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Every sustainability leadership journey is unique. Whatever your starting point, we’ll work with you to set your sights high, build strong foundations and get everyone onboard.
 


Are you focused
on the right things?

Sustainability moves fast. New issues emerge, expectations evolve and keeping up to speed can be hard. From net zero to nature-positive, we can help you see the wood for the trees and make sure you’re across the issues that really matter for your industry.

How future-proof
is your strategy?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a strategic business roadmap to 2030. We’ve worked with Sydney Opera House, Carlsberg and the Royal Botanic Gardens to align and embed the Global Goals into everyday business. Let’s refine your SDG impact strategy.

Are you capturing
your ESG value?

It’s simple. Organisations create most value and deliver greatest impact when their purpose and priorities are clear, with smart goals and targets to support their ambitions. We’ll work with you to ensure your goals are robust with strong KPIs for maximum impact and insight.

Are your stakeholders
engaged?

When it comes to engaging stakeholders, we literally wrote the book. Whether it’s building executive buy-in, getting diverse teams onboard or fostering networks and inclusion, we help clients put stakeholders first so shared value follows.

What is your
leadership story?

You’ve done the hard work, now it’s time to tell the world. From expert editorial, CEO letters and speeches, to award-winning reports, Modern Slavery Statements or even a humble press release, we can help you craft an authentic sustainability leadership story.

Do you speak
B Corp?

If you like using the power of business to tackle society’s biggest challenges, you’re in the right place. We’re passionate about helping purpose-driven business. So whether you’re keen to get certified, recertifying—or just plain B Curious—our trained B Consultants and B Facilitators can guide you.



Clients

We are sustainability strategy and engagement specialists with global industry experience spanning government, arts & culture, consumer goods, finance, food & beverage, healthcare, retail, packaging, ICT, manufacturing, infrastructure, transport & logistics.

Our mission is to help clients become more effective sustainability leaders by turning challenges into lasting value. We aim to move the needle with every project we do.

See examples our work >

Australian Museum
Australian Museum

 

We worked with Australia’s premier museum to ensure stakeholders were engaged and key issues addressed in its new Sustainability Action Plan.

Best&Less Group
Best&Less Group

 

Our industry best practice insights put supply chain transparency and closing the loop at the heart of this iconic retail brand’s sustainable value proposition.

“Project outcomes and deliverables with One Stone have always been to the highest quality and standard.”

Emma Bombonato
Manager, Environmental Sustainability

Sydney Opera House
Built
Built

 

We supported this national diversified general contractor with company-wide staff education and engagement to embed a new Green Standard on projects over $25m.

The Carlsberg Group
The Carlsberg Group

 

Our clear and focussed communication of Carlsberg’s ‘Together Towards Zero’ targets earned the global brewer an SDG reporting award.

David Jones
David Jones

 

We worked with the oldest department store in Australia to engage the team and map their Good Business Journey to the SDGs.

“One Stone are outcomes-focused, collaborative and were fantastic to work with, providing clarity on complex issues as we undertake a major renewal project.”

Simon Walkom
Director, Strategy & Operations

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
HealthShare NSW
HealthShare NSW

 

We facilitated strategy workshops for the Linen Services team and advised Food Services on integrating sustainability clauses into a 5-year $100m per annum whole-of-government public procurement contract.

Kimberly-Clark ANZ
Kimberly-Clark ANZ

 

This well-known global provider of paper-based products sought our help to develop a socially responsible procurement approach that supports company values.

McPherson's Consumer Products
McPherson's Consumer Products

 

We acted as a sounding board for this leading supplier of health, wellness, beauty, household and personal care to make sure their materiality approach was robust.

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

 

Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences turned to us to develop their inaugural Sustainability Action Plan.

NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment
NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment

 

We’re on the expert panel of the NSW Government’s flagship sustainable business program. When they need sustainability expertise and insights — from global infrastructure best practice to nature-positive solutions — we’re there to help.

NSW Ports
NSW Ports

 

Our global best-practice insights and stakeholder engagement helped Australia’s major trade and logistics gateway operator develop a new low carbon sustainability strategy.

RA International
RA International

 

We’ve provided ongoing input to Africa’s premier provider of remote site infrastructure and support services to ensure material topics link to the SDGs and reporting boundaries are clear.

“I would highly recommend working with One Stone. They were professional, knowledgeable and pushed us just enough to consider options for the organisation.”

