Alistair Dermer

Alistair Dermer


Certified Social Enterprise

Since establishment in 2012, Conservation Management has been working towards certification as a Social Enterprise.

Now in 2018 we have achieved our goal and are certified as a Social Enterprise by Social Traders Australia.

Operating as a Social Enterprise pervades all aspects of our work and interactions.

A Social Enterprise is an organisation that applies commercial strategies to maximise improvements in human and environmental well-being rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders.

In practice this means that we take a ‘values-based’ approach to all interactions:

  1. Are committed to maximising improvements in human and environmental well-being;
  2. Earn our income from commercial strategies; and
  3. Preference the use of profits to support our purpose (70%), above profit for external shareholders (30%).

Our Purpose

"We help people to manage landscapes to be healthier by connecting, people, projects and places, using practical adaptive management and collaboration tools" 

We believe that positive conservation impact comes from people actively managing natural resources, which in turn helps the communities that live within that landscape. 

“I believe the changes we create for people makes a real difference, through our work we see people making changes that improve their lives and I want to keep seeing that.” Stuart Cowell - Director

“Our work makes me happy to get up in the morning, I feel we make a difference in people’s lives and landscapes. I really enjoy working with first nations people and that’s what inspires me.” David Whitelaw - Director

“Being driven by passion and not profit feels right.  Our passion is to support people and communities from diverse landscapes and cultures to make their landscapes healthier, what an awesome job”.  Alistair Dermer - Director

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