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Sapere’s report to APEC’s Economic Committee well received

Structural Reform and a Green Recovery from Economic Shocks The APEC Economic Policy Report 2022 on “Structural Reform and a Green Recovery from Economic Shocks” prepared by a Sapere team led by Veronica Jacobsen, seeks to begin a discussion among APEC members about how structural reform policies, which are aimed at improving the conditions for

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The cost of consenting infrastructure projects in New Zealand

Te Waihanga / New Zealand Infrastructure Commission has published Sapere’s landmark study into the costs of consenting infrastructure projects under the Resource Management Act (RMA), a project that involved undertaking interviews and financial analysis on 186 infrastructure projects and international benchmarking. Our team’s conclusions? The RMA imposes significant costs on infrastructure developers (a median 5.5%

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Dr Veronica Jacobsen joins Sapere

Sapere Research Group is delighted to welcome Dr Veronica Jacobsen as a Director, to our growing Wellington team. Veronica recently stepped down from a distinguished career in the NZ public service, most recently as Policy Director at the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (MBIE). She has previously held senior roles at the NZ Treasury,

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Sapere Forensic partner of “Arbitration in the new normal” conference

Sapere Forensic was a proud partner of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration / CIArb Australia International Arbitration Conference, “Bridging the distance: Arbitration in the new normal”. Read more about our international arbitration services: https://srgexpert.com/our-services/international-arbitration/ Read more about our forensic accounting services: https://srgexpert.com/our-services/forensic-accounting-damages/

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Sapere Forensic expands team with international appointment

August 2020 – Sapere Forensic welcomes James Searby to our Australian practice. James has extensive experience assessing complex damages in high-value international arbitration and litigation cases, including alleged expropriation, breach of contract, patent infringement and shareholder disputes. He has previously worked for LECG and FTI Consulting, where he led their International Arbitration practice in the

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Tribute to Jo Esplin

Sapere directors and staff are deeply saddened by the recent death of our colleague and friend, Jo Esplin. Jo joined Sapere in 2012, and in her role as Principal Consultant she worked in the areas of health care, disability support services and the health of older people. While Jo was known for her work with

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Sapere analysis demonstrates benefits of wilding pine programme

18 May 2020 – Wilding conifers are a serious pest in New Zealand. They reduce the productivity of primary industries and damage the environmental values that New Zealand is renowned for. They have the potential to cost the New Zealand economy billions of dollars if their spread is not dealt with. In 2018, Sapere was

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We are here. We can help.

The Sapere team is ready to help with analysis and decision-making support during this challenging period. We are available by email, phone and video conference. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if there is anything we can assist with. Above all, we hope that you and your families are safe and well.

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Sapere expert presents at ocean finance conference

15 Nov 2019: Sally Wyatt, a Principal at Sapere, presented yesterday at the Pacific Ocean Finance Conference in Fiji. Ocean finance is generating, investing, aligning and accounting for private investments in ocean health. The conference brought together global conservation investment experts with Pacific voices.  The conference participants exchanged experiences, new ideas, and research in all aspects

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What new whistleblowing laws mean for HR

June 2019 – Amended whistleblower laws come into effect in Australia on 1 July. In this article for the Australian HR Institute, Gary Gill, Head of Investigations at Sapere Forensic, looks at what they mean for HR professionals.   Reproduced with permission.

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