A world where Environmental Stewardship is the First Principle of All Human Endeavour!
To drive the development of Environmental Impact Investing for Institutional Investors.
To deliver exponential Systems Change to achieve true Global Sustainability
Curagaia™ is the world's first Environmental Impact Nursery®.
We specialise in Natural Capital. We aim for Deep Impact.
Model: Profit-for-Purpose, Regenerative Capital, Innovations Lab
Level: New industry, country & global level models
Structure: For profit private company
Primacy: Replaced "shareholder" with "purpose" in the company constitution.
Purpose: Systems Change for the Stewardship of Natural Capital
Profit allocation: 100% regenerative back into our impact model
Natural Capital is the key to global sustainability (and investment alpha) as it underpins all other forms of capital and is therefore the basis for ALL ecological, social and economic activity on earth.
Ultimately, our relationships with each other, and the planet, are critical for the Stewardship of Natural Capital.
What is Natural Capital and Environmental Impact Investing ? - Answer
Our commitments in action
We're deep impact practioners on track to mobilse significant annual funding for cutting edge innovation and deep impact by 2025.
We also make formal submissions to governments on legislation to support natural capital, quality of life and future prosperity.
We are one of the first organisations in Australia to become a Signatory, named Supporter, registered Stakeholder and a Member of the various international organisations that align with our Ethos.
Curagaia™ calls Palawa country home. We acknowledge the Palawa Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lutruwita (Tasmania) region and pay our respects to Palawa Elders past, present and future.
We also accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for a better future.
We are committed to a positive future with First Nations Peoples worldwide and support The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Our depth of experience
We engage the best scientist globally to help us identify technical solutions to environmental problems we've identified.
Our core team developing business and investment models for our technical solutions are:
Rod Holden TAS based - A serial founder with background in business, natural capital extractive industries & construction. He now has a passion for sustainability and environmental management. Rod was the catalyst for introducing the New Code for Environmental Management in Australia's resource industry in 2000. With core skills in creative problem solving he developed a world first in The Environmental Impact Nursery® model after 10 years of full-time research into the nexus of financial/ecological/behavioural economics, planetary systems and global sustainability.
Jeff Peters Boston based - Over 20 years at two top 25 asset management companies, where he led global distribution and raised more than $100 billion for both. He also spent 10 years at a global business consulting firm. He serves on several environmental boards and led capital raises to acquire and conserve tropical rainforest habitat, to generate carbon, and for sustainable timber revenues. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Economics (Cum Laude) from Princeton University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Stuart Martin NSW Based - Over 20 years’ experience in investment management. Stuart Co-Founded Open Resolve Funds Management (and was the Responsible Manager under the AFSL), a group established to develop agricultural investments with environmental dividends. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Land Economics) and also holds a Master of Sustainability and his PhD thesis examining the integration of natural capital accounting into agricultural decision making has been approved.
Tom Powell Jersey based - Over 20 years experience in commodities trading and alternative investments Tom has a strong focus on ESG related investments. He chairs the Jersey Funds Association subcommittee on ESG and is a member of the Jersey Sustainable Finance Steering Committee. Educated in France, Italy and the UK with BA (Hons) and Maîtrise (Masters) in European Business and International Commerce.
David Kirby VIC Based - Almost 20 years as a portfolio manager, in both Australia and the United Kingdom, of the world’s largest provider of mutual funds and second largest provider of ETFs. David co-managed global and European equity portfolios in excess of US$80 billion and traded US$50m-$200m per day. He launched 14 commercially viable products that have grown to US$77 billion in value. David also spent almost 9 years as an EMEA Regional Advisory Committee Member for FTSE Russell.
"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." and "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."