MainStream Economics and Policy began operating in 2011. Their team has qualifications in economics, business, agricultural science, ecology, social sciences, and editing, publishing and writing.
They operate a professional, but flexible, working environment. Most of their team hold part-time positions with academic institutions as well as working with MainStream. This allows their team opportunities to undertake long-term academic research as well as shorter-term strategic assignments. They believe this balance enhances the practical application of their academic pursuits and the robustness of the consulting and contracting work.
All projects are managed by their Principal (Jim Binney) who is the key conduit between their team and their clients.
MainStream is highly flexible in their approach to working with other technical experts and their clients. Approximately half of their work is undertaken as joint projects with other professional groups including scientists, engineers, and planners. They often work in-house for clients to provide specialist technical inputs as well as undertaking more formal consulting assignments.
Financially, they operate as a not-for-profit business, where 95% of contracting and consulting fees earned are paid to the team member who undertakes the work, while the remainder is retained to cover overheads (insurances, office rent etc.).
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