Social impact investing

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Impact investing
Impact investment
Pay for success
Social benefit bonds
Social impact bonds
Social return on investment
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Private sector involvement in social and affordable housing

This research investigates models for engaging private sector investors and developers in financing or delivering social and affordable housing, across different market segments and tenures in Australia and internationally. It also identifies key existing and potential players, and financial, regulatory or development barriers to wider...
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Responsible investment benchmark report Australia 2022

This report details the size, growth, depth and performance of the Australian responsible investment market from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021, and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market as well as concerns around the quality of sustainability claims and the...
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Census 2021: numbers that matter

This paper is designed to be both a snapshot and thought starter, a strategic compendium that helps philanthropists, not-for-profit leaders and board members ask and answer the big questions about how to make Australian society better for all.
Strategy

Social impact investment policy 2.0: growing our impact

This document sets out the vision for social impact investment (SII) in New South Wales, and comes with a promise to deliver more investments in a simpler way, enhancing the knowledge-base and knowledge-sharing practices, and building a more diverse impact investment ecosystem.
Policy report

Policy brief on access to finance for inclusive and social entrepreneurship: what role can fintech and financial literacy play?

This policy brief presents evidence on the access to finance challenges faced by entrepreneurs from under-represented and disadvantaged groups and social entrepreneurs, and discusses how public policy and better regulation could harness the potential of fintech to address these challenges.
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Jobs of tomorrow: the triple returns of social jobs in the economic recovery

As policy-makers aim to balance crisis management with longer-term recovery priorities, this paper suggests that three foundational social institutions – education, healthcare and care – may benefit from key investments to re-start the engine of social mobility across national economies.
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A roadmap for Australian investors

Capital Human and Impact Investing Australia have created this roadmap. It details how to invest to achieve gender equity, racial equity, diversity and inclusion outcomes by investing in and from Australia.
Working paper

Engaging citizens in cohesion policy

From July 2020-December 2021, the European Commission and the OECD partnered to explore how five authorities across Europe could place citizens at the centre of their investment decisions. This report summarises lessons learned throughout this project and, particularly, the results of applying innovative citizen participation...
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National benchmarking report on fundraising leadership

Academic research and market insights tell us that Boards and CEOs play a critical role in fundraising outcomes and impact. Fundamentally, increasing leadership involvement in fundraising often involves difficult conversations about responsibility, accountability, money, personal networks and skills gaps across traditional power structures and hierarchies...
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Review of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Act 2018: final report

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) was established in 2018 as a corporate Commonwealth entity mandated to support housing outcomes in Australia. This review finds that the NHFIC Act has been a singularly significant and successful intervention by the Commonwealth, in an area...
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Australia’s social venture ecosystem: understanding the support and development landscape

This research report focuses on Australia’s social venture ecosystem – the entrepreneurial ecosystem that grows and sustains social ventures across Australia.
Strategy

Victorian social enterprise strategy 2021-2025

This strategy document sets an ambitious agenda for a thriving Victorian social enterprise sector – creating jobs, fostering social entrepreneurship and supplying the marketplace with quality and diverse goods and services.
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Responsible investment benchmark report Aotearoa New Zealand 2021

The market for responsible investments in New Zealand has continued to soar in popularity, increasing 28% in 2020 to $142 billion, according to this report, and responsible investment assets grew at more than twice the rate of overall professionally managed investments.
Guide

Roadmap to social impact

This guide has been prepared for anyone working towards the creation of positive social impact in Australia. It may assist those wanting to measure the change they are making for individuals, organisations and communities.
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Responsible investment benchmark report Australia 2021

This report details industry data on the size, growth, depth and performance of the Australian responsible investment market over 12 months to 31 December 2020, and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market.
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Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) investor think tank: findings and recommendations

Thousands of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) dwellings are needed to meet Australia’s accessible housing needs. The Summer Foundation established the SDA Investor Think Tank in early 2021 in response to uncertainties in the market. Its purpose was to inform and support active and appropriate market...
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The social sector in NSW: capitalising on the potential for growth

The NSW social services sector employs more than 230,000 people, and provides care to more than 1 million people per year. This report underlines the opportunities arising from investing in the sector.
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Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) explainer for investors

The aim of this paper is to provide a plain language summary of the Specialist Disability Accommodation market to support impact investors to make informed choices about SDA investment opportunities purporting to provide both a measurable social and financial return.
Report

Responsible investment benchmark report Australia 2020

This report details the size, growth, depth and performance of the Australian responsible investment market over 12 months to 31 December 2019 and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market.
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Responsible investment benchmark report 2020 New Zealand

This annual report details the size, growth, depth and performance of the New Zealand responsible investment market over 12 months to 31 December 2019 and compares these results with the broader New Zealand financial market.