About us

Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI)

As one of the leading interdisciplinary research and education institutes for sustainable development around the globe, Monash Sustainable Development Institute is driven to find real solutions to some of the most significant challenges facing our world today.

Our purpose is to advance the wellbeing of people and planet, for current and future generations. To do this, we bring together Monash University’s leading researchers and educators – the very best of the best – to focus on large-scale, interdisciplinary projects that address global issues aligned to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Whether we’re making progress here or overseas, all of our work connects with the Sustainable Development Goals, and is united by a common purpose – to make a bigger impact around the world.

Learn more about our Research Capabilities and Sustainable Development Education Program.

Monash Faculties

Leave No One Behind recognises the important role that every discipline plays in solving some of the world's most pressing problems such as social inclusion and sustainable development. Often, entrepreneurship competitions and programs are more accessible for students studying science, engineering or medicine. While technological innovation is essential, we believe anyone can be an entrepreneur, which is why Leave No One Behind is open to students across all Faculties. The program is a unique opportunity for students to harness their skills for positive social impact, no matter what degree they are studying. Skills like critical and creative thinking, navigating power dynamics and systems change are all essential for world changing innovation.

Grameen Australia

We are proud to be partnering with Grameen Australia in the delivery of Leave No One Behind. Grameen Australia promotes, supports and develops social businesses as a way of solving entrenched social problems. With the support of Grameen Australia, shortlisted participants can access a network of experienced business leaders and investors for mentoring and guidance.

Chair of Grameen Australia, Peter Hunt AM, is one of our Leave No One Behind judging panel and mentors.