The combined company, which will operate under the Edge brand, will add further capacity and geographical reach to our already market-leading sustainability practice. Edge’s expertise in sustainability strategy, life cycle assessment, climate risk, sustainable procurement and circular economy will be bolstered by Seed’s long experience in sustainable food and agriculture, natural resource management, local government sustainability and climate adaptation.
“The sustainability agenda has grown rapidly over the last 11 years, since Edge came into being. Over that time, we’ve built a reputation for innovative and evidence-based sustainability strategies and solutions. But the last 12 months – with the emergence of things like the TCFD and increased public concern about issues such as climate change – has seen a step-change in the level of activity and ambition in the market”, says our CEO Jonas Bengtsson.
“Bringing Seed into the Edge family ensures that we are even better placed to support our clients as they respond to these drivers and rapidly transition to more sustainable business models. That includes working in both traditionally strong markets such as property and infrastructure, as well as fast-developing areas within our business such as food and retail.”
The addition of Seed will see our team grow to over 30 dedicated sustainability professionals, all with a strong commitment to the company’s mission.
“From the moment we started to work in collaboration with Edge, we knew that there was a close alignment between the two companies’ passion, values and approach. We’re both active members of the BCorp community, and each company has dedicated itself to seeking out and working on projects that shift the dial on sustainability, going beyond mere compliance” adds Dr Mark Siebentritt, our new South Australia Director for Edge.
“Stronger than the sum of our parts, we’re also now better placed than ever to extend our reach, both within Australia and into new markets overseas.”
If you’d like to meet with us and hear about our new team and capabilities, please contact us.