Our mission is to redefine ESG in global business practice

Embracing a First Nations ESG perspective is more than a business decision; it's a commitment to future generations. The interconnectedness of life means that each choice we make echoes across ecosystems and communities. FNESG guides you to make those choices count.

Our Story

At the heart of FNESG is a profound story of recognition of the First Nations' deep and ancient knowledge of sustainability, followed by a mission to incorporate this knowledge into ESG frameworks for a more inclusive and sustainable global business environment.

Our Recognition
of Importance
Understanding the profound value of First Nations knowledge in tackling environmental, social, and governance issues, our founders endeavoured to weave these perspectives into the fabric of mainstream sustainability practices.
A Vision for
the Future
First Nations ESG emerged from a vision to include First Nations perspectives into ESG frameworks, fostering a more inclusive approach to sustainability.
Our Mission to
Drive Change
Our mission is fuelled by a commitment to advocate for sustainability through the lens of cultural diversity and inclusivity. We strive to guide businesses worldwide towards embracing First Nations wisdom in ESG, propelling impactful outcomes for all.

“We were essentially the Instagram police and called out fake influencers left, right and centre. It was fun and all, but there is only so many bikini chicks you can look at on Instagram before you start losing your mind.”

Dan, Co-founder and CEO of Lumio

Collaboration to Address Challenges
Driven by this mission, we established a platform to explore First Nations ESG footprints and facilitate collaborative efforts in addressing global sustainability challenges. By aligning it with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we aspire to forge a path towards a more sustainable and equitable future.

Our mission is to redefine ESG in global business practice.

Embracing a First Nations ESG perspective is more than a business decision; it's a commitment to future generations. The interconnectedness of life means that each choice we make echoes across ecosystems and communities. FNESG guides you to make those choices count, ensuring your business not only prospers but also preserves the integrity of our planet and its people.

We are the only people on this planet who still speak the language of the water, the earth, the air, the stars, the animals, the forest and all the Creation of the planet. We not only protect nature; we are nature itself.

Chief Nixiwaka Yawanawá - Yawanawá People on the Brazilian Peru Border

The FNESG team

Jacqui Warnock


From Aotearoa (New Zealand), Jacqui Warnock is a Maori woman (Te Whanua a Apanui). With a rich background in family businesses across New Zealand, Jacqui brings her extensive corporate expertise & executive leadership to the forefront. Jacqui possesses a profound understanding of corporate governance and Indigenous community development, after various senior executive roles within organisations like the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce and serving as the Executive Manager of the Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation (BTAC). Jacqui's leadership reflects a commitment to bridging cultural heritage with contemporary corporate practices, fostering sustainable growth and prosperity for Indigenous communities.

Tim Milsom

Co- Founder

Tim Milsom's entrepreneurial journey is a testament to his unwavering vision and dedication. He embarked on his entrepreneurial path with the establishment of Capital Rubber & Plastics Ltd in 1984, Under Tim’s guidance, the company sustainably grew and evolved into a major entity in the UK,with a reputation for excellence. Beyond business, Tim has been a passionate advocate for Aboriginal entrepreneurship and community empowerment, playing an active role and mentorship within the Aboriginal business community, Tim embodies the story of the transformative power of business which drives societal progress. His efforts not only contribute to economic growth but also foster a more inclusive and equitable business landscape in Australia.

Mark Sims


Mark is a seasoned leader with a wealth of experience in business development, construction management, and operation, across many sectors including Aquaculture, Mining, Defence, and Construction. Drawing on his background in project management and engineering, Mark is dedicated to fostering sustainable environments and pioneering innovative solutions that align with First Nations values and ESG principles. He is a firm believer in the power of collaborative teams driven by a shared commitment to positive impact and meaningful change.

Our Experts

Cultural Advisor

Gordon Cole's background as a Noongar entrepreneur and community leader brings a unique First Nations & entrepreneurial perspective to our advisory board and co-founding team. With over two decades of experience in social enterprise and community development, Gordon has played a pivotal role in establishing organisations focused on First Nations empowerment and economic development. His expertise in negotiation and leadership will enrich our discussions and inform our strategies for inclusive and equitable growth.

