Corina Comendant

Senior Consultant

P: +64 9 909 5810


Corina has experience in environmental research and economic reform, and her skills include policy analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, financial analysis and stakeholder engagement.

She has a strong interest in research at the intersection of climate change and economic transformation, with a focus on the regulatory instruments needed to ensure more sustainable economies, and the changes needed in the financial sector to support the low-carbon transition.

Prior to joining Sapere, Corina worked for the London School of Economics, Endava and the Foreign Investors Association in Moldova.

Corina holds an Honors degree in Economics from Harvard University (Cum Laude Diploma in Field), as well as a Master of Science (Distinction) from Imperial College, London. Corina has also passed the CFA Level 1 exam.

My publications

Sapere Research Group was commissioned by Trustpower to analyse, and explain the consequences of, the lack of joined up thinking in regulation and decision making across the energy, water, environmental nexus in New Zealand. Toby Stevenson, Dr Stephen Batstone and Corina Comendant look at why a lack of joined up thinking may reduce the contribution ...

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This report estimates the benefit to New Zealand consumers from Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB). Utilising publically available data on UFB coverage and prices we calculate the monetary value of the additional well-being users derive from UFB after deducting the amount paid by users for UFB (that is, the consumer surplus). Using published projections of UFB ...

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