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