Sapere Research Group is one of the largest expert services firms in Australasia. Sapere provides independent expert testimony, strategic advisory services, data analytics and other advice to Australasia’s private sector corporate clients, major law firms, government agencies, and regulatory bodies.
‘Sapere’ comes from Latin (to be wise) and the phrase ‘sapere aude’ (dare to be wise). The phrase is associated with German philosopher Immanuel Kant, who promoted the use of reason as a tool of thought; an approach that underpins all Sapere’s practice groups.
Our core values are independence, integrity and objectivity.
We build and maintain effective relationships as demonstrated by the volume of repeat work. Many of our experts have held leadership and senior management positions and are experienced in navigating complex relationships in government, industry, and academic settings.
We adopt a collaborative approach to our work and routinely partner with specialist firms in other fields, such as social research, IT design and architecture, and survey design. This enables us to deliver a comprehensive product and to ensure value for money.
Sapere has been a major contributor to the BusinessNZ Energy Council’s just-published 2050 scenarios study. The report posits two alternative future energy paths for New Zealand which represent the outer bounds of a range of potential outcomes. The report is designed as an aid for long term government and business decision making
The BEC is the first World Energy Council member to develop a country-specific set of scenarios within the over-arching WEC framework. The scenarios were developed by the Swiss-based Paul Scherrer Institute. Sapere’s Stephen Batstone provided the link between local workshops involving 36 industry representatives, the narrative writing team in New Zealand and the modellers in Switzerland and was a primary author of the final study outputs. Toby Stevenson designed and chaired the three public workshops which developed the scenario storylines.