About | Mentor | Josh Kahn

Josh Kahn

Josh graduated Monash University with a double-degree of Commerce and Global Studies, majoring in Sustainability and International Studies respectively. He has since gone to work in Amsterdam with GRI, privately consult two-ASX 200 companies in sustainability reporting and circular economy strategy, and is now working as a management consultant in sustainability and social-licence advisory with Futureye.


Josh began his sustainability journey at Monash University, where he learnt that sustainability was one of the possible majors in commerce.  Studying both International studies and commerce gave him a multi-disciplinary and holistic understanding of sustainability across economic, social and environmental systems.

His career journey began in 2020, with an internship in Amsterdam at GRI, wherein he assisted the development of the revised 2021 GRI Standards. He holds a GRI exam certificate, which signifies robust understanding of the Standards.

Josh has then gone to work with Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR) founder Dr. Leeora Black to privately consult two ASX 200 companies in delivering their first sustainability reports and shifting conventional business strategies to circular and regenerative models.

He now works as a management consultant at a sustainability and social licence advisory firm, Futureye, specialising in ESG, sustainability and collective impact work.

He is also a founder of the sustainable finance initiative, SUSTAINANCE, which aims to “simplify sustainable investment” for retail consumers.


Corruption risks and ESG screening of mining investments: How corruption affects environmental, social, governance (ESG) outcomes in mining and what investors need to do to guard their investments

This discussion paper identifies the manner in which corruption affects ESG outcomes of mining companies and details specific methods of evaluating/calculating a mining company ‘exposure to risk. Strategies of response that investors can take to drive sustainable and responsible business practices within mining firms are also outlined within the report.

Transition risks: How to move ahead

30 July 2018
An analysis of how transition risks could impact the financial performance of companies through examples from the utilities, autos and steel sectors. This report provides insight into how the financial performance of companies in these sectors, and others, could vary in the future due to low-carbon economy transitions.

Financing the civic energy sector: How financial institutions affect ownership models in Germany and the United Kingdom

17 November 2015
Addresses the concept of civic energy concerning the municipal ownership of energy systems in the UK and Germany by contrasting their banking systems to demonstrate how social and cultural values have shaped the civic energy sector. In turn, this demonstrates the importance of financial institutions in the low-carbon transition.

Mind the gap: the $1.6 trillion energy transition risk

This report delves into the challenges and degrees of risk facing the oil, gas and thermal coal industry under three different climate scenarios. It was conducted as part of the ET Risk Project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Investing in low-carbon transitions: Energy finance as an adaptive market

29 October 2015
This article explores the role of financial markets in capitalising low-carbon energy systems and long-term change. Ultimately, the authors contend that current assumptions on efficient market behaviour do not fit the energy industry, and to reliably capitalise on low-carbon transitions, an adaptive market assumption should be held.


A banker's guide to transforming finance

31 December 2020
This report focuses on the perceived purpose-gap in the banking sector wherein banks are not fulfilling their role to create positive economic, social and environmental outcomes. Filling this gap requires leveraging ‘systemic intrapreneurs’ within organisations to holistically shift banking strategy.