Bio-Diversity Advisor

Judith is Director and Principal Socio-ecologist of Fisher Research Pty Ltd, and consults with organisations, including First Nations peoples, in Australia, Asia, Africa, UK and Europe. Judith is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the UWA Institute of Agriculture, and Curtin University. Judith feels privileged to have been an elected member of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (https://ipbes.net/multidisciplinary-expert-panel ), composed of 5 representatives from each United Nations Region, providing biodiversity advice to member governments. In this role Judith enjoyed being a member of the IPBES Indigenous and Local Knowledge Task Force, working with First Nations peoples across the globe to increase the inclusion of their knowledge and desires on the relationships between nature and traditional cultures into actions and policy implementation. Judith has a strong interest in the Science Policy interface working with the European Union’s Biodiversa+ in key roles on biodiversity and interactions with people, nature and culture to achieve transformational change. Judith’s expertise provides enhanced knowledge to assist Business’ to expand their inclusion of first nations peoples and nature into their operations.

ESG Advisor

A Harvard alumna, Founder Principal of Verity Consulting, Dr Chong is an award-winning International Business Executive of the Year, Asia's Top Sustainability Women of the Year, and Singapore Management Consultant of the Year. The first Asian to be elected as President of the United Nations Association (WA) and currently the Chair of the ASEAN Business Alliance, Sandy is a strong advocate of international trade and economic empowerment as pathways to peace and security. In addition to advising public-listed boards, universities and industry councils on international engagement, sustainability and impact investment, she chairs a number of international forums including: the Intercity Hydrogen conference and delegation between Singapore and Australia; the Web3 for Sustainability Conference in partnership with the Global Fintech Institute and the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and was recently invited to speak on international trade and sustainable transitioning convened by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva. As the Adjunct Professor and Advisory Member at universities in Australia, Singapore and Germany, Sandy has published peer-reviewed journals in international business, innovation adoption and sustainability since 2005.

Our Values

They guide our behaviour, drive our decisions and
form the pillars of who we are.

Embrace Diversity

We advocate for the appreciation and
protection of diverse environments, cultures,
and communities.

Recognise Interconnectedness 

We honour the interconnectedness of all
elements in our world, recognising the intrinsic bonds between humanity and nature.

Champion Innovation

We lead the way in sustainable practices, we consistently forge innovative solutions to address global challenges. 

Empower Collaboration

Inspired by the ethos of unity and community, we foster collective action and collaboration as a cornerstone of our approach. 

What is ESG?

Seamlessly integrating First Nations perspectives into existing ESG frameworks at a global scale is the fundamental objective of our mission.


In harmony with First Nations' reverence for air, land, and water, FNESG is committed to fostering a sustainable coexistence with Earth's resources.

We guide businesses in reducing carbon emissions, minimising waste, conserving water, and nurturing the land that sustains us all by considering the perspectives of First Nations peoples. Recognizing the profound impact commerce has on our natural world, our platform champions environmental stewardship that advances both the planet's health and business vitality. We share a vision where every decision in business echoes the First Nations' respect for nature, creating a thriving world for today and safeguarding it for tomorrow.


Rooted in the First Nations' ethos of community and equality, FNESG promotes social practices that embrace diversity, uphold human rights, and reinforce community bonds.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive society, rich in varied backgrounds yet united in purpose, where discrimination & prejudice has no place. FNESG believes that by intertwining these deep cultural values with business strategies, companies can not only reach their financial aspirations but also forge a path to social empowerment and an equitable world for every individual.


Guided by the First Nations' consensus principle of 'one mind, one heart,' FNESG underscores the need for integrity and collective benefit in governance.

We advocate for transparency and accountability, empowering organisations to share information openly and embrace the consequences of their decisions. The three key goals of governance are transparency, accountability, and ethical decision-making. These make up the framework for decision making & operations. Our approach instils a governance framework that respects the role of each stakeholder, ensuring that ethical, clear, and principled decision-making is the bedrock upon which successful and reputable businesses stand.