We are purpose-driven experts & advisers Specialising in sustainable supply chains, built environment, finance and human rights.

Action Sustainability Asia Pacific was started in Australia by a group of energetic, passionate individuals motivated by a desire to make a real difference. Operating across all industries and sectors, they share a common conviction to inspire positive and measurable societal change through their work as Sustainability experts. The founding Directors, with previous experience working together, recognised the need for a boutique, nimble, staff-owned firm in the region. This team of recognised industry experts now leads Action Sustainability Asia Pacific, building on and leveraging the success and experience of Action Sustainability UK.

Our principled approach (View our Sustainability Policy)

Our current performance has achieved the following outcomes for our clients:

Property & Infrastructure We have worked with 27 number of clients and implemented 7 sustainability strategies that will influence over 1.6 billion dollars of investment. GHGe savings from our projects are estimated to be 236 thousand tonnes over the assets lifecycle. Estimated potable water savings from our projects are over 27 GL over the asset lifecycle. An estimated 450 Tonnes of steel have been saved through smart design and dematerialisation. An estimated 15,000 tonnes of concrete have been saved by from dematerialisation.

Sustainable procurement and supply chain management We have worked with 26 clients and implemented sustainable procurement strategies that will influence around $48B dollars of spend with suppliers. We have educated over 1200 procurement and sustainability professionals through our training programs and participation in seminars and events. We have raised awareness on sustainable procurement to approximately 3000 sustainability and procurement professionals through our regular contribution to ISO20400.org.

In carrying out our business we are guided by the following principles:

  • We only work with clients who genuinely aim to contribute positively towards a more sustainable society
  • We are committed to our purpose of inspiring sustainable business
  • We encourage our clients to think beyond the present and to see the benefit of taking a longer-term view of their role in a rapidly changing society
  • We adopt a pragmatic and realistic approach based on our experience of how businesses operate
  • We recognise the societal benefits of sharing our knowledge and will be generous in participating in ‘public interest’ and industry initiatives.

Action Sustainability Asia Pacific Pty Ltd is registered in Australia and governed by its own Board of Directors, chaired by Shaun McCarthy OBE, co-founder of Action Sustainability UK. Current Directors include: Ian Heptonstall and Shaun McCarthy, David Pugh (Aquiliti) Mark Lyster (Managing Director), Alistair Coulstock and Jean-Louis Haie. Other staff members include Suzanne Ballard, Lisanlu Kri, Vincent Logarzo, Olivier Masson and Georgie Passalaris.

We’d love to hear from you!

For more information about any of our products or services or to provide feedback, please contact the team.

Clients we have worked with include: CLIMATE CHANGE & TCFD STRATEGY   Morrison & Co | Qube | Alphinity Investment Management HUMAN RIGHTS & MODERN SLAVERY Charter Hall Group | Energy Procurement Supply Assoc. | University of Tasmania | Supply Chain School of Sustainability | Laing O’Rourke ISO 20400 MASTERCLASS & TRAINING Lendlease | Local Government Procurement | SA Power Networks | Supply Nation | Sustainable Choice | Transurban SUSTAINABLE BUILDING & INFRASTRUCTURE Altis Property Partners | Dexus | DJRD Architects | Environastudio | Frasers | Hansen Yuncken | Hutchinson Builders | ISCA | JBA Urban Planner | Laing O’Rourke | Payce | Ramsay Health Care/ Akalan | Roberts Pizzarotti | Stockland | Tactical Project Management | Taylor Construction Group SUSTAINABLE FINANCE Janus Henderson | Alphinity Investment Management SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT & ISO 20400 City of Sydney | China Light & Power (HK) | CSR Building Products | Energy Procurement Supply Assoc. | Gammon Construction (HK) | Transport for New South Wales | Janus Henderson | Lendlease | NSW Department of Education | NSW Office of Environment & Heritage | Star Group | Sustainability Victoria | Sydney Metro | Sydney Opera House | Taronga Zoo | Transurban | UNSW | VicWater | Waverley Council | Western Power | Woolworths | Lake Macquarie City Council SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY Allen Jack and Cottier | Endeavour Group | LOGOS | Meat & Livestock Australia | NSW Office of Environment & Heritage | University of NSW

Partnerships and Initiatives

We recognise the value of collaboration and as such, have formed partnerships with the following organisations:

Action Sustainability Asia Pacific is a member of a number of industry collaborations, including:

Action Sustainability Asia Pacific is a Certified B Corporation

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.

Mark Lyster is the Chair of RIAA’s Human Rights Working Group.

Jean-Louis is the chair of the ISO 20400 Australian Mirror Committee

Action Sustainability UK is a delivering partner to the Australian School and we work closely in supporting the School in its various endeavours.

We are members of the United Nations Global Compact Network Australia.

We focus on our clients Building positive relationships

We take care in developing trusted relationships with our clients, so that together we can contribute to creating solutions for some of society’s biggest challenges. We believe in the power of determined individuals to enact lasting change. We advise a wide range of clients.

Our case studies


NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Transport for NSW, NSW Department of Education, Local Government NSW, City of Sydney, Lake Macquarie Council and Sustainability Victoria

Private sector:

Transurban, Infrastructure Council of Australia, Laing O’Rourke, Stockland, Hansen Yuncken, Acciona, Alphinity Investment Managers, Janus Henderson Investors and Woolworths

Hong Kong:

China Light and Power, Gammon Construction