Murray Hogarth is an adviser to business on major sustainability issues, including global warming, and is an active campaigner for consumers to take practical action on saving the environment. He’s author of a forthcoming book, The 3rd Degree: Frontline in Australia’s climate war, to be published by Pluto Press early in April 2007. His book explores the climate challenge and how Australia will fight it from five main perspectives - politics, business, the media, the environment movement and consumerism.
Murray has been helping major companies to understand and respond to their social and environmental challenges since 1999, when he joined Ecos Corporation after a distinguished 21-year career in print and television journalism. His media experience includes reporting with flagship ABC-TV current affairs programs Four Corners and The 7.30 Report, and with top newspaper mastheads such as The National Times and The Australian, culminating with a spell as Environment Editor at Australia’s leading quality newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, in the late 1990s.
With Ecos, Murray has worked extensively with clients in Australia, the US and Asia, covering diverse issues - from climate change impacts to alcohol harm in society to gene technology concerns - and a wide range of sectors including mining and minerals processing, manufacturing, banking, insurance, agriculture, alcohol, infrastructure and life sciences. Companies he has advised include Anglo Coal, Diageo, DuPont, Ford Motor, Insurance Australia Group, ANZ, Toyota, BP Australia and the Australian Agricultural Company.
Murray also works extensively with dynamic start-up Easy Being Green, part-owned by Ecos, a purpose-driven Australian company helping people to fight climate change in their everyday lives and activities. Based in Sydney, Murray is a regular speaker and media commentator on sustainability issues. His pro bono roles include membership of the advisory panel for the Total Environment Centre’s Green Capital Program, and serving as a longstanding Board member of the Environmental Defenders Office of NSW.