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Alex Stathakis started his career in sustainability and climate change in 2009, which, coincidentally or not, ended the second warmest decade on this planet on record.

He worked in some high profile carbon and energy policy roles, including administering the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard Carbon Neutral Program (now known as the Climate Active program) at Low Carbon Australia Limited (now the Clean Energy Finance Corporation). He also worked with EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services team.

In 2015, Alex left EY and founded Conversio so he could focus his practice on helping businesses adopt sustainability practices that were tailored to their specific needs. Within Conversio Alex supports a wide array of clients, from SMEs to international airports, to determine their carbon footprint and energy intensity. He also helps them identify opportunities to save energy and reduce unnecessary costs.

Alex does this so well because he has an intense interest in maintaining his level of expertise. He seeks out every opportunity to obtain more knowledge, particularly as methodologies and technologies advance. This means he can offer strategic advice utilising the most recent research and innovations and specialising in GHG measurement, reporting, and verification, climate change adaptation and broader sustainability fields.

Our clients love working with Alex both because of the breadth of his knowledge and expertise, his ability to understand their business and needs and because of his ability to make a dense and complicated topic, interesting and easy-to-digest. And he loves to sprinkle in a few jokes, too.

He’s also a keen supporter of the 1. FC Köln (football), Kölner Haie (ice hockey) and the Brisbane Broncos, the last of which he can usually get someone to talk to him about. When he gets a chance, he likes exploring local watering holes and small restaurants, just to make sure their sustainability claims pass the ‘pub test’, of course.

Qualifications

  • Approved verifier under the Airport Carbon Accreditation program since 2014
  • Airport Environmental Management – Professional certificate, Airports Council International
  • Registered consultant for the Australian Climate Active program
  • Exemplar Global certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor
  • Diploma in GHG Measurement, Reporting and Verification, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
  • Advanced GHG Offset Projects, Certificate of Training, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
  • Master of Technology and Innovation Management, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Company Directors’ Course Diploma, Graduate Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Bachelor of International Business Administration, European Business College, Germany
  • Cert IV in Work Health and Safety

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