Cress Consulting is Hydroflux’s in-house sustainability consultant. Our mission is clear: to empower communities with the tools and strategies they need to thrive in the face of ever evolving challenges.
What We Do
Our expertise spans a broad spectrum, from enhancing climate resilience and promoting water stewardship to developing robust sustainability strategies. We also specialise in comprehensive ESG reporting and precise carbon accounting, ensuring you have a clear picture of your environmental impact.
Why It Matters
In a world where climate change and water scarcity pose pressing threats, we firmly believe that proactive measures are the key to creating enduring, sustainable communities. By addressing these challenges head-on, we lay the foundation for a future that is both climate resilient and sustainable.
We firmly believe in providing continuous support to municipalities, industries, and the community. We prioritise close collaboration with our clients to deliver tailored and sustainable solutions. Your unique needs and aspirations form the bedrock of our work, ensuring our strategies are practical, effective and aligned with your vision.
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Cress is dedicated to supporting the unique climate challenges faced by this region. Understanding climate risks that impact you is critical to secure a resilient, sustainable future.
The Pacific Islands are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and changing rainfall patterns pose significant risks to communities, ecosystems, and economies. At Cress, we understand these local challenges and offer tailored solutions to help you navigate climate risks.
Utilising best practice risk frameworks, consideration to historical climate data, projected climate scenarios and applying our local knowledge, we work closely with closely with our clients to complete comprehensive assessments of vulnerability to climate change impacts.
Our assessments inform the development of strategies that specifically address climate risks on your operations, assets, people and communities. Our expertise ensures that your adaptation and resilience efforts are grounded in accurate and actionable information, empowering you to make informed decisions and effectively manage climate-related risks.
Our team goes beyond assessment and planning. We offer capacity building programs to enhance understanding of climate risks and build local expertise. Our training workshops equip decision-makers with the knowledge and tools to integrate climate resilience into policy frameworks, infrastructure development, and disaster preparedness strategies.
Further, we also support ongoing monitoring and review of adaptation measures. Climate risks are dynamic and evolving, and our team ensures that your strategies remain relevant and adaptable in the face of changing circumstances.
As climate experts, Cress is well placed to support you in proactively managing climate risks and building resilient communities.
Cress aims to empower businesses in the Pacific to sustainably manage our water resource, through measuring its social, economic & environmental impacts.
Businesses and communities in the Pacific rely on freshwater resources for livelihoods, agriculture, tourism and cultural practices. The region faces challenges such as increasing water scarcity, changing rainfall patterns, saltwater intrusion and poor sanitation and hygiene. Water Stewardship has an important role to play in progressing water challenges in the region.
Water stewardship moves beyond water efficiency, focusing on collaborative knowledge building to improve the way the water your business relies on is managed. Achieving socially and culturally equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically beneficial water use is a stakeholder-inclusive process encompassing site and catchment-based actions.
As water stewardship practitioners, Cress can assist you to:
- Understand water use, risks, impacts and opportunities at a site and catchment level.
- Develop a water stewardship plan that includes actionable steps and clear responsibilities for improved water management.
- Implement the plan and improve water impacts through targeted measures.
- Evaluate actions taken and revise the plan for ongoing continuous improvement.
- Communicate your water actions transparently and foster collaboration with stakeholders.
Further, we offer capacity building programs and engage with stakeholders to provide expertise, share innovative solutions and best practices. Collaboration is key to effective water stewardship and ensuring we collectively address water challenges and promote sustainable water use.
Together, these steps work to deliver sustainable water outcomes at a site and catchment level:
By achieving these water outcomes, your business is actively contributing to delivering on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water and Sanitation for all by 2030.
As an experienced water stewardship credentialed specialist, Cress can help you determine the next step in protecting our vital water resources and building a sustainable water future.
Designing and implementing sustainability strategies that maintain profitability and reduce risk can help you achieve a more sustainable, secure future.
Cress can help you identify pathways, applying bright, practical, and pragmatic solutions that help you to continue to grow in a changing and increasingly challenging environment. We identify sustainability risks material to your business and important to your stakeholders, design risk reduction strategies and uncover opportunities for sustainable growth.
As sustainability specialists, Cress can assist you to develop a tailored sustainability strategy that aligns your sustainability values with business operations, fosters innovation, mitigates risk and contributes to a more sustainable and resilient future.
Cress can support your organisation to strengthen action towards global frameworks including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Applying best practice frameworks, engaging stakeholders, mapping current actions and identifying effective measures, we provide tailored sustainability strategies that meet your business needs.
As sustainability consultants, Cress is well placed to help you uncover opportunities for sustainable growth.
Incorporating the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects of conducting business into corporate reporting cycles is becoming an essential accompaniment to financial and organisational performance measures. Attention, and pressure from investors, customers, employees and interested stakeholders on ESG issues continues to rise as organisations reassess the way they operate and communicate.
Cress helps organisations navigate the evolving landscape of sustainability reporting, enhance ESG performance, and communicate sustainability initiatives effectively. ESG reporting goes beyond traditional financial reporting by capturing the broader impacts and risks associated with environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and corporate governance. At Cress, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by Pacific businesses and offer tailored ESG reporting services that align with global frameworks and best practices.
To develop an effective ESG strategy, Cress undertakes a materiality assessment to identify the ESG topics that are most likely to impact the business, as shown below.
This assessment will help your business to focus on the areas of ESG that are most material to its operations. Cress also assesses issues important to stakeholders, conducts an analysis of the ESG performance of industry competitors, allowing for benchmarking to drive continuous improvement.
In the Pacific, where environmental and social challenges are particularly significant, ESG reporting plays a crucial role in promoting sustainability, driving responsible business practices, and attracting investments that align with sustainable development goals. By implementing ESG reporting, the Pacific region can meet stakeholder expectations, enhance reputation, increase access to funding, help address regional challenges and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future.
As sustainability consultants, we can help you to develop your ESG reporting strategy to help secure a resilient, sustainable future.
Cress helps businesses accurately measure, manage, and reduce their carbon emissions. With our expertise, your organisation can take meaningful action towards achieving carbon reduction goals.
As the global community addresses the urgent need to combat climate change, understanding and accounting for carbon emissions has become a large focus. Cress offers tailored carbon accounting services that align with international standards and methodologies, enabling businesses to accurately assess their carbon emissions and identify opportunities for emissions reduction.
Cress can support your business to identify emission sources, determine emissions hotspots, and pinpoint areas for improvement. By quantifying emissions, businesses can set ambitious decarbonisation targets and track progress over time, contributing to the overall effort of mitigating climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy.
We can support you to purchase carbon credits to offset emissions that cannot be eliminated to achieve net zero. We also assist our clients to monitor, report and communicate carbon emissions and reductions.
Carbon accounting offers many tangible benefits:
- Identifies areas for cost savings
- Improves environmental performance
- Enhances reputation
- Identifies innovative opportunities
- Aligns with international commitments
- Attracts investments in low-carbon projects and initiatives
- Provides credibility and transparency to projects seeking funding
As carbon experts, Cress is well placed to support your business understanding and reducing carbon emissions.