Social Impact Investing

 

The Opportunities, Risks and Possibilities of Social Impact Investment for Housing and Homelessness
AHURI
August 2017

This study investigated the opportunities and risks for social impact investments (SII) to improve housing and homelessness outcomes in Australia. It described what social impact investing is and its application to housing and homelessness policy in Australia, as well as examined different finance models and structures, SII markets and case studies.

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How The Federal Government Can Help Grow Social Impact Investing
May 2017

What steps can the Commonwealth Government take to help access more private capital for social impact investing to address some of Australia’s greatest social challenges?
In this article, SVA recommend the steps that the Government can take to unlock greater pools of private capital to address some of our most challenging social issues – from low-cost housing, to employment opportunities for marginalised job seekers.

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Response to the Commonwealth Government’s Social Impact Investing Discussion Paper
Social Ventures Australia
27 February 2017

Social Ventures Australia (SVA) welcomes the Commonwealth Government’s Social Impact Investing Discussion Paper (the Discussion Paper) along with the opportunity to provide comments and recommendations for developing the Social Impact Investment (SII) market in Australia. SVA is a non-profit organisation that works with partners to improve the lives of people in need in Australia, including through fostering socially focussed initiatives and developing an evidence base of what drives social impact. Based on our experience, SVA is of the view that there is a significant role for the Commonwealth Government to play in fostering a diverse SII market and participating in targeted transactions that will achieve greater social outcomes for the people of Australia. SII is the investment of private capital to achieve social and financial returns.

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Benchmarking Impact; Australian Impact Investment Activity And Performance Report 2016
Impact Investing Australia
October 2016

Australia’s first comprehensive ‘data-set’ of the nascent impact investing sector, released this morning, shows a total investment product value of $1.2 billion for last year. The report presents the findings from an analysis of impact investment activity and performance data of Australian impact investments active as at June 30, 2015. The fields covered by the study include disability support, education and renewable energy generation as well as other positive outcomes.

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A Bolder Purpose: Investors Discuss Way Forward On Impact Investing David Rowley
August 2015

At the suggestion of the CIO of one of the largest superannuation funds in Australia, Investment Magazine organised a roundtable of some of the most prominent thinkers on the subject of social impact investing to share ideas on how more of the $2 trillion invested in superannuation could do some social good.

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The Future of Social Impact Bonds
Australian Centre For Financial Studies
July 2015

In this Financial Regulation Discussion Paper, the Australian Centre for Financial Studies presents an introduction to social impact bonds and an analysis of the discussion (in a non-attribution format), as well as policy recommendations.

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How To Grow Impact Investing
Brendan Ferguson – Social Ventures Australia
June 2014

What will it take for the Australian impact investing market to flourish? This articles looks at the challenges and ways to overcome them.

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