21 Aug 2018
Modelling should be a chance to test your assumptions, not just confirm them.
1 Aug 2018
Apply for one of 25 places in the award-winning Green Steps sustainability leadership program.
1 Aug 2018
Offering free lightweight plastic bags causes excessive plastic use, while banning lightweight bags can increase the use of heavier plastic bags (such as bin liners). Coles’ decision brings out the worst of both worlds.
31 July 2018
Professor Rod Glover and other Monash experts discuss how profit and ethical behaviour are no longer mutually exclusive in the business world – they must go hand-in-hand.
30 July 2018
MSDI Chair, Professor John Thwaites speaks with Humans of Purpose podcast about MSDI, the SDGs, climate change, behaviour change and more.
26 July 2018
MSDI Director, Professor Rebekah Brown featured in Cosmos Magazine for the launch of Nature Sustainability Australia.
26 July 2018
If you’re opting out of My Health Records, you’re opting in to “business as usual”. So it’s important to know what the current system looks like.
19 July 2018
While comedy can certainly soften a message, can it really change our behaviour?
16 July 2018
Kim Borg from BehaviourWorks Australia speaks Radio Adelaide about the plastic waste problem.
13 July 2018
Professor Dave Griggs and Associate Professor Liam Smith have proposed a new system for distributing wealth more evenly and help to balance social inequalities.
13 July 2018
Single-use plastics are convenient, but it’s time to phase them out.
13 July 2018
Liam Smith, Director of BehaviourWorks Australia, speaks with 6PR Perth.
11 July 2018
Australia is performing worse than most other advanced countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the global SDG Index.
10 July 2018
PhD candidate Conor Wynn speaks with Channel 10 news in Sydney about why the share bike concept has failed in Australia.
3 July 2018
Energy standards in Australia’s National Construction Code must be urgently upgraded if new buildings are to be fit and ready for a zero carbon future, according to a new report prepared by ClimateWorks Australia and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council.
19 June 2018
Australia needs to embrace transformative change if it's to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. But what is transformative change and how do we achieve it?
14 June 2018
Professionals across local government, water corporations and water catchment authorities have come together for a series of 16 Masterclasses run by Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) to explore best practice in Integrated Water Management (IWM).
14 June 2018
Australia’s electric vehicle industry grew slightly last year, according to this new report, released by the Electric Vehicle Council and ClimateWorks Australia.
15 May 2018
ClimateWorks Australia and Seed Advisory have released a new report with recommendations designed to improve transparency, oversight and representation of customer interests in electricity network access requirements.
30 April 2018
The outstanding work undertaken by the student-founded SDSN Youth over the past three years has been acknowledged with an unexpected $1 million in philanthropic funding for the initiative.
12 April 2018
Three units taught by the broad team of Monash Sustainable Development Institute educators have been acknowledged as ‘outstanding’ in terms of overall satisfaction over 2017/18.
10 April 2018
Smart Phones, Dumb People: BehaviourWorks Australia showcases behavioural science at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
5 April 2018
MSDI business student named 2018 Aim2Flourish winner for Sustainable Development Goal #7
29 March 2018
Findings on joint research carried out by Oxfam Australia, Oxfam Sri Lanka and Monash University, on the participation of rural women in agriculture across three districts of Sri Lanka has been released.
28 March 2018
Four teams have been awarded prize money to help launch their innovative social business ideas in Monash University’s inaugural Leave No One Behind student entrepreneurship competition.
27 March 2018
MSDI has welcomed 18 new PhD candidates to Monash University as part of the Behaviour Change Graduate Industry Research Partnership (GRIP).
26 March 2018
Nobel Peace Prize laureate launches his new book outlining a vision for tackling inequality, unemployment and environmental degradation.
23 March 2018
Leaders and decision makers from over 200 government, business, civil society, academic and youth organisations from across Australia gathered in Melbourne in March 2018 for the second Australian SDG Summit.
22 March 2018
World Water Day 2018 asks, “How can we use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century – floods, droughts and water pollution?”
19 March 2018
Monash University has signed partnership agreements with three of the Asia Pacific’s most highly regarded universities - Hasanuddin University (UNHAS) in Indonesia; and, Fiji National University (FNU) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji - for the Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) program.
12 March 2018
Chloe Munro AO will work across multiple faculties and institutes to advance energy policy research, natural resources policy, and to link research to the needs of industry and government.
5 March 2018
One of the reasons why some companies fail in their expansions, is that their business models don’t sufficiently account for differences in consumers’ habits.
1 March 2018
ClimateWorks to map international and national pathways towards more sustainable land and food systems.
26 February 2018
Monash University has just signed a five-year research collaboration agreement with world-leading centre in genomic discovery and understanding, the Wellcome Sanger Institute for the Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments program.
16 February 2018
Do we have the capability to reverse global warming within a meaningful time frame?
15 February 2018
Paper on exploratory modelling for long term planning is featured in a special issue of Energy Research and Social Science.
Report: The Bottom Line – household impacts of delaying improved energy requirements in the Building Code
8 February 2018
Australia can cost-effectively strengthen residential energy efficiency standards in the Building Code and cut heating and cooling energy use by up to 51 per cent.
25 January 2018
MSDI is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Deputy Directors in the areas of Research, Enterprise and Education.
25 January 2018
To understand Australian culture and see why it’s problematic for share-bikes, let’s compare it to one of our neighbours – Singapore.
17 January 2018
If we deal with why people are behaving badly, then we’ll see fewer of these bikes stuck up trees or clogging rivers.
2 January 2018
The 2017 MSDI Annual Activity Report is now available to view and download.
28 November 2017
This partnership will greatly assist RISE to streamline implementation and move through to effective policy dialogue with a wide network of international institutions and organisations.
23 November 2017
The largest opportunity to reduce gas demand exists in industry, through improved energy efficiency as a result of reusing waste heat and upgrading boilers.
20 November 2017
Children participate in RISE community consultation by designing their ideal neighbourhood
17 November 2017
To contribute to the global 16 Days of Activism campaign against Gender-based Violence, a launching event of a research project on “Transforming Harmful Social Norms in the Solomon Islands” was held on November 14th, 2017 at the Queen Victoria Women’s Trust Centre in Melbourne.
8 November 2017
As the planet’s resources continue to diminish, we must look to research, innovation and collaboration to deliver a sustainable world for future generations. Monash researchers and industry experts offer insights into the known solutions that will create a sustainable future.
2 November 2017
The Climate Alliance Business Leadership Awards recognise Australian business executives and organisations that have demonstrated leadership by addressing the opportunities or risks presented by climate change.
31 October 2017
Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) is supporting the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
20 October 2017
Twenty-one students representing nine teams have been shortlisted for the final stage of the inaugural Leave No One Behind social business competition.
19 October 2017
Four Monash academics – including Monash Sustainable Development Institute Director Rebekah Brown – have been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. The honour is in recognition of their distinguished contributions to their disciplines and to society.
13 October 2017
Professor Dave Griggs speaks with the Australian Conservation Foundation
10 October 2017
Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said the Net Zero initiative was the most ambitious project of its kind undertaken by an Australian university.