Expertise

Each and every project that Probus undertakes is unique and requires differing skill sets, we are not an Inspection Agency or Environmental Auditors although we carry out those roles frequently as part of our overall product offering.

Probus is able to collate the required technical expertise quickly and at fixed cost, wherever the Project may be based it is likely that we have experience within that country.

Please see some examples below:

Environmental Standards

Complex Projects

Interim Project Management

Financial Competency

Complex Projects

Probus Sigma has a well established and successful track record in the ability to quickly understand complex problems and/or Projects related to environmental standards development and their funding, technical authorship and deployment.

During the last ten years Probus has played a significant role in most of the major global environmental/sustainable standards in use today. Forestry, Fishing, Carbon, Social Standards, as importantly, Probus has taken the empirical research knowledge gained during these years and created a significant and unique knowledge bank of data which when quantatively analysed has proved invaluable to both small and large scale standard developers. This empirical knowledge bank also provides the basis for environmental investment risk research; however the most dicult area of risk analysis in large and small scale project investment lays within the quantification of qualitative data. This problem is addressed via the Probus Neural Finance (please see IQ & EQ) research programme.

Probus has on many occasions, devised technical and holistic solutions for a range of well known standards, often Senior Probus Management have been seconded to large scale, complex projects such as the development of VCS & IETA, Probus has supplied the administrative support and over a period built the product on time and on budget, all on a fixed price basis.

The neutrality and independence of Probus plays a significant role in our ability to avoid conflict of interest, our long term relationships with the NGO sector reflects trust and knowledge that Probus is not aligned with any special interest group.

Below is a recent quote from a client (VCS) who in just 18 months from launch became the leading Global Voluntary Carbon Standard.

Jerry Seager, Programme Manager
VCS Association

“Probus Sigma has been a first-rate partner: their deep knowledge and experience of environmental standards, together with the technical expertise and dedication of their team, have been invaluable to VCS Association.”

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Financial Competency

Along with the core competencies within the environmental risk sector and joint research and product development agreements with established regulated City of London investment experts, several of our consultants have worked for many years within the City of London and other financial markets and fully understand the increasing importance of the Environmental, Social Justice and Governance (ESG) aspects of risk management.

Crucially, they recognise the need to match the aspirations and influence of the growing NGO sector with the realities of maintaining corporate competitive edge. Often new large scale complex projects are entirely outsourced to Probus. This provides investor confidence and ensures that the project is delivered on time and within budget.

Our advisors and consultants are equipped to deliver profitable and sustainable solutions by integrating ESG compliance into the fund management process or working with accounting and legal teams to assess Climate Change based contingent liabilities within mergers and acquisitions.

Interim Project Management

Probus Sigma has a tried and tested history of providing highly qualified and experienced advisors and consultants for senior interim management posts.

All our Interim Managers have long term senior commercial experience; several have held important high profile posts within the GHG Industry and the wider Environmental Standards Industry. Now a growing part of our business, the provision of executive level interim management and specialised Supervisory Board and Panel of Experts Members.

This has proved especially beneficial to VCS, PEFC and several other large scale Standards.

The world of environmental/sustainability standards, investment and compliance is moving rapidly. Our clients often need to move just as quickly. Funding can also be an issue but with a well proven Interim Manager in place, funders are more likely to invest.

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