While the public sector and public finance will be core to the implementation of the SDGs, it is widely acknowledged that the private sector and capital markets must also play a key role. This report furthers SDGs 8, 12 and 17 by seeking to inspire major players in the investment value chain to build a market for mainstream SDG investments, with enough scale, liquidity and diversification to attract large institutional investors and finance a broad set of private- and public-sector activities in support of the SDGs.
This research contributes to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 12 (responsible production and consumption). Using a multiple-scale socio–economic water cycling model, the impacts of water price reform, water reallocation schemes, and industrialization processes on water resources utilization are analysed in north-western China.

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 48-53.

Furthering goal 11, this paper seeks to demonstrate that while the recentralization of urban governance has some potential to generate more sustainable human settlement patterns, it is less likely to foster sustainable and socially just transitions within cities.

Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 195, 10 September 2018, Pages 1047-1056.

This article advances goals 7 and 9 by outlining how energy can be generated from cashew industrial waste to achieve cleaner energy production in Burkina Faso. Nominated in September 2018 for the Elsevier Atlas Award.
Infrastructure is a global multi-trillion dollar market presenting many opportunities and risks for sustainable development. This article aims to foster better conceptualisation of the connections and tensions between infrastructure policy and public health in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially ‘good health and wellbeing’ (number 3) and ‘industry, innovation and infrastructure’ (number 9), based on findings from interviews with a purposive sample of senior practicing Australian infrastructure policy makers.

Energy Economics, Volume 33, Issue 4, July 2011, Pages 665-673.

This article advances goals 7 and 9 by demonstrating the need for appropriate carbon prices to incentivise firms to innovate new energy technologies in a market economy.
This article contributes to goals 9 and 12 by examining the role of sustainable chemistry in advancing enviornmental innvoation in the cosmetics industry.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 140-145.

This article contributes to goals 9 and 12 by discussing the approaches and tools used by the chemical industry to support the SDGs.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 130-136.

Advancing goals 9 and 12, this article proposes the tools required by sustainable green chemisty to bridge the gap between technical feasibility and efficiency, and social preferences and values.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 154-157.


To advance goals 9 and 12, this article reviews Chilean policies on sustainability, as well as academic efforts related to green chemistry.