SFH will use its independence and expertise to support policymakers and finance leaders to lift the ambition, coverage and equity of the sustainable finance transition.
Welcome to the Sustainable Finance Hub (SFH) at Melbourne Climate Futures (MCF), a multidisciplinary initiative at the University of Melbourne. We are a team of researchers and practitioners who are passionate about advancing sustainable finance in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
Sustainable finance is the practice of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into financial system decision-making. It aims to align the financial system with the goals of sustainable development and climate action, while also enhancing financial performance and resilience.
At SFH, we believe that sustainable finance can be a powerful driver of positive change for communities, governments and the economy. We conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research on sustainable finance and its impacts, develop tools and frameworks to support practitioners and policymakers, and engage and educate decision-makers to enable them to adopt science-informed approaches to sustainable financing.
We are eager to work with partners within and beyond the University.
What we do and how we do it will catalyse change in the sustainable finance system
Deepen understanding of distributional and systemic effects
Support Asia-Pacific capability and network building
Prioritise neglected and important actors
Model true interdisciplinarity: finance, law, climate science, biodiversity, energy, health++
Persistently focus on solutions that are appropriate to crises
Deploy cutting-edge research methods