Yvette Pratt
Head Education & Engagement Centre, Australian Institute of Botanical Science

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

 

This major Australian tourist attraction and respected scientific institution brought us in to ensure their new sustainability strategy aligned fully with the SDGs.

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

 

With our help, this worldwide cultural icon became the first major Australian arts institution to publicly support and integrate the Global Goals, winning the 2021 NSW Banksia Large Business Transformation Award.

Transport for NSW
Transport for NSW

 

We provided expert advice to the state road agency on integrating the SDGs into the 9-year $6bn dollar Sydney Road Assets Performance (SRAP) contracts.

“One Stone has done amazing work making the SDGs applicable to our industry.”

Shannon Khalifeh
Senior Environment and Sustainability Officer

Transport for NSW
TUI Group
TUI Group

 

Since 2015 the world’s No.1 travel & tourism company has relied on us to ensure their sustainability report and summary capture their priorities and challenges clearly and honestly.

UNEP
UNEP

 

To help business and governments across Asia partner on the global goals, we helped UNEP produce a quick SDG starter guide with snapshots of partnerships in action.







One Stone Asia Pacific supports the SDGs

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Ready to become a more effective sustainability leader?
Working towards the 2030 Agenda?
We’re here to support you.

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Scandinavian leaders

Over the years we’ve accompanied major Nordic brands Atlas Copco, Electrolux, Ericsson, Scania and Tetra Pak to build the sustainability leadership they’re famous for.

From refreshing corporate purpose and embedding business ethics to setting tough goals and delivering award-winning reports, we can share a smorgasbord of best practice tips from sustainability’s coolest pioneers.

     
Sydney Opera House

SOH is Australia’s premier cultural institution and one of the busiest performing arts and tourism destinations in the world. Since 2018 we’ve supported their SDG leadership journey with global best practice insights. SOH was the first major Australian cultural institution to adopt and strategically integrate the Global Goals, winning the 2021 NSW Banksia Large Business Transformation Award for inspiring positive cultural change.

     
Sustainable Ports

To inform NSW Ports’ new strategy, we reviewed low-carbon leadership in global ports, shipping and logistics industries and engaged local stakeholders on key material issues.

We also helped Port of Newcastle ensure its ESG approach was founded on robust SDG mapping. The Port’s integration of sustainability principles and commitment to transformation saw it named a finalist in the 2021 NSW Banksia Net Zero Action and Small and Medium Enterprise Transformation Awards.

     
Carlsberg Group

How do businesses choose which Sustainable Development Goals and targets to work with?
Our analysis for Carlsberg Group showed that focusing on SDGs 3, 6, 7, 8 and 13 contributed directly to their ‘Together towards zero’ targets, while Goals 12 and 17 were integrated in innovative ways across the business. The focus and clarity of this communication earned Carlsberg an SDG reporting award.

     
Retail therapy

We supported David Jones, the oldest department store in Australia to map their Good Business Journey and strategic 100-point plan to the SDGs and get pillar managers engaged. We also worked with high street icon Best&Less to ensure supply chain transparency and closing the loop were at the heart of the brand’s sustainable value proposition.

     
HealthShare NSW

The largest public sector shared services organisation in Australia supplies 110 tonnes of clean hospital linen and serves over 65,000 patient meals every day. We helped them map priority SDGs, engage suppliers and add key sustainability clauses to an AUD$500m procurement contract, enabling the switch from virgin PET to 100% rPET packaging for the circa 6 million water bottles they procure each year.

     
Think big

We’re the expert editorial team behind influential sustainable business books on corporate transformation, inclusive and purposeful leadership, and making the business case for sustainable development.

Our handbook Creating a Culture of Integrity sets out key stepping stones to a more responsible business. We’ve also co-produced reports for UN Environment’s Asia and the Pacific Office and the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.

     
B the change

We believe in using the power of business as a positive force for change. That’s why we’re a certified B Corp and an active member of the B Corp Climate Collective (BCCC).

We’re also passionate about helping others to improve their impact. Andrea is a trained B Consultant and B Facilitator, so if you need a high-level coach, insider guide or someone to do the hands-on heavy lifting to tackle your B Impact Assessment (BIA), talk to us about your B Corp (re)certification journey.

Learn more about our B Corp story here >

About

Meet our worldwide team, with expertise in everything from SDG strategy and sustainable finance to Diversity & Inclusion.

