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Research

Advancing business for a better tomorrow

Our research seeks to grow sustainability mindsets and practices and make sustainability a core part of organisational strategy.

Our research seeks to grow sustainability mindsets and practices and make sustainability a core part of organisational strategy.

The strength of our School and the broader University give the Centre access to leading-edge research in many aspects of business and sustainability – allowing us to translate evidence-based findings into actionable insights for any organisation.

We work with single or multiple enterprises on mission-based research projects that provide leaders with new and practical solutions to specific challenges and advances our global knowledge and scholarship.

Some of our Experts

Leaders from business, government and not-for-profits - in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region - draw on experts from our Centre and School to better understand and navigate sustainability challenges and opportunities.

JAMES FREDERICKSON
James is a Professor of Accounting at Melbourne Business School. In this video, he looks at how a company's activities in corporate social responsibility and its disclosures affect share market values, and how investors' social value orientation affects their investment judgements.
Kwanghui Lim
Kwanghui is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Melbourne Business School. In this video, he looks at how a 100-year-old Taiwanese firm has become more sustainable over a decade by embracing new technology and creating an enzyme to breakdown product waste.
BRANDON LEE
Brandon is an Associate Professor Business Strategy at Melbourne Business School. In this video, he discusses ideas around collective action and social movements to inform our understanding of how markets are formed and the dynamics that occur through that process.

Industry Engagement

Our Centre collaborates across a range of sectors to help unleash leaders and ideas for a more environmentally sustainability future. Contact us to find out more.

  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • International Development

Training NAB bankers to have climate change conversations

Over the next two years, Melbourne Business School is training cohorts of National Australia Bank corporate and institutional bankers to have climate change conversations with clients. This work aims to help inform client low carbon transition plans, helping them to reduce their climate risks and explore related opportunities.

Centre for Sustainability and Business Finance Sector

Sustainability leaders, roundtable and strategic support

In 2021, the Centre has undertaken a range of activities to aid and support sustainability initiatives in healthcare - a sector that contributes approximately 8 percent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, has significant service, cost and resourcing pressures and that is fundamentally changing with the rise of more patient-centred, preventative and sustainable models of care. We are proud to have brought together sector sustainability leaders earlier this year, and to be currently working with a number of organisations flowing from this important dialogue.

Centre for Sustainability and Business Finance Sector

Executive Roundtable on Cross Sector Partnerships

In July 2019, the Centre hosted the Executive Roundtable on Cross Sector International Development Partnerships.

Bringing together 18 executives across the corporate, NGO, philanthropic, government and academia/medical research communities, the Roundtable set the stage for ongoing research and discussion to drive collaborative efforts towards sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific.

The centre is supporting an ongoing working group and looks forward to hosting the next edition of the Roundtable.

Centre for Sustainability and Business Healthcare

Research Insight

road with green trees on one side and brown trees on another side

Dark side of bright vision?

Ambitious environmental goals in a firm’s vision statement can spur action and pride. But can poor follow-up offset those benefits by confusing employees about the firm’s goals?

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Man playing giant chess in a green courtyard

Context matters: The link between green product strategy and financial performance

Green product strategy can enhance financial performance, but often doesn’t. How do the most successful firms match their execution to their context?

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Partnering for sustainability

Achieving sustainability often requires accessing capabilities and changing routines that span firm boundaries. How should firms pick partners and manage relationships to maximise business and sustainability outcomes?

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