Organisational sustainability

The governance, structures and policies of the University must support its culture, values and goals.

Organisational sustainability requires:

  • effective commitment to the advancement and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including the governance to oversee action against these commitments;
  • effective commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including the governance to oversee action against key goals;
  • new structures to support cross-campus action, large multi-party programs and projects, and major infrastructure or system changes;
  • coordinated governance structures to ensure effective oversight and alignment of controlled and associated entities, joint ventures and alliances to meet strategic goals; and, also,
  • creation of ‘loose’ organisational means to encourage new ideas and new ventures to start-up before being incorporated into ‘standard’ governance mechanisms.

Organisational sustainability will be assessed by:

  • performance against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Framework goals;
  • performance against key goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as reported through the Environmental and Social Governance Statement and overseen by Monash University Council;
  • increased numbers of, and success in, cross-campus programs and major multi-party research and education projects and programs;
  • successful implementation of major infrastructure or system change;
  • range and diversity of new ideas and ventures nurtured through to approval and implementation; and
  • effective communication of outcomes from major initiatives to internal and external communities.