Our story begins with the Founder and Managing Director of SustainableSME, Dr Aharon Factor who has over 30 years of experience in sustainability. His career began working with renewable energy and green hydrogen before consulting to international mining companies and intergovernmental bodies in the areas of environmental reporting and working industry best environmental practice. He became interested in working with small and medium-sized enterprises due to their significant environmental impacts and the challenges that existed in greening the SME sector.
Subsequently Dr Aharon Factor studied for a PhD in Sustainable Business and has worked in strategy consulting and as policy advisor to the Australian Government in the Sustainability and SME area. He has also worked with the Centre of Excellence for Cleaner Production at Curtin University Western Australia and lectured in Sustainable Business in Melbourne.
In March 2021 Dr Aharon Factor working with a network of international sustainability academics and consultants published an international book on Sustainability and SMEs and is now working extensively with his network and educational experts to deliver online courses and workshops to help make SMEs more sustainable.