SVA Quarterly

Article

17 May 2016
193

Recent analyses of five Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) across regional and remote Australia demonstrate the social and cultural co-benefits of Indigenous land management initiatives.

Summary In remote West Arnhem Land, on 1.4 million hectares of Indigenous-owned land adjoining Kakadu National Park, there is...

Commentary

Article

6 May 2016
239

Insights from the recent two year Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund pilot provide lessons about supporting Indigenous social enterprises to grow.

The Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund (ISEF) was established to support the development of Indigenous social enterprises to scale and become sustainable. A $1 million,...

Article

12 Apr 2016
326

Use these 10 fundamental principles to design and evaluate programs to most effectively counter the persistent problem of youth unemployment.

Commentary

Article

Audio podcast

14 Dec 2015
208

Te Whānau O Waipareira is working with SVA Consulting to build an outcomes management culture and strategy to measure what really matters for Māori families in West Auckland.

Commentary

Article

15 Oct 2015
145

The announcement of a partnership between HESTA and SVA with the launch of a $30m Social Impact Investment Trust represents a coming of age for impact investing in Australia. The Trust is the largest Australian impact investing commitment made by a superannuation fund. This article...

Article

24 Sep 2015
276

This article emphasises why establishing a culture of evidence informed practice is critical in reversing the national decline in educational outcomes. This creates important benefits for schools in areas with low socioeconomic status. It argues that supporting school leaders to engage with evidence is a...

Article

30 Jul 2015
43

Based on a presentation to a Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA) Forum on ending entrenched disadvantage in Australia.

Capital and failure are two words we don’t often hear together in the social purpose sector.

This article addresses capital and the investment...

Article

10 Jun 2015
233

The social impact bond (SIB) innovation is gathering pace around the world and here in Australia, but it is still very early in the development of this nascent market. Expectations are high – from investors and service providers alike – but implemented contracts are thin...

Article

8 Apr 2015
211

Brendan Ferguson explores the Martu people’s deep connection to country through a Social Return on Investment analysis.

Eleven people were crammed into the living room of a house in Parnngurr, Western Australia – a Martu community on the edge of Karlamilyi National Park, 370...

Article

11 Mar 2015
155

Not yet developed in Australia, Data Labs in the UK aim to provide a new, low-cost way to understand service impact using data that is already collected.

Data Labs enable service providers to use existing government data to better understand the impact of their...

Article

7 Dec 2014
144

With the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) cut, many Community Housing Providers (CHPs) are considering whether developing affordable housing is a viable business option. This article explores the economics and identifies what CHPs need to consider in making this decision.

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Article

5 Dec 2014
123

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Along with many other sectors – including disability, health and housing – the funding of mental health services is undergoing significant reform from a block funded model to ‘client directed’ or ‘individualised’ funding. This shift promises to give individual clients greater choice...

Article

1 Oct 2014
126

This story, of Movember’s evolution from a fundraising organisation to one that is changing the trajectory of men’s health, speaks to what can be achieved if you strategically harness the collective wisdom of diverse stakeholders, develop a shared perspective and galvanise those disparate players to...

Article

11 Sep 2014
256

Based on the 2014 SVA Oration, Michael Traill explores innovative ways to build an efficient capital market for social purpose – one smart and sustainable enough to solve today’s entrenched social problems.

Despite massive investment in the social sector, Australia has not made much...

Article

19 Aug 2014
50

‘Collaboration’, broadly defined as two or more organisations working together in partnership, continues to be a hot topic in our sector.

The SVA Consulting Quarterly article in issue 6, Getting our act together explored some of the reasons for collaborating and the overall challenges...

Article

29 Jul 2014
270

Different parts of the SROI framework can be applied to understand the effectiveness and efficiency of any investment, program or organisation – without doing a full SROI report.

In this article we outline some of the ways that the SROI framework and the principles...

Article

18 Jun 2014
196

‘Impact investing’ refers to investment with the intention to achieve both a positive social, cultural or environmental benefit and some measure of financial return. This article asks what will it take for the impact investing market to flourish in Australia?

Despite large forecasts, the...

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