Social impact investing

Report

17 Jan 2019
264

This study brings new evidence on the role of Social Impact Investment (SII) in financing sustainable development. It depicts the state-of-play of SII approaches globally, comparing regional trends, and assesses its prospects, with a special focus on data issues and recent policy developments.

Guide

Making money work harder
19 Nov 2018
34

This practice guide shares the funding tools that Nesta has used to support innovation, and offers practical advice on how to make money work harder using a range of financial approaches.

Working paper

7 Jun 2018
23

Over half of the population of the world live in urban areas. This means that efforts to meet human development goals and sustain economic growth must be concentrated in cities. However, the pursuit of more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable urban development is complicated by climate...

Report

16 May 2018
377

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

25 May 2017
430

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

Report

14 Feb 2017
328

This report forms part of an AHURI Inquiry into the funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness. It provides evidence from case studies of homelessness services into how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded, and how different forms and levels of funding impact...

Briefing paper

10 Feb 2017
985

Recidivism is not a topic that has traditionally been associated with the world of high finance. Yet, in recent times, recidivism and other intractable social challenges have become the subject of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs); a novel form of investment that makes use of private...

Discussion paper

27 Jan 2017
230

The purpose of this discussion paper is to explore ways the Australian Government can develop the social impact investing market.

This discussion paper proposes that the Australian Government could primarily support social impact investing by creating an enabling environment for private sector-led social impact...

Guide

5 Oct 2016
815

This Topic Guide provides an overview of the development of social impact bonds, a mechanism for using private investment funds to finance social programs, together with links to reports and articles in the Policy Online archive.

Commentary

Article

4 Oct 2016
278

The concept has spread like wildfire but the results, here and overseas, are mixed, reports Mike Steketee

NSW PREMIER Mike Baird says they have the “potential to change the world.” When he was still social services minister, Scott Morrison said he was “very...

Report

22 Sep 2016
103

Governments, insurers and service providers all stand to benefit from savings in future health costs if spending is directed to prevention of road trauma.

New analysis commissioned by the FIA Foundation shows that investing early to prevent injury can deliver real financial dividends as...

Website

20 Jul 2016
40

The Victorian Government is exploring Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) to trial innovative interventions in complex areas of social disadvantage.

As part of the 2016-17 Victorian Budget, $700,000 was provided to help to deliver market testing and the procurement phases of Victoria’s first SIBs....

Working paper

31 May 2016
266

Social Impact bonds (SIBs) have attracted much attention in the aftermath of the financial crisis. They have been implemented in a number of countries as they seem to be an attractive proposition for financing the delivery of social services.

But SIBs remain a fairly...

Report

11 May 2016
166

Social impact bonds (SIBs) can be defined as “a mechanism that harnesses private capital for social services and encourages outcome achievement by making repayment contingent upon success.” Since 2010, which marked the advent of the first SIB, 43 have been set up in 11 countries...

Commentary

Article

3 May 2016
246

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released a Specialist Disability Accommodation Position Paper on Draft Pricing and Payments. This is the NDIA’s strategy to increase the long-term supply of housing for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants. It aims to foster the development of...

Discussion paper

30 Apr 2016
45

On 4 February 2015, the NSW Government launched its Social Impact Investment Policy. The policy builds on the success of NSW’s social benefit bonds and sets out the Government’s intent to support a broader social impact investment market in NSW. As part of the policy,...

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...

Report

14 Sep 2015
430

Overview

Social impact bond projects are the latest new ‘buy-now, pay later’, off-balance sheet schemes to increase private finance of public services and the welfare state, driven by austerity policies and neoliberal ideology.

They are a complex venture capitalist model applied to...

Report

9 Jul 2015
27

While we have seen considerable progress over the past decade in some indicators of well-being, the gravity of the social challenges the world continues to face today requires serious consideration of innovative ways to finance and deliver services more efficiently and cost-effectively. Some key contributions...

Briefing paper

6 Jul 2015
219

A number of policy initiatives aimed at reform of primary health care financing are currently either being debated nationally, or trialled in different jurisdictions.

Commonwealth Government austerity and an interest from a wide range of stakeholders to mobilise capital from different parts of the...

Overview

 

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