Marlon Kobacker, a director at Sustainable Future Group, has spent more than a decade as one of the foremost authorities on sustainable design and clean energy finance. Throughout the entirety of his professional career, Mr. Kobacker has gone to great lengths to educate others on best practices in sustainable design and the strategies available for reducing or eliminating the capital cost barriers most commonly linked to the implementation of clean energy design principles.
Mr. Kobacker, an experienced consultant who has lectured at numerous international conferences on clean energy, is also a principal with Clean Energy Corporation Australia’s sustainability advisory team. In this role, Mr. Kobacker is able to help clients develop strategies for vastly improving business performance while also ensuring a positive social and environmental impact is made by the business.
1. What do you (or your business) do?
I’m currently working with three companies: Sustainable Future Group, Clean Energy Corporation Australia, and EarthRights International. My role typically involves offering advice and expertise on sustainability, design, and finance.
2. How long have you been in business?
My experience in the industry goes back over a decade, but Sustainable Future Group was actually founded in 2016.
3. How do you stay successful in your industry?
Sustainable design and clean energy is all about remaining deeply committed to the development of new and innovative solutions to especially pressing issues.
4. Have you ever been to Australia?
Yes, and I currently reside in Sydney.
- What part of Australia?
I’m most familiar with New South Wales and Sydney in particular.
- What is your favorite restaurant to visit while in Australia?
There is a fantastic Asian fusion restaurant called Tetsuya’s that is always worth visiting while in Australia.
- What is something someone must-do when in Australia?
The scuba diving is absolutely beautiful in so many places throughout Australia, and anything water-related is always a lot of fun.
- Would you come back?
Yes, I absolutely would come back and always look forward to returning anytime I am away from Australia.
- Was it a business or pleasure trip?
I have lived in Australia for quite some time and even earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of New South Wales.
5. What has travel taught you that you have applied in both your personal and business life?
Travel has taught me a great deal about the amazing diversity that exists all over our planet, which has influenced my work quite a bit since one of the goals of sustainable design and clean energy is to protect that diversity from the many threats that currently exist.