• Can the financial system survive climate change?

    Ian Dunlop     |      August 29, 2021

    One of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal global response to the escalating climate crisis has been the preparedness of financial market regulators to force their regulated institutions to face up to the implications of climate risk.

  • Improving the finance sector for all Australians

    Chris Culnane     |      August 22, 2019

    Trust in our financial services has been shaken by scandals, but in a new white paper, FinFuture, researchers show how the system can be reformed to protect citizen’s financial well-being.

  • Poorer Australians need alternative loan schemes

    Lori Youmshajekian     |      July 11, 2019

    A social lending scheme could help bridge the gap between traditional lenders and government welfare for the 2.1 million Australians under high levels of financial stress.

  • Microfinance – Micro gains?

    Aimee Robinson     |      January 7, 2019

    Although microfinance is often hailed as an important step for women’s empowerment and economic independence in the developing world, research has yielded conflicting evidence on its practical effectiveness.