We’re passionate about embedding sustainable business practices that make a difference. As a top-scoring B Corp in our sector, we know what it means to meet the highest social, environmental and governance performance standards. We’d love to help you grow your positive impact, too.

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Andrea Spencer-Cooke

Andrea Spencer-Cooke

CEO - Australia & Asia Pacific

andrea@onestoneadvisors.com.au
+61 (0)435 098 898

Andrea Spencer-Cooke

To integrate sustainability effectively into your strategy, talk to Andrea. She’s an expert at helping senior management map and prioritise the SDGs for better business planning and company-wide engagement. Her sustainability know-how and fluency with the 2030 Agenda will add focus, value and credibility to any project.

Andrea is Vice President and board member of the United Nations Association of Australia (NSW) and a trained B Consultant and B Facilitator.

Mission
To help companies become more effective sustainability leaders

Fran van Dijk

Fran van Dijk

Advisor—Governance & Materiality

Amy Brown

Amy Brown

Associate—Reporting

Anna Young-Ferris

Anna Young-Ferris

Associate—ESG & Responsible Investment

Jacqueline Mees-Buss

Jacqueline Mees-Buss

Associate—Responsible business

Kay Formanek

Kay Formanek

Associate—Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Alexandra Stafferton

Alexandra Stafferton

Associate—Impact

Barbara Albert

Barbara Albert

Associate—Net Zero & Carbon Neutral


Our Story
One Stone founders Andrea and Fran share a vision to turn sustainability challenges into lasting value for our clients.

Read our founder story >

Over the last decade, we’ve moved corporate sustainability thinking from the fringe to core business strategy and helped companies from many sectors become more effective sustainability leaders.

Today, we’re active in multiple markets with One Stone Advisors Pty Ltd and One Stone Advisors Ltd serving a global portfolio of clients, supported by a worldwide network of Associates.

Why One Stone?
‘One Stone’ embodies sustainability: a natural resource and humankind’s first tool. With stones you can build, create, connect, communicate. The Earth is our stone and we only have one.

Resources

Want a closer look at our work? Tap into the valuable insights in our SDG briefings and get inspired by our client projects and B Corp journey.

How Leaders measure SDG impact
How Leaders measure SDG impact

The global goals are a plan to achieve a better future for all and leave no-one behind. SDG leaders go beyond responsible business practice by finding opportunities to connect core business success with the goals.

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    How to report on the SDGs
    How to report on the SDGs

    What can we learn from early adopters on how to deliver and communicate effectively on the Global Goals? Our handy guide identifies three key steps to help you manage and report better on the SDGs.

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      The financial sector and the SDGs
      The financial sector and the SDGs

      Funding the transition to a sustainable global economy by 2030 requires vast amounts of capital and offers huge opportunities. Find out how leading players in banking, insurance and investment are showing the way.

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        The retail sector and the SDGs
        The retail sector and the SDGs

        Consumer-facing businesses can influence how products are made and guide how people spend their money, putting them in the driving seat to champion the SDGs along the value chain. Who’s taking the lead?

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          Why is ICT key to sustainability?
          Why is ICT key to sustainability?

          A great example of a company that’s leading the way in reporting on the SDGs, Ericsson’s ground-breaking report examines how ICT is helping to meet the world’s biggest challenges.

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            How do you make ethics interesting?
            How do you make ethics interesting?

            Check out Scania’s easy-to-read responsible business guide.

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              Can sustainability reports be fun?
              Can sustainability reports be fun?

              Carlsberg Group’s sustainability reports show how disclosure can be accurate, accessible, engaging and yes, fun.

              Download the report direct form Carlsberggroup.com here. (13MB)

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                Does culture really drive change?
                Does culture really drive change?

                When it comes to sustainability, SOH’s vision is as bold and inspiring as the Opera House itself.

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                  Creating a culture of integrity
                  Creating a culture of integrity

                  Embedding responsible business is about more than compliance. Discover how to engage your organisation to do the right thing with this extract from our book.

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                    About our founders
                    About our founders

                    A snapshot of One Stone founders Andrea and Fran’s pioneering work with sustainability leaders featured in 300 years of Leadership & Innovation.

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                      About One Stone Asia Pacific
                      About One Stone Asia Pacific
                      Want to know more? Here are some quick facts about us.
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                      Our B impact
                      Our B impact
                      Being a B Corp means holding ourselves accountable. Here’s how we’re driving positive impact for stakeholders.
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