Dr. Mark A. Andrich is the founder and CEO of Sustainable Trust, a globally recognized sustainability information and advisory firm. Mark’s firm led the development of the SustainablePlatform.com, the first fintech (and independent product) ever to be recognized as “great” by the UN. He is the author of The Sustainable Investor’s Handbook: Redefining Value Investing, and is a leading commentator in fintech related to energy, blockchain and sustainable development. Mark gained his experience during rigorous academic pursuits and rich industry experience, as an engineer, a research analyst, a hedge fund trader, and the founder of a water investment business. Mark has published international journal papers across of range of energy and water sustainability topics. His academic research on energy sustainability and wealth inequity is in the top 5% of articles read on Altmetric. Mark's PhD was sustainability of energy and water resources from the perspective of household income levels. His research proved empirically that land clearing had led to rainfall decline and higher water prices. Other research led to WA establishing Australia's first State-owned sovereign wealth fund. His article, "Inequality as an obstacle to sustainable electricity and transport energy use", co-authored with Lord Oxburgh and Prof. Jorg Imberger, is the top 5% of all articles ever tracked by Altmetric. Mark has a PhD in engineering and undergraduate degrees in engineering and commerce.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Chief executive officer, Sustainable Trust (www.sustainabletrust.com)
  • 2013–2014
    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Western Australia, PhD (Engineering)
  • 2008 
    Columbia University, Certificate of Strategic Account Management
  • 2000 
    University of Western Australia, B. Com
  • 2000 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Publications

  • 2013
    Inequality as an obstacle to sustainable electricity and transport energy use, Energy for Sustainable Development, Elsevier
  • 2013
    The effect of land clearing on rainfall and fresh water resources in Western Australia: a multi-functional sustainability analysis, International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, Taylor & Francis
  • 2012
    Raising Utility and Lowering Risk through Adaptive Sustainability: Society and Wealth Inequity in Western Australia, Journal of Sustainable Development
  • 2003
    Cost-Effective Design Criteria for Australian Monopod Platforms, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, ASME

Honours

Global Sustainability Awards (Finalist for SustainablePlatform.com); 2x Honorary Research Fellow, UWA; Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Prize (1999)