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About us

 

Sustainability. Performance. Reputation.

Creating and executing solutions to progress your sustainability performance & enhance your reputation.

 

Who we are

Started in 2009, Equilibrium is a boutique environment and sustainability strategy and management company that has completed more than 200 leading-edge projects around Australia and overseas.

Nicholas Harford

Managing Director

Nick has experience as a sustainability practitioner working across strategy development and implementation, regulatory development, product stewardship and environmental management systems. His corporate affairs and communications background assists organisations to use sustainability issues to enhance organisational development and reputation. Nick was a director at the Metropolitan Waste Management Group from 2009-2014 and prior to starting Equilibrium with colleagues in 2009, was environment manager at packaging and recycling company Visy.

Damien Wigley

General Manager

Damien is an experienced environmental and sustainability technician and adviser with more than 25 years consulting experience to a wide variety of businesses and organisations. Specialising in the areas of environmental compliance and risk management, carbon and energy efficiency and environmental management. Damien holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Chemistry – majoring in environmental chemistry).

Leigh Bernoth

Technical and Research Lead

Leigh has extensive environmental and sustainability experience, having worked across industry and government, including operational roles in manufacturing and government. He has multi-disciplinary and applied knowledge of resource efficiency, environmental risk and compliance management, project financial analysis and product stewardship. Leigh has extensive experience on projects ranging from compliance auditing, energy and waste audits, detailed strategic analysis and planning, carbon emission risk management and environmental management systems development.

Jan van de Graaff

Sustainability Adviser

Jan is an experienced environmental sustainability professional with more than 30 years working across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has in-depth knowledge of product stewardship, recycling and resource management. Jan possesses a keen understanding of, and has experience in, public policy development and project implementation.

 

Travis Bubb

Sustainability Researcher and Analyst

Travis is a sustainability professional and a recent graduate of a Master of Environment and Sustainability from Monash University. He has previous experience as an intern with the Net Zero Team at Monash University and has experience in grass-roots sustainability from his work in co-founding the student-run Monash Association of Sustainability. Travis is passionate about helping people create a more sustainable future.

Marita Doak

Sustainability and Communications Adviser

Marita is an environmental and communications professional, with a focus on research and promoting sustainable practice. Marita graduated from a Bachelor of Environments from The University of Melbourne, before specialising in a Masters of International Environmental Management at RMIT. Marita has had communications and project management experience within the travel, tertiary and film industries.

Donald Fraser

Operations Manager

Donald has extensive operational and commercial experience in the logistics, carbon finance and environmental sectors. Over his career he has spent time in Singapore, the UK, Japan and Papua New Guinea, in roles covering sales, trading, management and business development. Donald holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelors in Geography, in which he majored in sustainable development and environmental science.

What we do

Knowledge, insights, research and advice to progress sustainability outcomes

 

Environment and sustainability

Understanding and responding to regulatory and consumer demands around environment and sustainability is a complex and ever-evolving task. Stakeholders and shareholders expect businesses to take a leadership position and make a positive contribution to society while minimising the negative effects it may be inflicting on the environment.

Equilibrium can assist you to improve your organisational performance and reputation from within.

 

Climate change and carbon

Equilibrium offers unique insight, developed over many years, to help your organisation operate with a carbon constrained economy while realising the benefits of reducing your climate change impacts.

From carbon accounting to developing management plans and systems, Equilibrium can help you to understand and reduce your impacts to deliver growth.

 

Compliance and management

By balancing your economic, social, and environmental obligations and objectives, you have the ability to efficiently and effectively manage responsibilities and flourish in a competitive marketplace.

Equilibrium brings together practical services and products that support sustainability and innovation.

 

Engagement, communications and Government

Equilibrium has extensive experience in Government environment and sustainability processes and can align this knowledge to assist you to achieve your organisational goals.

Equilibrium can assist your business with advice and assistance on grants applications, submissions and lobbying, policy advice and strategy in addition to developing internal and external communication programs to promote your sustainability initiatives.