Sustainability Research & Innovation

The Sustainability Research & Innovation (SRI) Congress will be a unique gathering to connect those at the forefront of sustainability science, innovation, funding, communication and implementation across sectors and disciplines.

  • SRI will be the first of a congress series that will be the home for sustainability knowledge and practice around the world.
  • SRI will provide unprecedented opportunities for career development, active participation and learning.
  • With a particular focus on pollinating ideas and solutions across the Global South and Global North, from early-career to those in senior positions, SRI will be the incubator and home for sustainability.

Update: SRI2020 Postponed Until 2021

With the global outbreak of COVID-19, and a serious concern about the health and safety of our participants, the conveners of Sustainability Research and Innovation 2020 Congress (SRI2020) have made the decision to postpone the Congress to mid-2021. The new date will be confirmed in the coming weeks, and announced on our website, newsletter and social media.

SRI2020 and SRI2021 will be held as a combined Congress at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center in Australia. The combined Congress will bring together an even larger and more dynamic group of global changemakers in sustainability.
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Investing in Sustainability, Research, and Innovation


Connecting diverse knowledge systems, academia with a range of stakeholders, policy prescribers with informed constituencies, funders across sectors, and innovators with clientele.


Creating robust communities of practice, supporting cross-sectoral funder dialogue and action, and connecting local implementation with global frameworks.


Building capacity in understanding, co-developing and co-implementing sustainable solutions, supporting legacy learning, exploring viral communications approaches and enhancing transparency through open data and open access.


Sharing lessons learned and best practices, building a meta-synthetic understanding of sustainability, co-developing metrics for evaluation of sustainable development and investment, demonstrating innovative solutions to achieve the SDGs, publishing in diverse accessible media outlets for maximum uptake and dissemination.