Our Management Team
Marlon Kobacker, Director
Phone: +61 467 885 087
SFG is a leading global sustainability consultancy. Its key strength is the ability to unlock alternative funding opportunities, such as green bonds, to finance low carbon property and infrastructure assets. SFG connects the USD $88 trillion-dollar responsible investment market with genuinely sustainable projects worldwide.
SFG leverages sustainability benchmarking schemes such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, LEED, ISCA IS International and Green Star and to attract funding from the ethical investment sector.
SFG also aims to provide industry leadership in the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) space by combining ESG strategy and risk management with extensive climate change risk assessment experience.
Delivering iconic projects for household names
In Australia, Sustainable Future Group has established an excellent track record, working on the Sydney Opera House, the Australian Museum, numerous Sydney Metro projects, Parramatta Light Rail, the University of Sydney’s Engineering and Technology Precinct, Newcastle Light Rail, and a number of commercial offices including Visa, Victoria Funds Management Corporation, Laing O’Rourke, Frasers Property and Westpac.
This differentiated approach allows Sustainable Future Group to offer clients:
Reduced OPEX costs
Reduced CAPEX costs
Fresh insights on design
Increased property values
Increased Green Star & LEED ratings
Access to funding previously unavailable
Sustainable Future Group now partner with a range of leading global financial and design institutions to bring a fully integrated solution to clients, reducing project capital costs, improving performance and reducing operational life-cycle costs. Key to this collaborative approach is involving a range of internal and external stakeholders to drive the best commercial outcome, considering design, procurement, finance and management.
Tony Watson, Director
Phone: +61 411 208 971
Tony is a recognised global leader in his field. He joins SFG from the giant North American based engineering firm WSP, where he was the National Infrastructure Sustainability Lead for Australia and New Zealand. Formerly Head of Infrastructure and Sustainability at Barangaroo, Tony brings 25 years’ experience in the successful delivery of major infrastructure projects and brownfield urban renewal projects.
Marlon has fifteen years’ experience providing sustainable design advice for buildings, precincts and major infrastructure projects globally. Marlon recently published book on “Removing the Capital Cost Barrier to Sustainable Building Design”. Marlon is committed to the sustainable industry and motivated by environmentally sustainable change, and really wants to make a difference.
James Cronan, Director
Phone: +61 407 667 658
James contributes to the industry with a range of publications around innovative products and concepts on sustainability. He is an expert consultant who is passionate about product development and challenging the current market. He believes that the growth of the renewable energies sector will be through the maturity of financial products and services.