Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation is committed to developing and incubating solutions that ensure an equitable transition to a more sustainable future.
The Australian economy has one of the highest standards of living in the world1 and almost 30 years of uninterrupted growth.2 However, this relative success comes with increasingly alarming social and environmental costs. Economic development driven primarily by fossil fuels in advanced economies like Australia, has led to global climate change.
Australia is close to transgressing at least five of nine planetary boundaries3, is experiencing the collapse of 19 ecosystems4 and is going in the wrong direction on 23 of 52 Sustainable Development Goal indicators.5 This is unsustainable and an urgent economic shift is needed to ensure a thriving future for people, place and planet.
The Foundation is working towards achieving the following Outcomes:
Relevant skills and capabilities, including social entrepreneurship, are increased.
Quality jobs in clean, digital and caring industries are created for all job seekers.
Enable our transition to an inclusive and sustainable economy that serves people and planet.
Click on each of the Outcomes below for further information.