We're an employee-owned business and certified B Corp serious about shaping more sustainable places, communities and economies.

Alison Holloway, Chief Executive Officer

SGS Economics and Planning Feb24 0024
B Corporation

We are part of a global movement of people working for an equitable and prosperous world.

What we do

Think deeply

Act ethically

Learn collaboratively

Believe wholeheartedly

Share openly

What we don't do

Cause harm

Lose integrity

Behave badly

Stay silent

Think negatively

Our Services

How we help our clients.

About SGS Economics & Planning

Our values and how we work.

Who we are

Who we work with and how we work
SGS Economics and Planning Purpose3

An urban and public policy consultancy and certified B Corp, we work so that all Australians can benefit from equitable and sustainable cities and regions. Our evidence-based insights help understand how places and economies function, assess what projects and programs work, and plan future places and precincts.

Why we work

We have many awards, but that’s not why we work. We work for the public interest and aspire to provide Australia’s best independent policy advice.

Who we are

We are a cohesive team of economists, planners, mathematicians, researchers and spatial analysts from a diverse mix of public agency, private consultancy and business backgrounds.

How we work

The way we work is different. We don’t have formal departments. Instead, we form agile teams to thoroughly research, analyse and create solutions. We also hold workshops, courses and presentations to share knowledge and skills collaboratively. To have more impact, we challenge conventional thinking. We invest in innovation and self-funded research and development. As digital leaders, we use advancing technology and digital tools to make complex data both meaningful and straightforward.

Who we work with

We work with people who shape places, communities and economies across Federal, state and local government, universities, peak bodies, co-operatives and mutual organisations, not-for-profit organisations, the development industry and other private businesses and consultancies.

Our mission

Our mission is the reason we work
SGS Economics and Planning mission and code of ethics

Our mission

Our mission is to shape policy and investment decisions to achieve sustainable places, communities and economies. We work for the public interest and aspire to provide Australia’s best independent policy advice.

To help achieve our mission, we follow five overarching principles:

  • Integrity
  • Competency and due diligence
  • Leadership
  • Sustainability, and
  • Honesty.

Our values

Values support our commitment to social good
SGS Economics and Planning Values

Our values

Our commitment to social good is woven into the fabric of our culture. Our employee-owned business structure supports our purpose which means we can apply our very best thinking to solving social, economic and environmental issues. We reinvest our profit into the future sustainability of our business, developing our team and solving pressing policy issues.

We inspire
We are committed and passionate about creating a better future.
We are transparent and open and act with integrity and respect.
We find ways to share ideas internally and externally.

We amplify knowledge
We create and seek out leading ideas, methods, and insights with our team, clients and industry partners.
We strive for innovation across theory and practice.
We engage with universities and professional bodies.

We collaborate
We work closely with clients to understand and respond to their needs, and we learn together.
We are generous with our time and are willing to help each other.
We value the contributions of all team members and genuinely want them to thrive professionally and personally.

We prioritise quality
We apply our best teams and thinking to work with clients on their problems and policy questions.
We base our advice on evidence and add value and insights with new data and analytics.

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