Managing Director, Closed Loop
Robert Pascoe is the founder and Managing Director of Closed Loop, an Australian company providing comprehensive environmental solutions across industries including aviation, events, hospitality and health.
Robert appreciates that businesses need to be commercially viable to survive in the short term and believes that environmental and social sustainability considerations are just as critical to a business’ long term viability. Over the past twenty years, Robert has been helping large and small businesses implement strategies to successfully tackle these challenges together.
Robert is particularly passionate about waste and regards it as a valuable resource that we shouldn’t simply throw away. In recent years, he has invested in technology for onsite composting of food waste which reduces the amount of organic waste sent to landfill and in place produces a nutrient rich soil conditioner.
Robert has his own farm near the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and his interest in farming and food production has led to the creation of his latest sustainability project, The Farmer’s Place; a working farm, cafe and farmers’ market. The cafe is housed in a unique building made from recycled shipping containers and sustainable waste, water and energy practices are demonstrated throughout the property. As an integrated paddock to plate to paddock operation, The Farmer’s Place provides a tangible example of food for the future; food that is grown locally and sustainably and is prepared and disposed of thoughtfully.
Robert is currently the Head of the Banksia Environmental Foundation’s Advisory Board. He is also serving as a director of the Sydney Swans Australian Rules Football Club, is a founding director of the social enterprise City Harvest and is Deputy Chairman of Australia’s largest outdoor education provider The Outdoor Education Group.
Head of Environmental Sustainability, Australia Post
Andrew has spent much of his career helping some of Australia’s best known companies including Qantas and Australia Post to create more good for the environment and ultimately creating better outcomes for their customers and community. He’s spearheaded the implementation of a wide range of environmentally focused initiatives including carbon offsetting, ground breaking recycling and upcycling programs, innovative renewable fuel and energy solutions as well as customer, community and workforce engagement strategies. He lives in Melbourne with his family and is triathlete in his spare time.