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Compass Advisory Services
Compass and its senior management team have an extensive combined experience in setting up and delivering social and affordable housing services in multiple international jurisdictions. Members of the team also have extensive consultancy and advisory experience in a range of governmental, academic, not-for-profit and business organisations.
We have recently combined this expertise to launch an advisory service that will provide consultancy and advisory services in several key areas.
Agenda 2030 Planning
Agenda 2030 challenges us as organisations to examine the ways that we can contribute to the objectives and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From the largest to the smallest organisations, some simple changes of practice and procedure can assist with achievement of all 17 SDGs. We are able to provide a range of guidance and advisory support services to assist organisations to contribute more effectively to the achievement of the SDGs. These include:
Agenda 2030 Audits review policies, programs and procedures to independently benchmark and verify current impact and influence on SDG achievement. They can also provide audit of potential future organisational SDG alignment of employment and recruitment policy, transport, energy, facilities management and stakeholder relations to determine areas where maximum future gain can be achieved.
A 2030 Strategic Plan can be a stand-alone document, working alongside existing planning frameworks, or it can be integrated to varying degrees, including full integration, in which the SDGs inform the organisation’s key mission and objectives.
A procurement policy which is informed by a ‘future generations‘ perspective is one which asks what the impact is of our current actions are for the future. It encourages procurement with social and environmental objectives to expand our sphere of influence towards achieving the SDGs.
Public Private Partnerships
PPPs have become a standard mechanism for the delivery of public infrastructure, including social housing. From the earliest examples, a range of models have emerged to develop robust and effective partnerships. Compass has experience of both the advantages and challenges of developing, maintaining and evaluating PPPs and is able to objectively advise organisations considering or engaged in a range of partnership models. Expertise includes:
- Government policy and sovereign risk analysis
- Partner capacity assessment
- Risk allocation
- PPP model design or assessment
- Staff training and capacity development
- Monitoring and Evaluation strategies
Deep Place Planning
Achieving equitable and sustainable development
Compass is playing a leading role in promoting, advocating for and implementing the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda in Australia and globally.
To assist us we use the Deep Place method and we are developing it for use throughout Australasia and the Pacific region.
The Deep Place method identifies the uniqueness and key challenges faced at national, regional, city, town or neighbourhood level and creates an Action Plan to achieve the SDGs and the NUA. The method comes from the viewpoint that the greatest asset of any place is its people. Connecting people and place is the starting point to create liveable and inclusive places.
The Deep Place method is a conscious and planned approach that identifies what makes places unique. It identifies their assets and challenges, and the specific combination of opportunities that can revitalise communities to create equitable and sustainable places of constant renewal. It was developed in the context of highly disadvantaged post-industrial communities in Wales, UK and has since been extended with the first Australian study of Muswellbrook, NSW.
Ho Chi Minh City | Homes for one million people every five years
A team from Compass Advisory Services have been engaging with the Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City to find solutions to the city’s challenge to find homes for one million people every five years until 2030.
Following contributions to a September 2019 conference dedicated to this challenge, Professor Dave Adamson, Dr Bernadette Pinnell and Mr Ben Wong delivered a Technical Assistance Workshop in late December to provide international examples of Public Private Partnerships and to explore the advantages and disadvantages of the PPP approach for Ho Chi Minh City.
The team also met separately with senior city officials from a range of departments to inform internal discussions of a draft PPP model for the city.