Green Lab is Monash Business School’s hub for interdisciplinary and applied research on climate change and sustainability. Experts in economics, finance, and law work together with partners in government, industry, and civil society to address our most pressing environmental challenges.
Green Lab’s current research themes include:
- Climate and sustainability governance
- Optimal adaptation to climate change impacts
- Realising circular economy and sustainable supply chains in practice.
Green Lab contributes to Monash University’s research focus on climate change as a challenge of the age in the university’s Impact 2030 strategy. Members also work closely with Energy Lab and support Pacific Action on Climate Transitions (PACT).
Group objectives View
Green Lab’s objective is to engage in rigorous, applied, inter-disciplinary and impactful research on climate change and sustainability that contributes to improved policy and regulatory settings and changed social and organisational behaviours in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
- Collaborate across Monash Business School disciplines including Economics, Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Law.
- Engage strategically with government, industry and civil society stakeholders to co-design and develop new research activities in response to emerging issues and to apply research findings in practice.
- Work closely with Energy Lab and with colleagues in other faculties and centres across Monash University.
- Actively support the Monash-Fiji National University (FNU) Joint Centre on Climate Change in the Pacific, through research and capacity-building projects addressing climate change in Fiji and the Pacific.
Our research View
Green Lab is currently focusing on three research themes:
Group members View
Quick reads View
- Anita Foerster, Clearer rules on reporting companies' climate risks could soon put us on a path to decarbonising corporate Australia The Conversation, 19 December 2022
- Brendan Sydes, Anita Foerster and Laura Schuijers, The Greens’ climate trigger policy could become law. Experts explain how it could help cut emissions and why we should be cautious The Conversation, 2 August 2022
- Anita Foerster, Alice Bleby and Anne Kallies, Four lessons for the Albanese Government in making its climate targets law. We can’t afford to get this wrong, The Conversation, 25 July 2022
- Brett McDonnell, Hari Osofsky, Jacqueline Peel and Anita Foerster, Green Boardrooms, Oxford University Business Law Blog, 1 July 2021
- Anita Foerster, Alice Bleby and Anne Kallies, A great start, but still not enough: Why Victoria’s new climate target isn’t as ambitious as it sounds, The Conversation, 10 May 2021
- Anke Leroux, Are we thinking about water conservation all wrong? Impact, 18 March 2021
- Param Silvapulle, Natalia Bailey, Anke Leroux, Mervyn Silvapulle and Sisira Jayasuriya, How climate change could threaten Victoria’s wheat crops, Impact, 15 February 2022
- The Impact of Climate Change on Extension and Adoption, Orm Resource Toolkit; 7 March 2022; based on research by Param Silvapulle, Natalia Bailey, Anke Leroux, Mervyn Silvapulle and Sisira Jayasuriya
- Anke Leroux and Guillaume Roger, The clean economy: solving the energy equation, Thought Capital podcast, 25 July 2022
- Amrik Sohal, Anke Leroux and Diane Kraal, Adapt, or learn to live in a dirty economy, Thought Capital podcast, 4 October 2022
- Wang-Sheng Lee, Climate Change Research - Where Can Social Scientists Add Value? CDES Blog, 30 August 2022
- Wang-Sheng Lee, Economists and Work on Climate Change, CDES Blog, 24 January 2022.
- David Johnston, Andrew Ireland and Rachel Knott, Feeling the heat: how our workplaces will become more dangerous Impact, 12 August 2022
- Michelle Escobar Carias, David Johnston, Rohan Sweeney and Rachel Knott, How rising temperatures impact our economic preferences, Impact,17 May 2022.
- Xin Ma, Unearthing the hidden emissions lurking in supply chains, Impact, 13 September 2022
- Anita Foerster, Mukesh Garg and Michael Spencer, Submission to the Australian Government Treasury Consultation on Climate-related Financial Disclosure, 17 February 2023
- Anita Foerster and Alice Bleby, Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications – Climate Change Bill 2022, August 2022.