Our sustainability commitment

We are committed to contributing to a robust, equitable and environmentally sustainable society.

Griffith University's sustainability commitment and achievements were recognised by the Green Gown Awards Australasia in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Sustainability Sub Committee

The Sustainability Sub Committee, chaired by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement) Professor Martin Betts, represents all elements of the University.

Griffith is committed to responsible investments

Griffith University's free cash, other than nominal amounts in operational bank accounts, is invested in either the Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) Capital Guaranteed Cash Fund or the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) Growth Fund. The QTC Capital Guaranteed Cash Fund invests the majority of its funds in medium-term floating rate notes, discount securities, and cash, in banks and financial institutions. QIC is a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) initiative and has adopted a Responsible Investment Policy that outlines its commitment to the principles of the UNPRI.

News and Events

Explore the latest sustainability news and upcoming events.

Staff awards

Sustainability Awards for staff recognise innovative and effective sustainable practices at Griffith University.

Key Initiatives

Sir Samuel Griffith Centre

Griffith is home to Australia's first teaching and research facility powered by photovoltaic arrays and hydrogen-metal hydride storage technologies.

The innovative, 6 star green star rated Sir Samuel Griffith Centre is an example of genuine sustainable energy alternatives. The Centre showcases Griffith’s commitment to finding practical solutions to environmental issues. It also provides a model that could be incorporated into isolated buildings such as schools in rural communities.

Contact us

Griffith Sustainability Room -1.10F, Building N16, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan QLD, 4111