We have developed a proprietary innovations framework that operates at the nexus of financial, ecological & behavioural economics, planetary systems and global sustainability. It's our Theory of Systems Change.
This framework, defined in our Blueprint, is called
The Environmental Impact Nursery® (TEIN)
TEIN Innovation Thesis
Part of our Theory of Systems Change follows a linear path.
We identify and study a large scale environmental problem, we set a goal then develop a solution using the best science. We then build a business model and fund this internally, through the "valley of death". The next step is to develop an investment structure around it and create environmental impact products for institutional investors to scale and mainstream the environmental solution.
Ultimately, we provide long term, early stage risk capital to achieve our goal, otherwise known as "the moonshot". We only invest externally if it helps to achieve our particular goal.
Within The Environmental Impact Nursery® (TEIN) we have 7 investment themes, 3 selection criteria and a Critical Litmus Test, that together, eliminate greenwashing and mission drift. Our 7 investment themes are:
Environmental Markets & Services = Market Based Solutions
Remediation & Management of Natural Capital = Environmental stability
Asset Recovery & Recycling = Circular economy
Clean Technology & Efficiency = Clean planet
Agribusiness & Natural Capital = Regenerative economy
Green Chemistry & Materials Science = Bio products
Education & Media = Generational change
Our core business is Market Based Solutions, which funds our passion for
Environmental Stability. The other four themes help us achieve our goals in these two main areas.
Market Based Solutions
Market Based Solutions is our core business and our financial engine.
We have developed a unique market based solution model where we use forms of natural capital to fund a local TEIN.
We use a defined form of natural capital (gold deposit, forest, water catchment, etc) to develop a suite of natural capital based investment products. This can include minerals, carbon, biodiversity, water, ecosystem services, etc
Our Jersey based managed fund brings in investors to acquire all the investment products within that product group.
This model is especially relevant for lifting the standard of living for First Nations Peoples in remote areas.
A disruptive model to generate revenue from a gold resource in the ground rather than mining it.
Goal: to decarbonise the global gold industry and eliminate 4 trillion tonnes of solid waste & save 850 Gigatonnes of water per annum
Progress: Modelled 15 million ounces of gold deposits globally, and taking this company to market
A conservation and rewilding model funded through natural capital market based solutions
Goal: to demonstrate a new economic model for forests, especially as a way to lift the standard of living for First Nations Peoples in developing countries
Progress: currently working on a 504,000 hectare project in Papua New Guinea
A river remediation model funded through various forms of natural capital
Goal: to demonstrate a new economic model to holistically remediate large rivers so the private sector can create a multi-trillion dollar industry
Progress: currently working on one of the world's worst polluted waterways with a catchment of 15,486 square kilometres and an estuary sediment remediation project of 8.5 million cubic metres.
We also have a growing pipeline of environmental solutions, business models and investments coming through