03 December 2019
MSDI’s education team have received two awards from the 2019 Monash Vice Chancellor’s Education and Research Awards.
02 December 2019
Nearly one in four Australians have recently experienced a form of major discrimination, while religious and racial minorities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face the highest levels of prejudice, according to the nation’s first Inclusive Australia Social Inclusion Index (IASII). The new report, conducted by researchers from BehaviourWorks Australia (BWA), part of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI), is the first of its kind to measure social inclusion across Australia.
18 November 2019
A welcome pack to counter loneliness, a home-delivered spice kit, and an aromatic pillow spray that helps the sleep-deprived to relax are just some of the entries into 2019 Leave No One Behind program. Read more to find out about this year's winners.
13 November 2019
We speak with Associate Professor Annette Bos, our Deputy Director (Education), about her love of teaching and how she guides her students to become leaders in sustainable development.
2 October 2019
A delegation from MSDI travelled to New York for the UN General Assembly week (including Climate Week and Global Goals Week), held between 20-30 September 2019. Take a look behind the scenes.
12 September 2019
Monash researchers have come together with Oxfam Australia to examine the social impact of family separation on refugee settlement in Australia, concluding that keeping families together is key.
5 September 2019
Eight Monash students are preparing to travel to New York in late September for the International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) 2019.
5 September 2019
MSDI's Associate Professor Becky Batagol has teamed up with Monash law student Maria Pirozek to bring the hugely successful the "Law Needs Feminism Because" project to Australia.
13 August 2019
Australian public servants are eager to join the world's most informed and effective public administrations and adopt new ways of developing policy and services, according to a world-first survey of nearly 400 public servants, conducted by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the NYU Governance Lab on behalf of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.
31 July 2019
Professor John Thwaites, former Victorian health minister, and chair of Monash Sustainable Development Institute speaks with Fran Kelly about a new report from the Global Health Alliance and MSDI, linking climate change with health concerns.
31 July 2019
A landmark report from Global Health Alliance Australia and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, From Townsville to Tuvalu, looks at the health impacts of climate change.
29 July 2019
National, state and territory building ministers agreed to develop stronger minimum energy standards for new houses and apartments, setting Australian homes on a path towards fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
28 July 2019
Listen as behavioural science experts, Peter Bragge and Geoff Paine from Monash Uni's BehaviourWorks Australia, join Libbi Gorr to discuss behavioural science fails.
26 July 2019
The Victorian Government has announced a raft of major reforms to tackle the crisis in Australia’s building industry arising from the use of combustible cladding.
26 July 2019
Monash University Master of Environment and Sustainability students, Luke Richards and Ridwanur Rahman have won highly competitive scholarships to attend the prestigious International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) in New York.
15 July 2019
More than 200 participants from over 25 countries have committed to making cities in the Pacific sustainable at the fifth Pacific Urban Forum in Fiji, co-hosted by MSDI and UN-Habitat.
10 July 2019
Gillian Oliver, Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Organisational & Social Informatics at Monash University, and Peter Bragge, Associate Professor, Healthcare Quality Improvement at Behaviour Works, Monash University, discuss the need for secure, controlled disposal of medical records.
10 July 2019
Monash University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Tony Capon as Director of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, commencing in October.
26 June 2019
Australia is lagging well behind other OECD nations when it comes to sustainable development, according to new research that has prompted calls for all sectors to take stronger environmental action.
23 June 2019
Choice overload – for appliances, partners, food, careers and entertainment. Does it make us satisfied or anxious? Behavioural science experts, Peter Bragge and Geoff Paine from Monash Uni's BehaviourWorks Australia, join Libbi Gorr to discuss life's choices both big and small.
12 June 2019
Australian and New Zealand public servants are invited to take a survey as part of a new project examining innovation skills and capabilities within the public sector.
10 June 2019
Professor Skinner was awarded a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in recognition of his significant service to environmental water management.
6 June 2019
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed today between the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and Monash University to advance the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) in the Asia-Pacific.
5 June 2019
ClimateWorks Australia has launched a new initiative to track the climate change and zero emissions energy pledges of Australian companies, governments and organisations in a single platform.
2 June 2019
Signs often have an effect opposite to the intention. Behavioural science experts, Peter Bragge and Geoff Paine from MSDI's BehaviourWorks Australia, join Libbi Gorr to discuss signs in our life.
15 May 2019
With more than 150 buildings spread over four campuses, Melbourne’s Monash University is in a good position to become a “living laboratory” for sustainable, zero carbon, micro-grid innovation.
15 May 2019
It’s time Australian politicians were guided by national climate change legislation.
10 May 2019
Monash business student Vladimir Slaviero has been awarded the 2019 Flourish Prize, which honours the “best-of-the-best” student stories about positive, global business innovations that can help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
30 April 2019
PhD candidate and BehaviourWorks researcher Kim Borg speaks with Triple J's Hack about the behaviours we can all adopt to reduce the impact that plastic bags have on the environment.
