Sean Weaver

AuthorSean Weaver

Sean Weaver is Executive Director of the rainforest carbon business Ekos. He is an expert in environmental financing, rainforest carbon, and the voluntary carbon market. He is pioneering market-based models for conservation in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He works with businesses, forest-owning communities, governments, universities and multilateral banks.

Hawke’s Bay Climate Change Resilience Programme – An ambitious and innovative climate policy framework

Climate finance entrepreneur and Ekos Executive Director Sean Weaver unveils his recent work for Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, to provide a framework for the climate change element of their next Long-Term Plan. Sean says Councillors invited him to not hold back, be ambitious, and strategic. They also asked for an investment plan on how to finance it. The result is a landmark report on climate...

Ekos – New Kid On The Carbon Block

The cost of carbon neutrality can sometimes pose a barrier to sustainability leadership in the transition to a low carbon economy. Only a few businesses are willing or able to absorb high carbon management costs. This can happen when high fees are charged for consulting services, membership and certification charges. This can mean that only a minority of the bill is actually being spent on...

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