Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)

released 19 July 2018

Published in partnership with Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University, Benchmarking Impact 2018 is the primary source of market-based data on the composition, growth and performance of Australian impact investment products. It presents the findings from analysis of impact investment activity and performance for a data-set of 51 Australian impact investment products active at 31 December 2017, with a total product value of $5.8 billion.



released 17 July 2018

A new report ‘Lithium battery recycling in Australia’ addresses growing demand for lithium-ion technology, currently used in vast quantities in electronic and household devices.The report says that Australia could become a world leader in the re-use and recycling of lithium-ion batteries.


Bertelsmann Stiftung and Sustainable Development Solutions Network

released 9 July 2018

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It includes detailed SDG Dashboards to help identify implementation priorities for the SDGs. The report also provides a ranking of countries by the aggregate SDG Index of overall performance.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

released 09 July 2018

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture is the only publication of its kind, providing technical insight and factual information on a sector increasingly recognized as crucial for societal
success. In addition to reporting major trends and patterns observed in global fisheries and aquaculture, this edition scans the horizon for new and upcoming areas that need to be considered if we are to manage aquatic resources sustainably into the future, including cooperation through regional fisheries bodies and advances such as blockchain technology, to ensure that in delivering the SDGs we tackle the root causes of poverty and hunger while building a fairer society that leaves no one behind.


The Australia Institute

released 6 July 2018

The Audit shows current policies will reduce National Electricity Market (NEM) emissions to 22% below 2005 levels in 2019-20, effectively meaning the electricity sector has an emissions reduction target of only 4% to 2030.


The State of Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

released 3 July 2018

This Recycling Industry Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan) sets out the pathway to a safe, resilient and efficient recycling system in Victoria, where kerbside recycling services continue to be provided to households.