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By on February 5, 2021

How We Serve

 

 

We Provide Solutions Across the Suite of Ecosystem Services

 

Profit, good business practice, and environmental stewardship can align. Creekbank Associates advises on the policy, science and markets associated with environmental asset values within the context of corporate profit motive and public commitment. Through our multi-disciplinary approach, we ​guide the progress that ​realty ​asset​ and ​product managers ​seek​ ​to​ advanc​e​ the adoption, implementation, and promotion of nature-based solutions (NBS) within their portfolios.

 

What are Nature Based Solutions?

Nature-based solutions (NBS) reflect the commitment of corporate sustainability goals toward stewardship, social, cultural, resource, and environmental responsibility. They do not supplant regulatory compliance requirements but can precipitate innovative problem solving while generating environmental and social value for the company. NBS are value-additive and prioritized and can integrate into existing work streams or any stage of impact, including chemical fates.

 

Team Agility: Why Creekbank Shines

  • We have 150+ years of ecosystems expertise applied in private, public, and nonprofit sectors
  • Our consultants come from positions of current, working expertise in their respective fields
  • We work as a team, drawing from our substantial individual backgrounds
  • Each has stewarded successful outcomes for businesses who seek an integrated bottom line through best practices in ecosystem stewardship, regulatory understanding, and assessment metrics
  • Our team is both big picture and small detail capable
  • We are results-focused and process-aware

 

Customized Consulting Services in these Focal Areas:

— Strategic Business and Project Solutions for Ecological & Sustainability Issues

  • Assessment and valuation of environmental assets
    • Methodology development, metrics, and modeling of ecological values for risk, impact, damages, and conservation delivery
  • “No net loss” and “biodiversity net gain” application in the field
  • Scaled solution approaches
    • Tailored strategies that consider varied geographies, assets, partners, and time horizons
  • Cost-outcome analysis
    • Due diligence on the business potential and performance of environmental assets

— Environmental Performance for Compliance & Voluntary Programs

  • Determining business-appropriate performance standards and targets for compliance, voluntary, and corporate sustainability programs
  • Developing effective strategies to meet regulatory compliance requirements
    • Country-specific regulatory framework interpretation, public policy analysis and development, permitting, registrations, agency collaboration and negotiation, litigation support, and enforcement advice
  • Environmental asset performance monitoring and evaluation

— Environmental Mitigation & Restoration

  • Customized solution development and advisory services
  • Environmental offsets market development and credit sales
  • Generating asset revenues (or offsetting compliance costs) through mitigation project development
  • Implementation of preservation, enhancement, and restoration projects

— Stakeholder Engagement Process & Project Management

  • Strategic, multi-stakeholder process coordination
  • Resolving environmental conflicts through stakeholder facilitation, negotiation, strategic partnerships, task force management, and community-based engagement
  • Collaborative consultation and coordination with indigenous communities
  • Science communication, publications, white papers, technical documents, mobile and web-based applications, and public outreach
  • Project development, planning, and oversight

 

Some, But Not All of Our Skills…

  • Integrating environmental regulations with conservation outcomes
  • Scalable local, regional (species range, watersheds) and national metrics
  • Ecological offset costing scenarios for decision-makers
  • Process guidance, facilitation, and stakeholder negotiation
  • Stewardship program development
  • Scalable financing mechanisms for ecological restoration
  • Ecological credits market development and sales
  • Revenue diversification from natural resources assets
  • Natural resources planning and management
  • Environmental law and policy advisement
  • Preliminary landscape analysis
  • Environmental impact and offset assessments
  • Conservation measures for avoiding, minimizing, and offsetting unavoidable residual impacts

Who We Serve

Home & Personal Care Products · Agriculture · Energy · Chemical · Transportation ·Manufacturing · Development · Mining · Restoration · Production Lands

 

Where We Serve

Our combined experience includes projects at localized and ecosystem scales throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.