ISD  Inclusive Sustainable Development 

Specialist Integrated Sustainability Strategy and Evaluation   Practice  

Capability Development, Advisory, Co-design, Facilitation and Thought Leadership
Principal Advisor - Dr Kate Averill (PhD, MBA, PG Dip Evaluation, PG Dip Teaching,  BSc Geography) and Partners
Kia ora and welcome to an integrated Sustainability learning practice and community! 
Supporting people and organisations toward more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development 
Collaborating with stakeholders and aligning values, principles, strategies and actions 
Focused on improving well-being, resilience, and sustainable outcomes and impacts for people, communities, the environment, and the economy 
Using Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) dimensions to plan, measure and report sustainability progress and impacts
Transforming to more inclusive and sustainable development. 
 Thinking globally acting locally     He waka eke noa     We are all in this together



ISD supports businesses, funders, government agencies, NGOs, communities, interventions, sectors and regions to credibly Plan, Measure, Report and Adapt Sustainability and ESG (ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance) progress and impacts. 

A place to share & learn about transforming to more sustainable strategies, behaviour, actions, & impacts

Dr Kate Averill and partners are passionate advocates for more inclusive and sustainable development ‚Äď for people, communities, the environment and the economy. Kate combines her human and physical geography background with strategic planning & evaluation experience.¬†

Kate and her partners emphasise that both theories of change and action are needed to transform approaches, behaviour, & actions for climate change, inclusion, equity, resilience & well-being.  ISD facilitates and supports people and organisations to credibly plan, measure and report Sustainability and ESG progress and impacts using evidence. ISD promotes  using three phases:

(1) collaborate & plan, (2) action & measure,  (3) report & adapt using collaborative processes &  evidence. 

Kate lives in Seddon, a small town in the stunning Awatere Valley, Marlborough. She enjoys gardening and growing vegetables, being outdoors, learning about wine, and contributing to regional activities including Climate Action Marlborough. 

About Dr Kate Averill  MBA PhD 

Principal Sustainability Advisor ‚Äď strategy, research and evaluation¬†

Kate has over 20 years’ practitioner experience in strategic planning, development management, evaluation, and capability building. She has worked extensively in the public and private sectors in New Zealand and internationally supporting inclusive sustainable development for people, the environment, and the economy. Kate has proven expertise and experience in collaborative strategic outcomes development and measurement, co-design, and strategic review at country & sector, regional, thematic, programme, project and intervention levels.

  • PhD. Values-based Evaluative Management. An integrated and adaptive approach to enhance inclusion, development effectiveness, governance, and sustainability. School of People, Planning and the Environment, Massey University, New Zealand, 2021.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Social Sector Evaluation Research, Massey University, New Zealand, 2008.
  • Master of Business Administration (strategic planning and project management), Henley Management College, UK, 2004.
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching,¬†University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1987.
  • Bachelor of Science (physical and human geography, land planning), University of Otago, New Zealand, 1985.