Meet The Team at SO
We are two brothers and a great friend (thanks Jo for joining us nutty brothers). We are pretty passionate about the world around us; community, people and the environment.
As we look around the world, it’s hard (in fact very very hard) not to notice the inequity, the suffering, the poverty, the injustice. It’s all around us; shaping and challenging the way we live life (if we choose to look beyond our own immediate needs).
As we consider the billions of people who live in poverty, the tragedy of war, the negligence of greed, the injustice of inequity, and the fact that we are living in a world where our environment is in decline and the rate of decline is accelerating.....wow! This inspires, begs, challenges us, to do our bit for a better world.
We want to be an ‘altruistic business’, working for the good of others. We believe business can be about so much more than profit, so Sustainability Options has been established to ‘walk the talk’. Keen to hear more about journey?
Phil has a young family, a history of business entrepreneurship, and became passionate about sustainability right about the time children came on the scene. Phil is an accredited Home Performance Advisor, has been trained in home ‘warrant of fitness’ development, and is a member of EMANZ and has had a crack a building a few sustainable homes.
Jo has a long history of commitment to sustainability, has represented numerous sustainability focused organisations, is strong on advocacy, and has a keen and active involvement in; Trade Aid, various environmental care organisations, and a number of community organisations. Jo together with Nik helped re-establish the Tauranga Curtain Bank. Jo is trained in The Natural Step.
Has a corporate management background. He’s always been passionate about ‘business for good’ and he began to see the ‘sustainability’ light through good advice from his wife. With a family of teenagers, he wants to leave them a world to be proud of. Nik is accredited in Home Star, has been involved in a number of energy advisory roles, and has supported and lead a number of charitable organisations.