Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing

School of Business and Law
Dr Lan Sun


Profitability was once the top agenda for many in the finance sector. But today there is a growing awareness of the world's environmental, social and governance challenges. There is also a growth in socially responsible and sustainable investments in the financial markets, for example green bonds, low-carbon investments and companies with disclosure of climate-related information, have been favoured by many investors. This project will investigate to what extent investors can generate return through investing in companies who are doing good and being socially and economically responsible. The purpose is to address the importance of sustainability and social responsibility in finance.

Economics| Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Sustainable finance, Impact investing, ESG Integration (environmental, social and governance)
From September 2019


This project is associated with the International Engaged Research Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction in tuition fees for eligible international students.

Other special notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support research higher degree student project costs, and to support national and international conference presentations. This includes:

For doctoral candidates:

  • up to $6,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $4,500 for Conference Travel Support

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