Social Impact

The Social Impact Collection is curated in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales, the University of Western Australia and Swinburne University of Technology. This collection contains the latest research on social issues, the social purpose sector, collaboration and measuring outcomes.  

Social Impact

Report

14 Mar 2018

This report contributes to a growing body of information about the rich and diverse social, economic and cultural contributions that charities make in Australia and internationally. This report also recognises the value of Australia’s charities and strengthens capacity for evidence-based regulation.

Guide

7 Mar 2018

Members of the Victorian Parliament have established an All-Party Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to learn more about this technology and the impacts it will have on Victorians in the future. This primer provides a basic explanation of some of the key issues surrounding AI....

Article

28 Feb 2018

What will motivate corporate Australia to step up to systems change in its cross-sector partnerships? Five questions provide a road map.

Article

28 Feb 2018

Four very different social purpose organisations describe how social impact investing has provided a flexible, mission-aligned and supportive approach to funding their vision – often to their surprise.

Research report

22 Feb 2018

This research examined social impact investment (SII) in social and affordable housing in Australia. It considered US and UK models, together with interviews with government experts, social impact investors and not-for-profit housing providers, to inform the analysis.

Report

19 Feb 2018

This resource provides data-based insights about the grantees and their capacity building advisors and assesses the impact of the Growth Grant on the capital raises and broader capacity development. A series of stories from grant recipients, providers and investors puts the spotlight on their experiences...

Report

Making the case for philanthropic support for advocacy
14 Feb 2018

Civil society, including charities, not-for-profits and philanthropy, is a key part of our democracy. Charities are constantly advocating for a better Australia, but they can’t do this alone.

Working paper

9 Feb 2018

This paper proposes two reforms which together could help close the gender gap in retirement incomes and provide a boost to the retirement incomes of Australia’s most vulnerable women.

Briefing paper

2 Feb 2018

ACOSS has produced this briefing note on the cashless debit card trials, and why they should not be extended.

Transcript

31 Jan 2018

The social sector needs to take notice of this growing field that is driving better interventions in health, education, and human services. Nick Perini from SVA Consulting talks to Robyn Mildon, Executive Director of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI), to find out why....

Research report

24 Jan 2018

As first reported in the 2017 Global Wellness Economy Monitor, Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate represents approximately USD $119B of the USD $3.7T global wellness economy. This rapidly growing sector has historically included residential, hospitality, and mixed-use real-estate developments with wellness-related facilities and services incorporated into...

Research report

16 Jan 2018

This independent review of the social and economic impact of gambling in Tasmania examines he policy context and structure of the gambling industry, trends in gambling expenditure and government revenue, the economic footprint of the gambling industry, and reports on interviews with gamblers and affected...

Strategy

13 Jan 2018

This action plan outlines the Victorian government’s long-term strategy to reduce and prevent homelessness.

Report

11 Jan 2018

This resource reveals insights into how impact investors enable the organizations and projects they finance to expand and deepen their impact beyond the duration of their investment.

Article

4 Jan 2018

As a South Sudanese migrant lambasts young African men for committing violent crimes in Victoria, a criminologist warns the media against overblowing the issue.

Research report

1 Jan 2018

The provision of publicly accessible parks and green spaces is a policy issue at multiple levels of central and local government, devolved national administrations and local authorities. Parks and green spaces are typically free at the point of access and this access is usually unregulated;...

Journal article

19 Dec 2017

The vast majority of Sudanese Australians have integrated successfully into the fabric of Australian society, yet a small number are at-risk for violence and other criminal activities. This study identifes the self-reported life experiences and offending patterns of Sudanese-Australian youth in custody.

Report

15 Dec 2017

In 2017 the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing undertook a scan of the impact investing field in Australia to assess what has changed over the last three years since the last scan in 2014, what is happening and what is needed to inform the...

Research report

14 Dec 2017

To understand why people on low incomes do or do not take out insurance we need to understand their overall financial circumstances and the multiple risks they face.

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2017

Australians lose more money gambling than anyone else in the world. The number, variety and distribution of gaming machines in Australia is therefore key to understanding our relationship with gambling.