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Seventythree is a management consulting firm operating at the nexus of the energy, natural resource, land-use and industrial sectors of developing and emerging markets and economies.

Seventythree provides a range of advisory and management services to private sector clients, governments, NGOs and philanthropists – ranging from the macro policy level to the factory or farm level. Seventy Three Pte.Ltd. is based in Singapore, with the capacity to execute projects in Asia, Africa and Europe

Seventythree believes that continued improvement in human flourishing can best take place when systems of production and distribution are designed transparently and fairly; and whereby all forms of capital are considered and valued; including human, manufactured, financial, and natural capital.

Seventythree’s mission is to prove the case, with theory, evidence and demonstration, that respecting natural capital in the pursuit of profit and prosperity is a pre-condition for long-term sustainable development.

Path

Toward equitable development

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134%
Increase in smallholder maize yield when intercropping with trees in West Africa1
15
hundred million hectares of lost or degraded forest lands worldwide with opportunities for restoration as forests, woodlots, or agroforestry2
5
million hectares of forest removed from planned deforestation and degradation in the Papua Province Spatial Plan (2014)
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committed to human flourishing through preservation of natural capital
1. Dewees, P. et al. (2011), ‘Investing in Trees and Landscape Restoration in Africa: What, Where, and How’, PROFOR, Washington DC
2. Buss, C and Elson, D. (2011) ‘Opportunities And Constraints For Investing In Forests And Trees In Landscapes’, PROFOR, Washington DC

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action

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Seventythree was founded by Dominic Elson, Matthias Rhein and Adrian Wells, who between them have extensive senior experience in public policy advice, economic development and investment.

Dominic Elson

Dominic Elson

Chief
Matthias Rhein

Matthias Rhein

Principal
Adrian Wells

Adrian Wells

Principal

In addition to the three founders, Seventythree works closely with a number of consultants and sub-contractors.

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Seventythree is currently involved in a number of projects in Asia and Africa:

Delivering a proven curriculum that improves local government planning and service delivery

Bold analysis and fresh perspectives on economics and politics in emerging and developing economies

Due diligence of energy investments in Southeast Asia for a US investment fund

Empowering rural communities to take command of development planning

Developing economic scenarios for land use planning in West Africa

Design and development of community businesses in Marine Protected Areas

Designing investment models for landscape restoration for World Bank and IUCN

Working with rural entrepreneurs in Indonesia to formulate business plans and attract investment

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If you would like to discuss a project with us,
please do get in touch.

To find out more about the skills and experience of the founders, connect via LinkedIn.

In the meantime, follow our occasional thought-provoking updates on Twitter.

We are always keen to meet freelance consultants who are interested in working with us.

To be a good fit with Seventythree, you are likely to have had an unconventional career path, and harboured heretical notions about economics, politics and the environment. You may be looking for a way to reignite your passion for development and justice, and apply your talents to work that gets results. If you recognise this description, then please send us your CV.

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Intuition. Analysis.
New ways of looking at systems.

You will not find reductionism or easy answers at Seventythree, but you will find debate. We enjoy sharing ideas, facts and stories that illuminate the pathway to possible solutions.
We try to WORK OUT LOUD.
Scan our twitter stream of consciousness, read our occasional news articles or delve into our publication archive to learn more about the Seventythree world view.


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Lessons from the East: New report from Seventythree launched in London

Lessons from the East: New report from Seventythree launched in London

Feb 08 2015

At a launch event at the Royal Society in London on 4th February, the Rights and Resources Initiative launched a new report…

“Zero Deforestation” reveals the dark side of dark green

“Zero Deforestation” reveals the dark side of dark green

Jan 20 2015

The recent spat between two giants of greenery, Jonathan Porritt and Tony Juniper, reveals a positive change in the way the environmental…

The Great REDD+ Perpetual Motion Machine

The Great REDD+ Perpetual Motion Machine

Jul 11 2013

Image by Don Pezzano Redd-Monitor, the excellent resource on all matters pertaining to REDD+, recently published a satirical critique of REDD, a…

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Guide to investing in locally controlled forestry

Guide to investing in locally controlled forestry

Rethinking investment in locally controlled forestry

Rethinking investment in locally controlled forestry

Civic Engagement and Accountability

Civic Engagement and Accountability

An Economic Case for Tenure Reform in Indonesia’s Forests

An Economic Case for Tenure Reform in Indonesia’s Forests

Large acquisition of rights on forest lands for tropical timber concessions…

Large acquisition of rights on forest lands for tropical timber concessions…

Industrial Oil Palm Development: Liberia’s Path to Sustained Economic Development… ?

Industrial Oil Palm Development: Liberia’s Path to Sustained Economic Development… ?

Twenty Years of Impact Tracking

Twenty Years of Impact Tracking

Strengthening the capacity of local entrepreneurs in Raja Ampat

Strengthening the capacity of local entrepreneurs in Raja Ampat

Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Shift to a Low Carbon Economy in the Land Use Sector…

Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Shift to a Low Carbon Economy in the Land Use Sector…

Public Goods and Private Rights: the Illegal Logging Debate and the Rights of the Poor

Public Goods and Private Rights: the Illegal Logging Debate and the Rights of the Poor

Forest Governance, Markets and Trade: Implications for Sustainability and Livelihoods

Forest Governance, Markets and Trade: Implications for Sustainability and Livelihoods

Opportunities and constraints for investing in forests and trees in landscapes

Opportunities and constraints for investing in forests and trees in landscapes

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