Social impact investing

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Impact investing
Impact investment
Pay for success
Social benefit bonds
Social impact bonds
Social return on investment
NARROWER TERMS
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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...
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 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.
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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.
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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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Benchmarking impact: Australian impact investor insights, activity and performance report 2020

This report brings together two flagship pieces of research focused on the Australian impact investment market: the 2020 Australian Impact Investment Survey and the 2020 Australian Impact Investment Activity and Performance study.
Guide

Community investment funds: a how-to guide for building local wealth, equity and justice

This handbook shines a spotlight on an emerging generation of practical, intelligent activists who are reinventing local financial systems. Even as they criticise capitalism, they are using – and mastering – its financial tools to solve local challenges. In the pages ahead you’ll find an...
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The state of impact measurement and management practice

The report presents the findings of the Global Impact Investing Network's (GIIN) global survey on the state of impact measurement and management (IMM) practice across the impact investing industry.
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Social Impact Investing Taskforce: interim report

This interim report summarises the Taskforce’s findings to date—and includes three initiatives recommended for immediate implementation.
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Community wealth building 2019

This publication provides an overview of the theory of community wealth building, highlights of the past year, tried and tested practice, as well as the ways in which people, organisations and areas across the UK are forging new ground.
Commentary

Is Goodstart just the beginning?

Can a successful social investment model be used in aged care and elsewhere?
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2019 Social Enterprise Evidence Forum: summary report

The purpose of this forum was to canvass the available evidence about social enterprise and the wider ecosystem, and also to identify gaps in knowledge, as well as what is needed in policy and practice to support the development of the field and its impacts.
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Impact investor insights

This research is the first in-depth study of Aotearoa New Zealand’s impact investment market. The report highlights the level of awareness and interest, perceived barriers and priorities (impact area, geography and asset class) of investors in regard to impact investing in New Zealand.
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Community business in 2020

Drawing on the views and experiences of more than 40 community businesses and 20 experts, Community Business in 2030 illustrates the transformative effect the sector could have on both local people’s lives and society as a whole.