“From the first phone contact, EcoSTEPS behaved like a consultancy that was keen to listen, understand and meet the brief as closely as possible, and they did that beautifully. I was seeking a 'critical friend' and Julian Crawford and his colleagues adapted to suit our needs, offering wise counsel and important insights, but not constraining us to an 'EcoSTEPS formula'. They gave me everything I needed and provided great value for money.”  Dean Comber (Ergon Energy, Sustainability Projects Coordinator)

EcoSTEPS was founded in 1999 by Julian Crawford, Carole Young and StJohn Miall.  Our aim was  to explore what it meant to be 'sustainable' as Individuals, Organisations, Communities and Countries. 


We've been attracted to some models and frameworks over others.  Ones that we still hold in high regard include:  The Natural Step (TNS), Ecological Footstep, B-Corps, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Integrated Reporting (IIRC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGD)

Julian Crawford
Founder and Director

As a director of EcoSTEPS-Sustainability Partner and Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute, Julian is  a leading advisor in the areas of ESG, sustainability strategy and reporting, circular economy and climate change adaptation.

Carole Young
Founder and Director

Carole is a Founding Director of EcoSTEPS and heads the social sustainability practice. She has been a pioneer and leader in the field of Occupational Health, Safety & Rehabilitation (OHS&R) to Australian industry.

StJohn Miall

StJohn works in Leadership Development and Personal Evolution.  Through coaching, facilitating and designing development programs, he has supported thousands of individuals to discover more expansive and creative ways of working and being, which achieve results that contribute to making the world a better place.