed protected areas, environmental governance, monitoring & evaluation systems, and rural livelihoods programs. Robbie lives in Alice Sprints, Australia.

Pacific Project Manager

General Manager of the Nakau Program - the Ekos Pacific Island rainforest carbon credit supply program. Robbie is former Manager of Live & Learn regional PES and Indigenous programs. He has 20 years experience in sustainable community development. Managed projects through Australian Government, NZAID, EU, GIZ, ADB, CEPF and UNDP for REDD+, ecosystems based adaptation, community managed protected areas, environmental governance, monitoring & evaluation systems, and rural livelihoods programs. Robbie lives in Alice Sprints, Australia.

  Pacific Project Tech Support   Regional Coordinator and co-designer of the Nakau Program. Over 10 years experience in environmental policy and governance and community development in the Pacific Islands. Formerly Team Leader/Country Director of Live & Learn Vanuatu. REDD+ Advisor to the Government of Vanuatu. Managed contracts through World Bank, US DoS, ADB and ACIAR for Ecosystems-based Adaptation, REDD+ stakeholder engagement and PES. Anjali currently lives in Adelaide, Australia.

Pacific Project Tech Support

Regional Coordinator and co-designer of the Nakau Program. Over 10 years experience in environmental policy and governance and community development in the Pacific Islands. Formerly Team Leader/Country Director of Live & Learn Vanuatu. REDD+ Advisor to the Government of Vanuatu. Managed contracts through World Bank, US DoS, ADB and ACIAR for Ecosystems-based Adaptation, REDD+ stakeholder engagement and PES. Anjali currently lives in Adelaide, Australia.

  Carbon Analyst   Claire has a background in carbon footprint reduction, energy management solutions, waste audits and waste minimisation. She also has experience in environmental advocacy and coordinating community organisations. She has a post graduate Diploma in Environmental Management.

Carbon Analyst

Claire has a background in carbon footprint reduction, energy management solutions, waste audits and waste minimisation. She also has experience in environmental advocacy and coordinating community organisations. She has a post graduate Diploma in Environmental Management.

  Carbon Analyst   Kathy is an effective project manager, researcher and analyst with experience across government, NGO and private sectors. She also has experience in community development and rural training in the Pacific Islands, and in developing, managing and implementing adult training programs. She has a masters in Development Studies.

Carbon Analyst

Kathy is an effective project manager, researcher and analyst with experience across government, NGO and private sectors. She also has experience in community development and rural training in the Pacific Islands, and in developing, managing and implementing adult training programs. She has a masters in Development Studies.

  Carbon Analyst   Willow is a passionate climate change campaigner, working with community organisations and advocacy groups. He is an early career environmental analyst and brings great enthusiasm to his role in working with our small and medium enterprise customers. He has a BSc in Environmental Studies.

Carbon Analyst

Willow is a passionate climate change campaigner, working with community organisations and advocacy groups. He is an early career environmental analyst and brings great enthusiasm to his role in working with our small and medium enterprise customers. He has a BSc in Environmental Studies.

  Accounts Manager   Robert is a chartered accountant with considerable accounting experience working with small and medium rural enterprises.

Accounts Manager

Robert is a chartered accountant with considerable accounting experience working with small and medium rural enterprises.

  Trustee   Kathy is Sales Director at Squiz, has wide experience in sales and marketing, and social innovation. She has worked previously in retail, and as National sales advertising manager for a trade association. Expertise in digital inclusion, using ICT for reducing inequality, sustainability (economic and environmental). Kathy was previously a board member at Touch Compass.

Trustee

Kathy is Sales Director at Squiz, has wide experience in sales and marketing, and social innovation. She has worked previously in retail, and as National sales advertising manager for a trade association. Expertise in digital inclusion, using ICT for reducing inequality, sustainability (economic and environmental). Kathy was previously a board member at Touch Compass.

  Trustee   Andrew is a consultant in corporate procurement, sales coaching, and supply chain management. He has a background in corporate sales and innovation. He founded the Forklift Association, Andrew also has a long-term background in sustainability and environmental advocacy.

Trustee

Andrew is a consultant in corporate procurement, sales coaching, and supply chain management. He has a background in corporate sales and innovation. He founded the Forklift Association, Andrew also has a long-term background in sustainability and environmental advocacy.

  Trustee   Murray is Director of GtripleC Ltd. He is a senior consultant at the forefront of international climate policy and finance. Murray formerly led the MFE climate change team, steering the development of domestic climate change policy, and he was a leading senior negotiator in NZ delegations to international climate change meetings.

Trustee

Murray is Director of GtripleC Ltd. He is a senior consultant at the forefront of international climate policy and finance. Murray formerly led the MFE climate change team, steering the development of domestic climate change policy, and he was a leading senior negotiator in NZ delegations to international climate change meetings.

  Associate   Roger is a forestry consultant and Director of Tomorrow's Forests Ltd. He specialises in indigenous forest management and reforestation using carbon markets. He is a member of the NZ Institute of Forestry and has been a member of NZ Farm Forestry for over 30 years.

Associate

Roger is a forestry consultant and Director of Tomorrow's Forests Ltd. He specialises in indigenous forest management and reforestation using carbon markets. He is a member of the NZ Institute of Forestry and has been a member of NZ Farm Forestry for over 30 years.

  Associate   Ian has set up and led organisations at the forefront of climate and sustainable innovation globally. His focus is on systems thinking and systemic solutions that deliver more from existing budgets through open innovation. Ian is former CEO of Climate KIC, the world's largest climate innovation partnership, and former CEO of the Institute for Sustainability, and Deputy CEO of an urban development corporation in London. Prior to this he spent 15 years in finance in Wellington, London and New York.

Associate

Ian has set up and led organisations at the forefront of climate and sustainable innovation globally. His focus is on systems thinking and systemic solutions that deliver more from existing budgets through open innovation. Ian is former CEO of Climate KIC, the world's largest climate innovation partnership, and former CEO of the Institute for Sustainability, and Deputy CEO of an urban development corporation in London. Prior to this he spent 15 years in finance in Wellington, London and New York.