Sustainable development

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Net positive development
Guide

Integrated approaches in action: a companion to the international good practice principles for sustainable infrastructure

This collection of case studies illustrates some of the salient aspects of the International good practice principles for sustainable infrastructure. Documenting integrated approaches in action, it provides real-world examples of the good practices set out in the principles. The report presents ten case studies with...
Briefing paper

Accelerating a just transition to smart, sustainable cities

Smart cities collect and use data to better manage resources, provide services and allocate assets. This policy brief explores both the potential benefits and the negative consequences of the smart city approach to the governance of sustainability transitions.
Journal article

The sustainable housing question: on the role of interpersonal, impersonal and professional trust in low-carbon retrofit decisions by homeowners

Trust is critical for facilitating energy transitions in both general and market exchange, and most particularly in consumer engagement. This paper demonstrates the various roles that modes of trust have in the decision-making process, and how tailoring domestic low-carbon retrofit campaigns and services to different...
Report

Global competitiveness report: special edition 2020

The deep economic recession triggered by COVID-19 continues to have profound economic and social consequences. This report aims to support the recovery strategies of policy-makers, calling for a holistic approach, encompassing several policy areas and establishing synergies across different reform objectives.
Working paper

Global development cooperation in a COVID-19 world

This paper lays out the urgency for new methods of development cooperation that can deliver resource transfers at scale, oriented to addressing climate change and with transparency and better governance.
Report

The implications of COVID-19 for leadership on sustainability: reflections and discussions

The scale and pace of COVID-related transformations have led to a need for many businesses to re-strategise and to keep adapting. Over September and October 2020, CISL initiated a series of conversations to explore the implications of these challenges and transformations for business action on...
Report

Sustainable Urban Development Assessment (SUDA)

This summary document presents an overview of the results obtained from the Sustainable Urban Development Assessment (SUDA), presenting highlights and interesting trends, as well as lessons learned and recommendations, which can be used to inform future actions.
Policy report

Avoiding a Pacific lost decade: financing the Pacific’s COVID-19 recovery

This policy briefing argues that Australia should establish a $2 billion COVID-19 Pacific recovery financing facility, and advocate for other parts of the international community to increase their own contributions, to help the Pacific recover from the worst economic shock in the region’s modern history.
Report

Inquiry into tackling climate change in Victorian communities: final report

This inquiry report examines what urban, rural and regional communities in Victoria are doing to tackle climate change, and how the Victorian government could better support these communities.
Strategy

Australian sustainable finance roadmap

The challenges and threats Australia’s financial system is facing include a warming climate, increasing extreme weather events, biodiversity loss, and a society under economic pressure with rising inequality, meaning there is an urgency with which action needs to be taken. The recommendations in this roadmap...