29 April 2019
Opinion piece by Chris Barrett Executive Director - Finance Strategy at the European Climate Foundation and Anna Skarbek, CEO of ClimateWorks Australia.
28 April 2019
Things get freaky when ... our phones are smarter than us. So, where will it all end? Behavioural science experts, Peter Bragge and Geoff Paine from MSDI's BehaviourWorks Australia, join Libbi Gorr to discuss AI in our life.
18 April 2019
Our new report outlines how Australia stands to lose, or gain, depending on its response to this new frontier in global climate policy.
16 April 2019
Monash University and Emory University have announced a partnership to conduct research into gender-responsive design of water and sanitation services for the world’s most vulnerable and marginalised living in urban informal settlements.
11 April 2019
Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI), with the support of Monash Abroad, is offering travel scholarships for Monash students to attend the 2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD 2019) in New York.
10 April 2019
Food waste, wealth inequality and social exclusion are just some of the issues our people have a problem with. Meet the MSDI team and learn what drives them to make this planet more sustainable in this brand new short video series.
6 April 2019
Local councils could save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by shifting their fleets to electric vehicles, a study by ClimateWorks Australia suggests.
5 April 2019
Leading Monash researchers have examined ways to effectively design and deliver interdisciplinary research to address grand societal challenges in a special issue of the Global Challenges journal published this week.
3 April 2019
If you’re passionate about making a difference in the world and contributing to climate solutions for Australia and our region - but you need context and contacts to help you achieve your goals, the Adam Majcher legacy program could be for you.
21 March 2019
World Water Day 2019 encourages us to "leave no one behind". It’s a sobering reminder that safe and clean access to water and sanitation is still not a right afforded to everyone, even in Australia. Dr Paul Satur explains how we could do better.
21 March 2019
Associate Professor Becky Batagol spoke with The Daily’s Victor Petrovic from 2SER about economic abuse and the hidden side of domestic violence.
18 March 2019
Australian water authorities have a history of progressing sustainable development, but working with other sectors will help the industry bring about even greater change. MSDI's Dr Paul Satur speaks with The Australian Water Association ahead of OzWater 2019.
17 March 2019
Geoff Paine and Peter Bragge from BehaviourWorks Australia join Libbi Gorr on ABC Radio Melbourne to discuss behavioural science and examine disruptions in our daily lives and how we handle them.
5 March 2019
Australia can achieve its current Paris Agreement target of 26 per cent by 2030 and the full Paris Agreement goal of net zero emissions — but policy and industry support is needed to harness the opportunities to make this happen.
4 March 2019
Anna Skarbek and Anna Malos from ClimateWorks Australia explain that with well-targeted policies across all sectors of the economy, we can get back on track and meet our Paris targets.
27 February 2019
Jarrod Grainger-Brown has been awarded a prestigious Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship allowing him to undertake a PhD at MSDI, investigating how the Sustainable Development Goals can be integrated into urban and city planning.
25 February 2019
Three Monash business students have been named finalists in the prestigious 2019 Flourish Prize, hosted by AIM2Flourish.
22 February 2019
MSDI’s executive education course - Climate change and business risk: Developing a strategic approach - is helping organisations integrate climate into their core strategies.
20 February 2019
The forum brought together university students and representatives from leading youth-led and youth-focused organisations in Australia to explore the critical role that young people play in achieving the SDGs.
20 February 2019
MSDI Chair, Professor John Thwaites speaks at the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit.
19 February 2019
A national electric vehicle fast-charging network will accelerate EV take up in Australia - Sarah Fumei from ClimateWorks Australia speaks with The Fifth Estate.
18 February 2019
Geoff Paine and Peter Bragge from BehaviourWorks Australia join Libbi Gorr for a chat about behavioural science and the awkward conversations we have whilst shopping.
Climate leaders and activists debate best course of large scale action at Sustainable Living Festival
15 February 2019
MSDI Chair Professor John Thwaites was among a line-up of global climate leaders, activists and professionals who took part in the National Sustainable Living Festival's Great Debate.
4 February 2019
MSDI's David Robertson explores what Facebook could learn from teen leaders taking action for a more sustainable future.
1 February 2019
Associate Professor Becky Batagol & Marcia Neave explain how Banks and financial service providers are failing to adequately recognise the warning signs of economic abuse and family violence experienced by customers.
14 January 2019
Pro Bono Australia speaks with Anna Skarbek, CEO of ClimateWorks Australia on how to reduce emissions and take advantage of technology to stop climate change.
2 January 2019
Associate Professor Peter Bragge speaks with ABC News Breakfast about the behavioural science behind the addiction and dangers of using mobile phones when driving.