ClimateWorks Australia

ClimateWorks Australia is an independent, non-profit organisation established in 2009 through a partnership between Monash University and The Myer Foundation, focused on addressing climate change in ways that are compatible with continued economic growth. We partner with business, government, investors and other organisations to analyse opportunities to substantially reduce carbon emissions while maintaining economic growth. We work closely with stakeholders to identify barriers to change, and the enablers to overcome them. We engage extensively with key decision makers to ensure our research is widely understood, and translate our approach for different audiences to maximise its reach.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that ClimateWorks Australia partner with


Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation was established as an independent public foundation in 1923 by the Lord Lord Mayor of the day, Sir John Swanson. The Foundation is a community foundation that holds funds from bequests and donations. 75% of our granting is focused on four impact areas: Homelessness & Affordable housing, Education and Employment (youth and older people focus); Sustainable Melbourne (food, water and sustainable energy focus) and Healthy and Cohesive Community. 25 % of granting is donor advised, some within the impact areas. The corpus of the Foundation is Aus $220 million. The Foundation supports not for profit social enterprise in our four impact areas and has a partnership with Social Traders Australia to support social enterprise development. The Foundation has an allocation of 1.5 – 2.5% to social impact investing within its investment policy and has established an affordable housing loan fund with SEFA of AUD 3 million and invested in another equity impact investment. The Foundation applies and Ethical Investment Policy to its investments.

On-going/Past projects

Pathways to Prosperity

By ClimateWorks Australia

Provides development project solutions across Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands to achieve lowest emissions development alongside the Sustainable Development Goals’ program.

Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation