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Welcome to Sustainability Compass - Your Trusted Sustainability Partner

At Sustainability Compass, we are committed to guiding businesses on their journey towards a sustainable future. 

Our mission is to enable them to do well while doing good, by maximizing the return on their sustainability investment.

Why choose SUSTAINABILITY COMPASS

Proven Expertise In Sustainability
Led by Dr. Adrian Vaida, a seasoned expert boasting more than two decades of experience in the realm of business sustainability, providing profound perspectives and impactful strategies.
Diverse Industry Experience
Experience spanning sectors such as manufacturing, mining, energy, construction and guaranteeing customized solutions to address diverse business requirements.
Innovative Cost-Saving Initiativesd
Proven track record in executing initiatives that markedly cut costs and improve efficiency, such as energy reduction and substitution strategies resulting in annual savings amounting to millions.
Strategic ESG Leadership
Expertise in guiding companies through evolving ESG standards and reporting requirements, positioning them for long-term sustainable growth.

Our Story

In recent decades, the business landscape has grappled with the limited success of mounting pressure to move away from the ‘Friedman Doctrine,’ asserting that the ‘social responsibility of business is to increase its profits’. Despite various attempts to harmonize the imperative of economic viability with the scientifically validated environmental degradation and escalating social challenges, these efforts have, so far, fallen short. Concepts such as ‘shared value,’ ‘corporate social responsibility,’ and the more recent focus on ESG (Environment, Social, Governance), though inherently commendable, have not fully met the intended objectives. The journey toward a sustainable future remains ongoing.

At the Sustainability Compass, we were founded on the belief that sustainability and profitability can coexist harmoniously. Our passion lies in transforming this belief into reality. We recognize that a polarized and entrenched perspective is a recipe for failure, and we advocate for positive action and change.

Drawing on our expertise in business strategy, leadership, ESG, and sustainability, we bridge the divide between profit and responsibility. This enables us to provide a comprehensive approach to business sustainability, with the goal of achieving win-win outcomes for both business success and sustainability.

Our Approach

At our core, we embrace a highly customized approach to advancing business sustainability. Recognizing the distinctive nature of each organization, we collaborate closely with you to understand your unique needs, address challenges, and envision future goals.

This collaboration forms the basis for tailored strategies that extend beyond sustainability, incorporating commercial viability. Our goal is clear: to empower your organization to surpass sustainability benchmarks while maximizing value creation within your specific business context.

This personalized approach is a testament to our commitment to providing you with a comprehensive, finely tuned solution that aligns seamlessly with your organizational goals. Choose our approach for a transformative journey towards sustainable success.

We invite you to partner with us in creating a sustainable future.

Together, we can make a difference, one business at a time.

A word from the Sustainability compass Director

Our Commitment

Sustainability is not just a service we offer; it’s a commitment we live by. We are dedicated to helping businesses reduce cost, enhance governance practices, minimise environmental impact, improve social responsibility, and navigate the ever-evolving landscape of ESG compliance.

Adrian Vaida

Founder and Director - Sustainability Compass Pty. Ltd.

Adrian is a passionate business sustainability professional, with more than 20 years of activity in the field. He is focused on guiding organisations towards future-proofing their business and maximising the return on their sustainability spend. 


Over the years, he applied his knowledge and experience for practical outcomes such as: helping release lower carbon footprint products, developing energy efficiency strategies, enhancing circularity, significantly reducing emissions and fossil fuel consumption, creating and implementing environmental performance improvement plans, publishing sustainability reports, and so on.


He is a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Professional, has a PhD in corporate sustainability, an MBA from the University of Queensland’s Business School and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Most recently, he completed business sustainability programs with the business schools of Cambridge, Oxford, Yale and MIT, on topics such as sustainability strategies, circular economy, leading sustainable corporations and sustainable finance.

Proven Expertise in Sustainability

Led by Dr. Adrian Vaida, a seasoned expert boasting more than two decades of experience in the realm of business sustainability, providing profound perspectives and impactful strategies.

Diverse Industry Experience
 

Experience spanning sectors such as manufacturing, mining, energy, construction and guaranteeing customized solutions to address diverse business requirements.

Innovative Cost-Saving Initiatives

Proven track record in executing initiatives that markedly cut costs and improve efficiency, such as energy reduction and substitution strategies resulting in annual savings amounting to millions.

Strategic ESG Leadership
 

Expertise in guiding companies through evolving ESG standards and reporting requirements, positioning them for long-term sustainable growth.