Dr Fabian Sack


Dr Fabian Sack
Co-founding Director

At Sustainably we are passionate about working with organisations to build skills and capacity to meet the increasing challenges of climate change.

For the last three and a half decades I have been addressing how we engage with our environments. After an early start in forest protests I realised that change needs to be lead from within the institutions that continue to shape our world. I held senior private and public sector roles building capacity in water, infrastructure and energy organisations for over two decades.

For the last decade I have switched my attention to Sustainably’s work with a range of international, national, state and local government organisations on increasing resilience, particularly in the face of rapidly accelerating climate change. This has included both grassroots skills development and working with leaders in the research and policy communities to increase our understanding of impacts and effective responses.

I have served on the board of the US based International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) for six years, include a term as President. I sat on Sydney Water’s Customer Advisory Panel for four years, the Total Environment Centre (TEC) management committee for eight years, and on the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) project review committee for three years.

I am an Academic Fellow at the University of Sydney and publish with my colleagues on corporate environmental ethics, skills for sustainability, ecological footprinting, energy transition and social assessment. I am a Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and retain credentialling as a Sustainability Excellence Professional through the US based GBCI.

Most importantly, I enjoy bringing this experience and knowledge to bear in very practical ways: by connecting people, by fostering learning and by nurturing a sense of humour.