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Business investment

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Working paper

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...
Report

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.
Policy report

Australia’s semiconductor national moonshot

This report lay out a vision for Australia to secure its place in the global semiconductor industry.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Discussion paper

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.
Discussion paper

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.
Discussion paper

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.
Report

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...
Report

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...
Report

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...
Report

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...
Report

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.
Strategy

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.
Briefing paper

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.
Report

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.
Discussion paper

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.
Report

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...
Report

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.
Policy report

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...