Sound decision-making

All decisions are based on the best information available. Our ethos is to make sure people are able to use the information they have and are not basing their actions on hearsay.

Some of our work touches areas where different groups have conflicting values and opposing views. If people come to an issue with emotional arguments, they’re never going to align. We’ve found that providing information has been really constructive for bringing people together and providing a basis for moving forward.

One example is risk analysis – it’s about being able to look at the uncertainties and take a broad view across a whole issue. By putting everything in an analysis framework you can address all the issues systematically, then focus on the areas where there is evidence of a problem.