We believe

business can create a sustainable world

Our mission:

empower people to transform business

with modern management systems

The problems we found

Even businesses in New Zealand, the clean green country, struggle to operate sustainably.
To understand just what the underlying problems were, we spent five years researching the particular barriers business face in operating sustainably. We’ve listed the top barriers here.

  • Businesses’ long term strategies were often not clear or understood.
  • Operational activities are often not linked to strategic direction
  • Formal management systems focus on certification rather than performance
  • Systems often use old formats like paper and spreadsheets that people disliked using
  • Consequently, people don’t understand how their actions impact the people, place, and performance of the business

The solution we developed

Having our mission in mind, we spent the next five years developing a suite of solutions to the above barriers and formed a consulting firm around them. One of the solutions was a software application that helped companies implement and maintain best practice management systems in a modern way. The software was immediately popular.

We soon realised that we could create more impact if other consultancies around the world could use this software with their clients. So we made it our mission to build and provide that software.

Where we are now

We are privileged to work with experts in wide range of business support services who implement and support our software internationally. These include leading consultancies, training organisations, legal firms and auditing bodies.

This means we can focus on developing the most modern management system and ensure that it is effectively configured and implemented to achieve our clients’ goals.

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Management Team

ecoPortal team member for our mission: Dr. Manuel Seidel

Dr. Manuel Seidel
Sales & Implementation Director

Manuel is a health and safety, sustainability and integrated risk management systems expert. Manuel completed his PhD in the implementation of sustainable business practices in New Zealand companies. He has led the successful implementation of ISO 14001, ISO 9001, AS/NZ 4801 and other management system standards in a range of organisations and is a trained auditor. He is on the New Zealand Technical Committee for ISO and is currently involved in the review of changes to ISO standards.

Call: 027 352 8440

Email: manuel@ecoportal.co.nz

ecoPortal team member for our mission: Dr. Richard Cross

Dr. Richard Cross
Technical Director

Richard loves to solve complex problems. His talent has been sought after by a number of software ventures and ecoPortal is lucky to keep him. He built version one, and now makes sure the complexity of ecoPortal is hidden behind a simple and intuitive user interface. His doctoral thesis identified ways to get people to work better together when working on complex projects.

Call: 021 069 4862

Email: richard@ecoportal.co.nz

ecoPortal team member for our mission: Logan Wait

Dr. Logan Wait
Director of Business Development

Logan is a true entrepreneur. He has a relentless drive to reach new clients in new markets, and reach ecoPortal’s goal of becoming the world’s number 1 risk and sustainability management software. This means constantly rethinking the way the company delivers value. His current focus is driving a strategy that provides useful resources and practical tools to educate the market on risk and sustainability issues. This work extends his doctoral research that developed visualisation tools to support businesses innovate processess and products. 

Call: 021 369 374

Email: logan@ecoportal.co.nz

Professional Development and Internship Programme at ecoPortal

Making the leap from education to a professional career is daunting. We are always looking for motivated and talented people to contribute to our team, and can help you make that big leap from education to a vocation. Our internship and professional development programme will provide you with a rewarding learning experience and a great entry on your curriculum vitae. We are particularly interested in motivated and talented people in the following fields:

  • Engineering and Science – in particular with specialisations in software, environmental science, or innovation management
  • Business – in particular with a specialisation in marketing or international business.
  • Any other field where you feel it might fit in with our business objectives.

Each internship is based on a project topic that is aligned with our strategic and current technical and business objectives and fits with the academic and professional background and the particular interests and skills of the intern. This could be, for example, the development of a new software feature or a new programme module in collaboration with our technical team, the participation in a sales or marketing campaign, the design of new business tools or processes related to our system, or the in-depth investigation into a particular market for our product and services.

Want to become a part of the ecoPortal Team?

In order to be considered for an internship, please provide us with the following information:

  • Cover letter
  • CV, including references
  • Most recent academic transcript
  • Timeframe and possible time commitment (hours per week)

Please send all queries to helene@ecoportal.co.nz