Sustainability and the environment
This report presents an update on CSIRO’s global megatrends out to 2042, with the view to guide long-term investment, strategic and policy directions across government, industry, the not-for-profit sector and the broader Australian community.
This project is funded by the Victorian government's Recycling Victoria Innovation Fund as part of the Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC), and aims to support Victoria’s circular economy policy and action plan. This progress report describes the development of prototype Theories of Change (ToC)...
The relationship between population and climate change is complex. This paper reviews the evidence, and includes unique insights by lead author Ian Lowe, who has been involved in climate policy and research in Australia from its very beginning in the 1980s.
The purpose of this report is to consider emerging global best practice for standards on climate risk disclosure regimes and how they might be adopted into the incoming mandatory regime in New Zealand.
This publication provides an overview of academic and professional literature relating to sustainability practices in the library and information sector in Australia and overseas.
This report explores how the New Zealand government how is demonstrating its commitment to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This briefing paper provides practical and strategic guidance for how organisations can overcome some of the challenges that are preventing climate change action and how they can find ways to implement a net zero strategy.
This paper identifies and describes international trends in sustainability reporting to promote discussion around the potential role of government in laying the foundations for an effective sustainability reporting regime, which would facilitate sustainable transitions in Aotearoa New Zealand.
This survey explores the views of general partners and limited partners in responsible investment among global private equity firms.
Transforming the health system for sustainability: environmental leadership through a value-based health care strategy
Health systems are at the forefront of responding to the impacts of climate change. This paper argues that this will require strong leadership within the health sector, supported by innovative, evidence-based and practice informed strategies that support the sustainability of a healthy Australia.
This review was promoted by longstanding reports of dysfunction with Fish and Game. It has provided an opportunity to review an organisation that has changed little since its establishment 30 years ago.
This report puts forward recommendations for companies to achieve effective stakeholder governance to assist them in dealing with the impact that stakeholder capitalism might have.
Lean practices using building information modeling (BIM) and digital twinning for sustainable construction
This investigation aims to find out the recent efforts of utilizing BIM for lean purposes in the last decade by critically reviewing the published literature and identifying dominant clusters of research topics.
The implementation of lean construction and six sigma concepts in light brick installation: a case study in Cordova apartment project
Sustainability has become a significant issue this decade, and construction companies are required to be able to manage their resources effectively and efficiently through the completion of environmentally friendly projects. The purpose of this study is to minimize waste in light brick installation using lean...
Sustainability and interoperability: an economic study on BIM implementation by a small civil engineering firm
In the area of civil engineering, due to the local nature of many of the software tools used, interoperability problems are frequent, with few studies addressing the economic impact of this, especially in small engineering firms. The main contribution of this paper is a design...
We need to make collective decisions to improve the long-term prospects of all New Zealanders in a post-Covid world — but what are the most critical issues we will face, and how can we best address them? This report builds on previous papers from the...
This report highlights how business can play an essential role in influencing employee, customer and sector mobility options. The report provides examples of business using mobility tools to provide economic savings, improve employee health and wellbeing, and reduce GHG emissions.
In this report, the legislation that has helped to drive greater energy efficiency is evaluated as well as recommendations to improve it. This includes ways to cut more energy and address resource efficiency to stop the UK getting through electronics at such an unsustainable rate...