About

Real evidence. Independent insight. Impact for good.

Proudly independent, we explore and create solutions to social, economic and environmental issues that impact communities across Australia and overseas. With evidence and insight, we help public and private sector leaders make informed decisions and shape sustainable places, communities and economies.

Why we work

We have many awards, but that’s not why we work. A certified B Corp, we are part of a global movement of people using business as a force for good in the world. We work first and foremost for the public interest and aspire to provide Australia’s best independent policy advice.

Who we are

Exploring and creating solutions to complex issues is no simple task. But we’re committed to the challenge.

We are a cohesive team of economists, planners, mathematicians, researchers and spatial analysts from a diverse mix of public agency, private consultancy and business backgrounds. As a team, we are driven by a collective desire to shape a more equitable, prosperous and sustainable world.

How we work

The way we work is different. Our values are the reason we are in business and our purpose-driven structure puts people rather than profits first.

We don’t have formal departments. Instead, we form agile teams to thoroughly research, analyse and create real-world solutions with our clients. Also important is our commitment to helping our clients develop their own skill and capability.

To have more impact, we challenge conventional thinking and seek to develop new ways of solving problems. We invest in innovation and self-funded research and development. As digital leaders, we use advancing technology and digital tools to make complex data both meaningful and straightforward.

Who we work with

We work with people who shape places, communities and economies including all tiers of government, universities, peak bodies, not-for-profit organisations, the development industry and other private businesses across more than twelve sectors including housing, transport, education, environment and health.

What we do

Our diverse services intersect across the public policy decision-making process: research and analysis, planning and strategy, policy and governance, appraisal and evaluation and data and spatial analytics.