About | Contributor | Iuliia Agafonova

Iuliia Agafonova

I am a Monash alumni interested in environment and sustainability, particularly in corporate sustainability reporting and CSR.


I have a Masters degree in Environment and Sustainability with experience in environmental engineering and project management. My current role includes implementation of conservation and restoration projects in the Caucasus (the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Western Caucasus”).

I am particularly interested in sustainable tourism and financial instruments for its development.


Alternative proteins: Exploring the Asian appetite and conservation potential

Alternative proteins have the potential to address rising environmental, health and animal welfare concerns. The report shows the potential land that can be saved if the world adopts alternative proteins in place of meat, and provides an overview of the alternative protein market.

Is the gas industry facing its Volkswagen moment? Gas is more emissions intensive than the gas industry’s marketing arm suggests

Conventional or natural gas is an important short-term fuel for building a reliable renewable energy system in Australia. However, the need for more gas is overestimated by the gas industry. Stakeholders have been misled about the carbon footprint of gas production, transportation and its impact on climate change.

The emergence of foreseeable biodiversity-related liability risks for financial institutions: A gathering storm?

This report proposes a framework for financial institutions to consider biodiversity-related liability risks in their broader assessment of financial risks associated with biodiversity. Understanding the potential of liability risks will help financial institutions identify, price and mitigate the direct and indirect impacts of biodiversity-related risks.


Big Tech and AI: Opportunities, risks, and the need for responsible development

26 June 2023

The rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has brought both opportunities and risks for Big Tech companies. This article explores the current landscape of Big Tech and AI, highlighting their dominance in the field, the ongoing debate over responsible development, the opportunities presented by increased automation, and the risks associated with trust, liability, and legal uncertainties.