In 2022 Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) published “A transitions report for Australia: Pathways to future proof the Australian textiles and fashion industry”, consolidating four years of learnings and stakeholder engagement on the context, challenges and pathways for achieving a circular textile economy. The report provides seven cohesive pathways for transitioning the textiles industry towards sustainability, with priorities for impact, solutions and a map to implement those ideas. The report’s expertise has generated positive feedback from government, and local and international fashion industry representatives, and provided MSDI with an invitation to contribute leadership momentum within the diverse national fashion and textile network. The next step calls for formalising an action network for collaboration.
Jointly organised by Monash University Malaysia and the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB), the State of Sustainability in the Malaysian Private Sector Roundtable was held to discuss the findings of the Malaysia Businesses Sustainability Pulse Report 2022. The roundtable was attended by participants from Bursa Malaysia, Matrade, MDeC, HSBC Amanah, TCS, Sarawak Energy, Monash SoB and Nottingham, and explored how public and private sectors and academic institutions can best collaborate to help drive a local sustainability agenda.