We are purpose-driven business advisors Specialising in sustainable supply chains, built environment, finance and human rights

Action Sustainability Asia Pacific was started by a group of energetic, passionate individuals motivated by a desire to make a real difference. Operating across all industries and sectors, we share a common conviction to inspire positive and measurable societal change.

The founding Directors, recognised the need for a boutique, nimble, staff-owned firm in the region. This team now leads Action Sustainability Asia Pacific, building on, and leveraging the success and experience of, Action Sustainability in Europe.

Our areas of expertise

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Our achievements

Our approach (See our Sustainability Policy)

In 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 knowledge and will be generous in participating in ‘public interest’ and industry initiatives

In July 2017, we acquired sustainable procurement firm, Planet Procurement, and moved into our Sydney office at 50 Holt Street, Surry Hills.

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 in Europe.

Current Directors:

  • Ian Heptonstall, Action Sustainability Europe
  • Shaun McCarthy OBE, Action Sustainability Europe
  • David Pugh, Aquiliti
  • Mark Lyster, Managing Director
  • Alistair Coulstock
  • Jean-Louis Haie

Meet our Asia Pacific team

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.

Partnerships and initiatives We recognise the value of collaboration and have several partnerships

Action Sustainability Asia Pacific is a member of a number of industry collaborations

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.

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Our delivery partners

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Member

Members of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.
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Chair

Mark Lyster is Chair of the Human Rights Working Group for Responsible Investment Association Australasia.
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Chair

Jean-Louis Haie is Chair of the ISO 20400 Australian Mirror Committee.
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Supporter

Action Sustainability in Europe is a delivery partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School in Australia and we work closely to support the School's various endeavours.
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Member

Member of the United Nations Global Compact Network Australia.
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