Excellence in impact investing recognised at the 2019 Australian Impact Investment Awards

  Some of the best and brightest leaders in Australia’s impact investment sector were honoured at the annual Australian Impact Investment Awards last night. A collaboration between the Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific and the Impact Investing Hub, the awards recognise outstanding activity and individuals in the Australian impact investing ecosystem. This year’s awards were judged by a panel of experts comprised of Teena Blewitt (Group Manager, Communities Group, Department of Social Services), Abhilash Mudaliar, (Impact Investing & Social Ventures, … Read More

Fanny FontaineExcellence in impact investing recognised at the 2019 Australian Impact Investment Awards

Announcement of the Shortlisted Finalists for 2019 Australian Impact Investment Awards

  23 October 2019 Today we announced the twenty individuals and organisations that have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2019 Australian Impact Investment Awards. The Awards are an opportunity for organisations and individuals to showcase and be recognised for their expertise, commitment and outstanding activity in the Australian impact investing ecosystem. We thank the judges Rosemary Addis, Abhilash Mudaliar and Teena Blewitt for kindly volunteering their time to serve on the judging panel for the Awards. The shortlisted finalists are … Read More

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Announcement of capacity building workshop attendees

4 October 2019 Today we announced the ten organisations that will participate in the Paul Ramsay Foundation Peer Development program, Creating Partnerships for Potential – A Peer to Peer Program (CPP). This program follows the Solve It, Australia Masterclass where Rob McLean AM empowered social purpose organisations with the seven-step Bulletproof Problem Solving framework to help solve complex problems. The organisations will come together with their ten well-formed ideas to help break the cycle of disadvantage. After a two-day residential … Read More

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Solve It, Australia! A Groundbreaking Training and Funding Program to Help Solve Disadvantage

The Paul Ramsay Foundation, in collaboration with the Social Impact Hub and Philanthropy Australia, yesterday announced the launch of a groundbreaking $900,000 funding program that provides significant capacity building funds to five Australian organisations to develop solutions that address the root causes of disadvantage. The announcement was made at the Solve It, Australia masterclass in Sydney led by Rob McLean AM. The funding program will enable ten organisations to participate in a two-day peer-focused collaborative development workshop this October. Organisations … Read More

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Australia’s First Blended Finance Live Crowdfunding Event Raises Nearly Half a Million Dollars for Social Enterprises

On November 8, the annual Impact Investment Summit in Sydney showcased Australia’s First Live Blended Finance Crowdfunding experience, which raised an extraordinary $437,000+ comprising of a mix of philanthropy, debt and equity for three grassroots social enterprises. The session was convened by a collaboration of key sector leaders, including the Impact Investment Summit, Red Hat Impact, The Funding Network, Start Some Good,The Social Impact Hub and Impact Investment Hub, to demonstrate the importance of innovative financing models and blended finance … Read More

AllisonAustralia’s First Blended Finance Live Crowdfunding Event Raises Nearly Half a Million Dollars for Social Enterprises

Australian Impact Investment Awards Announced

On November 7, five leaders in the impact investment sector in Australia were honoured at the inaugural Australian Impact Investment Awards. A collaboration between the Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific and the Impact Investing Hub, the awards recognise outstanding activity and individuals in the Australian impact investing ecosystem. The awards were presented at the Summit Dinner by Judi Drown, the Director of the Social Impact Investing Unit in the Government’s Department of Social Services, representing the six member judging panel. … Read More

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Funding for Impact: Transforming our view of giving, and empowering charities at the same time

By Felicity Jensen, Lissette Paola Perez and Prima Hadi Putra You are approached for a donation by a charity. Does a voice in your head say with some resignation, “Sounds good, but I wonder how much money actually gets to the cause?” You’re not alone. However, we at the Social Impact Hub think that is not fair for the not-for-profit sector. And we are launching a national campaign to do something about it. In general, charities and not-for-profits are judged regarding … Read More

Fanny FontaineFunding for Impact: Transforming our view of giving, and empowering charities at the same time

Meet our Community Members: Money Grows on Trees

Aravind Krishnan decided to combine both his passion for sustainability and expertise in consumer marketing to create Money Grows on Trees, a venture shining a light on the financial side of sustainable living. What is Money Grows on Trees (MGOT)? MGOT is a website that shows people how to save money and reduce their carbon footprint at the same time. It is a very niche and unique website because it aims to quantify for a consumer the financial savings and … Read More

Fanny FontaineMeet our Community Members: Money Grows on Trees

Join us at the upcoming Impact Investment Summit !

Impact Investment Readiness Workshop We have curated an applied, interactive look under the hood at the investment readiness journey, designed for not-for-profits and social entrepreneurs seeking impact investment capital now or in the future. This 2.5 hour session will be facilitated by Matt Knopp, Director of Eastside Primetimers UK and a Senior Enterprise Adviser at the Social Impact Hub. Bruce Muirhead, Founder of MindHive, will share his investment readiness journey and Jenny Ziegner, Program & Business Development Manager, Impact Investment … Read More

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Impact Investing Hub live deals library launched

Raising awareness of impact investing opportunities in Australia In an Australian first, the Impact Investing Hub has today launched the Current Deals Library, listing live impact investment opportunities on one portal to connect investors and investees in this growing market. The Australian Financial Review featured the database in both the print edition (see below) and the online edition – Impact investing database hopes to increase sector’s pulling power.   The site is open to the public, and can be used … Read More

Jessica RothImpact Investing Hub live deals library launched