Social impact investing

Report

16 May 2018

This research investigated social impact investment (SII), which aims to generate and actively measure social and financial returns. There are several promising SII models—including housing supply bonds, property funds, funding social enterprises, social impact bonds and social impact loans.

Article

26 Apr 2018

A growing emphasis on developing rich theories of change, being pragmatic about what data to collect, and increasing sophistication in valuing outcomes has put Social Return on Investment (SROI) at the forefront for how society can better account for what really matters.

Report

23 Mar 2018

This research, undertaken by market research agency, MTM London, looks at the current and future demand for repayable finance in the UK’s arts and cultural sector.

Strategy

20 Mar 2018

This strategy document presents a vision for more inclusive and sustainable financial markets, and articulates a plan for impact investing to lead progress toward this future.

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

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.

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...

Report

30 Nov 2017

In recent years, public and policy interest in social enterprise and its impacts has grown. Yet, little is known about the characteristics and impacts of social enterprise. This report presents the first comprehensive attempt to map the scope and impacts of social enterprise in Victoria....

Research report

29 Nov 2017

This report presents actionable ways to grow social movements based on the practical experience of over forty people representing four social movements.

Report

24 Nov 2017

This study explores how social impact investment (SII) has been used for housing and homelessness objectives internationally, and examines three case studies where SII has been used in Australia.

Research report

25 Oct 2017

Impact investing, or social impact investing, offers opportunities for investors with a commitment to social responsibility to invest in solutions to entrenched societal problems for both financial and social returns

Strategy

3 Oct 2017

This report sets out Nesta Impact Investments’ revised impact framework based on lessons from five years of impact investing.

Strategy

9 Aug 2017

Social Impact Investing is an emerging, outcomes-based approach that brings together governments, service providers, investors and communities to tackle a range of policy (social and environmental) issues.

Research report

8 Aug 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...

Article

25 May 2017

What steps can the government take to help access more private capital to address some of our greatest social issues?

Strategy

14 Feb 2017

The Victorian Government's Social Enterprise Strategy, the first-of-its-kind in Australia, has been developed to improve and expand on existing support for the sector and to position Victoria to lead the country in driving employment participation and inclusive economic growth through social enterprise.

Social enterprises...

Report

17 Oct 2016

This report presents the findings from analysis of market-based impact investmentactivity and performance data for a data-set of Australian impact investments activeas at 30 June 2015.

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