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Sustainable Economy


The Sustainable Economy Program aims to identify options for Australia to make a rapid transition to an environmentally and socially sustainable economy. Australia has tremendous opportunity to leverage its abundant natural resources and skills in innovation to build a fair, sustainable and prosperous economy – one that provides a secure future for all Australians. Yet to do so, we need to get the policy settings right.

The Sustainable Economy Program is underpinned by an understanding of the problems caused by systemic short-termism in both the public and private sectors, and by the failure to value public goods which are hard to measure or monetise. It seeks to highlight the importance of ‘valuing what matters’ and of properly considering the long-term drivers of risk, prosperity and wellbeing.

Experts


Sam Mostyn (Board Member)

Expertise
Business & sustainable development; climate change; international development

Sam Hurley (Policy Director)

Expertise
Climate risk; international relations; economics

Professor Roy Green

Expertise
Innovation policy and management, industry and labour market analysis, business education

Professor John Wiseman

Expertise
Climate change impacts & policies; sustainability & resilience challenges & strategies; just transitions to zero carbon economy

Mark Joiner

Expertise
Business & sustainability

Kate Mackenzie

Expertise
Climate change impacts & policies; sustainability strategies; transitions to zero carbon economy

Ian Dunlop

Expertise
Climate change impacts & policies; climate security

Dr Claire Molinari

Expertise
Sustainable investment

Latest Articles


Public Forum: Building a Sustainable Economy | EVENT | 29 November 2017 | Sydney

Luisa Boll - November 2017

RSVP for free here.   When   29 November 2017 Wednesday Start 5:30pm – End 7:30pm Where Level 40 Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000 MinterEllison RSVP for...

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Directors’ Duties & Climate Risks Business Panel in Sydney | EVENT | June 2017

communications - June 2017

On June 8, CPD and EY convened an expert panel to discuss the role company directors need to play in response to climate-related risks to their business, and what this...

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Help unlock Australia’s potential – “$50 for 2017” appeal

communications - June 2017

CPD fills a big gap in Australian policy-making The political landscape of the past year could hardly have been more tumultuous at home and abroad. Throughout this uncertainty, CPD made...

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Invitation to Directors’ Duties & Climate Risks Business Panel | June 8 | Sydney

communications - June 2017

If you can join, please RSVP by Tuesday 6 June here  

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Join CPD Fellow Ian Dunlop and call for more urgent climate action now

communications - May 2017

For almost two decades, CPD Fellow Ian Dunlop has been a powerful voice advocating for both a better understanding of climate science as well as for more urgent, robust policy responses from...

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When CPD set out on this work in early 2016, we began with the premise that performance and leadership on sustainability-related risks in the Australian corporate sector were lagging –

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CPD’s recent work on climate change has focused on the implications of a changing climate for Australia’s national security. Our agenda-setting report The Longest Conflict (2015)

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We are currently undertaking new research to map Commonwealth and Victorian grants and programs that promote sustainable agriculture and food systems and biodiversity enhancement on private land.

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In 2016 we released a discussion paper by CPD Research Associate Alexander Marks on the future of Australia’s electricity system.

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Between 2011 and 2014 the Sustainable Economy Program completed a major research series on Australia’s marine economy, including a comprehensive assessment of the economic..

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