In-house investment management
Advancing prosperity: 5 year productivity review
If Australia is to continue to grow its economy and increase individual prosperity, productivity policy should focus on key emerging trends like the shift towards service industries, according to this final report of the 5-year Productivity Inquiry.
The state of net zero investment
Australia has all the potential ingredients to attract investment across the economy necessary to achieve a vibrant, net-zero emissions economy by 2050. This report demonstrates how Australian institutional investors are acting on climate risk and opportunities.
Trends, investor types and drivers of renewable energy FDI
Recently, foreign direct investment (FDI) in renewable energy has been on a rising trend, while FDI activity in fossil fuels has started showing some signs of a possible slowdown. Although the changing geopolitical context might have implications for the development of these trends, the findings...
5-year Productivity Inquiry: a competitive, dynamic and sustainable future - interim report
The Productivity Inquiry focuses on the enablers of productivity growth in a modern, market-based, service-oriented world. This fourth interim report investigates how policy can address key challenges and opportunities facing the business environment.
Australia’s semiconductor national moonshot
This report lay out a vision for Australia to secure its place in the global semiconductor industry.
Integrating child rights across the ASX
This report shows there is an overwhelming lack of attention being given by Australian companies on the impacts their business has on children, with less than 1% having a specific commitment to respecting children’s rights further than just child labour.
Breaking down the barriers to Industry 4.0 in the north
Innovation in northern Australia is thriving. It’s not clear why there’s a culture of innovation in the north, and perhaps that represents a focus for social research. This special report highlights how innovators in the north are at the leading edge of the fourth industrial...
Foreign investment in Australia: Australian big business is not Australian at all
The purpose of this paper is to revisit some earlier work that attempted to estimate the proportion of the mining industry that is foreign owned. This was made possible with access to the Bloomberg Professional Terminal database that gives corporate ownership by geographic region.
Regenerate and restore: a circular economy discussion paper for investors
This paper argues that a circular economy may present a considerable opportunity for institutional investors in financial returns, climate solutions and emissions reductions, and other parts of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations.
Securing future innovation and global competitiveness in NSW: green paper
The New South Wales government encourages all interested parties to participate in setting the direction of industry policies for the state by responding to the questions included in this green paper.
Capitalising on the lithium-ion waste resource challenge in South Australia
The electric vehicle (EV) revolution promises a future of low-emissions transportation and is essential if Australia is to meet its climate obligations. However, it is creating challenges too. This report explores how lithium-ion battery waste can be recycled and transformed into valuable commodities and argues...
International investment implications of Russia’s war against Ukraine
The Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine is primarily a human tragedy. It also has manifold implications for global policy-making. This report seeks to inform the international investment policy community hosted at the OECD about: the main implications for investment policy; measures, impacts and trends that...
Changing pathways for Australian gas: a 1.5°C scenario analysis of new Australian gas projects
While this report focuses on the risks to Australian gas projects, there are also opportunities for Australian energy companies in the transition to net-zero emissions. The ability of oil and gas producers to successfully transform their business and tap into these opportunities is another important...
An investment-led strategy for building Australia-India economic relations
Australia needs to emphasise investment with India to properly unlock the synergies between the two economies. This report identifies three specific strategies for realising this goal: promoting Australia private sector investment into India, the encouragement of joint ventures in global value chains, and the alignment...
Facts over fiction: debunking gas industry spin
For decades, the Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry has claimed that gas is clean, affordable and compatible with global decarbonisation goals. This report has been prepared to rebut the LNG industry’s claims with reputable data, analysis and insights.
The NSW industry development framework
This document outlines a structured approach to developing and evaluating ideas and implementing policies that deliver more and better jobs, globally competitive industries, and a resilient economy in New South Wales.
Money talks: stockmarket listings of fossil fuel and electrification mineral companies
This briefing note tallies up new listings on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) over the year to 31 October 2021, outlining how many fossil fuel companies have listed compared to resource companies focused on electrification minerals.
The now frontier: developing Australia's space industry
This inquiry report finds that while Australia has some manufacturing and technological capabilities that can contribute to the space sector, this will need to be more strategically developed and grown to sustain an industry.
Smells like animal spirits: the effect of corporate sentiment on investment
Company-level investment is very sensitive to changes in the new sentiment indicator, even controlling for fundamentals, such as current and expected profits, as well as measures of company-level uncertainty. This paper explores the mechanisms that link investment to sentiment.
Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province: a vanguard for advancing the Australia-Vietnam economic relationship
Ba Ria-Vung Tau (BVRT) province is an emerging economic hub in Vietnam, with new developments in infrastructure that make it a competitive destination for Australian investment. This report suggests that Western Australia in particular has a unique opportunity to boost ties, having signed a memorandum...
Stronger ag sector, stronger regions
This paper considers how the agriculture sector can leverage stimulatory regional investment to ensure enduring economic stability and social benefits by establishing a virtuous cycle of beneficial impacts.
Building a green recovery
The UK government has committed to securing a 'green recovery' from COVID-19. But the package of policies it has announced so far has been modest compared with other countries, while some of the policies it has announced have been poorly designed and implemented. This report...
Private equity’s ESG journey: from compliance to value creation
This survey explores the views of general partners and limited partners in responsible investment among global private equity firms.
A just green recovery from COVID-19
The COVID-19 recovery window offers a rare opportunity to transform economies and accelerate the green transition. This paper examines green recovery measures through the lens of a 'just transition'. The authors highlight promising examples of just and green recovery measures in various countries, and suggest...
South Australian government Aboriginal Affairs action plan 2021-22
This strategy document focuses on creating opportunities for Aboriginal employment, establishing more Aboriginal-owned and operated businesses and improving the quality and efficiency of service delivery to Aboriginal South Australians.