Darren’s career vision is to make a positive impact on environmental and sustainability issues, and has focused this on business and climate change. Currently, he is a Business Development Manager for Climate Friendly, a leading organisation in carbon management and offsetting. Globally minded, Darren has co-published opinion-editorial articles and papers with IMD Business School (Switzerland) on global trends, business and climate change, and sustainable development. He applied this experience in founding and leading G-1 Billion, a multilingual blog that covered the United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen (Denmark), COP-15.
He is a graduate of the University of London with a Master’s of Science degree in Environmental Management, and completed a research dissertation on the most common and significant energy efficiency opportunities identified and implemented in Australian industry. He has also completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University.
Outside of sustainability, Darren led the international expansion of a medium-sized healthcare IT company (Poland) as its International Marketing Manager, and was part of the research team of world leading business school, IMD International. He has also worked extensively in youth leadership development and business research and analysis. At a personal level, Darren enjoys travelling, social media and contemporary art.