Social impact investing


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. In February 2017, the Victorian Government launched its first Social Enterprise Strategy. The Strategy seeks to improve and...


24 Nov 2017

This report is part of an AHURI Inquiry into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes and addresses the question: What are the actual, potential and perceived opportunities and risks of social impact investment (SII) for housing and homelessness policy in Australia? It examines...

Research report

25 Oct 2017

In the post GFC environment, with the risk and return matrix and reputation risk to corporations and financial institutions, capital markets are attracted to social impact investing. Impact investing, or social impact investing, offers opportunities for investors with a commitment to social responsibility to invest...


3 Oct 2017

Nesta Impact Investments (NII) was one of the first investors in Europe to develop and grow the field of social impact investment. We believe it is important to show that commercial businesses can achieve social impact and that commercial investors do not have to have...


9 Aug 2017

In response to the government’s discussion paper on Social Impact Investing (SII), released in January 2017, the Turnbull Government announced in the 2017-18 Budget context a number of initiatives to encourage the continued development of the SII market in Australia.

The government’s response includes...

Research report

8 Aug 2017

Research Summary

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...


25 May 2017

With the budget announcement of $30 million to support Australian impact investing, the Government has signaled its intent to take a greater role in fostering a vibrant and thriving impact investing market.

In this article, we recommend the steps that the Government can take...


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...


17 Oct 2016

The Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investment is delighted to welcome this Report. It delivers on one of the actions identified in our 2014 strategy to catalyse the impact investment market.

Thanks to all of you who participated in the...