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Tonkin + Taylor’s Advisory Services team is committed to leaving a positive impact on our world. Our team stays up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices to ensure our advice is future-focused for our communities, clients, and the environment. With our finger on the pulse of global and local change, we provide our clients with the expertise they need to make informed decisions.

We believe in creating a culturally responsive, resilient, and sustainable world. Our Advisory Services can help you achieve your community, organisational, project and product goals.

We offer a range of Advisory services, including sustainability policy and strategy development, cultural/iwi partnership, stakeholder engagement, carbon accounting and management, circular economy & resource recovery, project sustainability ratings such as Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) ratings, and Environmental Choice (ECNZ).

Our Advisory Services team works closely with our wider technical specialists, who can support with expertise in noise and acoustics, air quality, ecology and biodiversity, contaminated land, transport planning, planning and more.

We have proven Advisory Services experience with private and public organisations across New Zealand, Australia, and the Asia-Pacific region, and is committed to delivering exceptional results.


  • Development of sustainability policies and goals
  • Materiality assessments, including stakeholder and staff engagement and surveys
  • Sustainability strategies and plans, including targets, actions and metrics
  • Project sustainability ratings such as the “Infrastructure Sustainability” (IS) rating
  • Environmental and sustainability management systems
  • Environmental Choice (ECNZ) – assurance, verification, and sustainability disclosures
  • Climate related financial disclosures (including scenario planning, physical & transition risk assessments) to meet XRB requirements such as NZ CS1
  • Climate change risk assessments for public and private sector
  • Adaptation planning, including:
  • Adaptation frameworks, adaptation strategy, loss and damage, monitoring and evaluation
  • Climate adaptation planning under the Green Building Council credit
  • Waste strategy, including waste assessments and waste minimisation and management plans
  • Organic waste material management
  • Feasibility and multi-criteria assessments for various waste streams
  • Waste management and recycling systems
  • Cost modelling and economic analysis
  • Waste audits
  • Greenhouse gas emissions inventory/carbon footprints – for communities, organisations, projects and products, including advice on carbon reduction schemes and auditing (to ISO 14064 and GHG protocol)
  • Scope 3 estimation and calculation
  • Support with setting and implementing science based targets
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reductions strategy and plans, including marginal abatement cost curves and analysis, development of emissions reduction scenarios
  • Staff and project team workshops and engagement to develop low carbon processes, systems and products and to help create buy-in into emissions reduction programmes
  • Carbon budgeting and carbon pricing
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Engagement plans
  • Communications management
  • Cultural Values Assessments
  • Asset management strategy development
  • Asset management plan implementation and development
  • Lifecycle modelling and planning

Recent Projects

Ecolabelling – Eco Choice Aotearoa

Ecolabelling – Eco Choice Aotearoa

National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA)

National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA)

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