The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) is a university research institute that creates change towards sustainable futures by conducting independent project based research for Australian and international clients.
We draw on a range of methods and tools from different disciplines, creating practical solutions to real world problems. Our research spans ten broad research areas and we have been involved in several large groundbreaking research projects.
The operators of Australia’s electricity networks are advised to prepare for the future by recognising and rewarding local energy, or risk disruptive change as the country’s energy system undergoes an unprecedented transformation, argues the Institute for Sustainable Futures in a new issues paper.
Several of our researchers have recently been recognized for both the quality of their work and their personal dedication to creating change towards a sustainable future.
Nicky Ison was nominated in the Young Leader category of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence awards.
From Shostakovich to Midnight Oil, music and musicians have historically played an important role in instigating social change and pushing progressive agendas. Their harmonies and lyrics have inspired action and infuriated politicians for several centuries – and continue to do so today.