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SEVENTYTHREE IS A FIRM OF ANALYSTS, BUSINESS DEVELOPERS AND DEVELOPMENT EDUCATORS. WE CREATE ECONOMIES AND BUSINESS MODELS THAT ARE PRODUCTIVE, FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE. WE SHAPE THE PARADIGMS, THE INSTITUTIONS AND THE LEADERSHIP THAT MAKE THESE THINGS POSSIBLE.

Seventythree works in the energy, marine, land use and industrial sectors. We deliver a unique blend of advisory and training services to business clients, governments, community-based organisations and philanthropists. We work at the macro policy, factory and farm level. Seventy Three Pte.Ltd. is based in Singapore, with the capacity to execute projects globally.

Our goal is to reveal and demonstrate the different ways in which economics needs to change if it is to sustain human flourishing. This goal responds to ever-greater inequality, resource scarcity and environmental decline. Faced with these challenges, economic dogma is dangerously static.

Our approach is rooted in an understanding of the ecological limits to economic activity, not as a fixed barrier, but as a complex, dynamic system which economics must operate within, and continually adapt to, for society to remain productive and resilient.

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Path

Toward equitable development

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Point

760%
Growth in number of community-owned homestays in Raja Ampat since 2012
2000
Kilograms per hectare cocoa bean production by Papuan farmers when they set up their own ‘Cacao Village Centre’, a 5-fold increase in net income
2%
Share of GDP by palm oil production in Indonesia, same as the GDP share of the restaurant sector
73
committed to human flourishing through preservation of natural capital


Not everything that is faced can be changed,
but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

– James Baldwin –

Primes

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.

How do we see the world?

PLAN

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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PULSE

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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Seventythree and the Raja Ampat Homestay Association: How communities in Raja Ampat are shaping their world.

Seventythree and the Raja Ampat Homestay Association: How communities in Raja Ampat are shaping their world.

Mar 03 2016

“I was an illegal logger. I brought all [these] investors here to log the forest. Then I discovered this homestay business and…

Environmental Monitoring in Raja Ampat

Environmental Monitoring in Raja Ampat

Dec 12 2015

Seventythree is working with Starling Resources, and other partners, as part of the project to ensure the political, social and economic sustainability…

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…

PUBLISH

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

Contact Seventythree

 80 Raffles Place, #16-20 UOB Plaza 2, Singapore 048624

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