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

Fanny FontaineJoin us at the upcoming Impact Investment Summit !

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

Meet our Community Members: sameview

Being a father of a child with disability motivated Danny Hui to create sameview, an app that enables easier and better disability care coordination. Tell us a bit about sameview and how this project came to life. In our family we have 3 children and our youngest son Monty lives with disability. In the early days, we struggled with coordinating his care. Monty’s team involves more than 20 people but none of these amazing people were talking to each other: … Read More

Fanny FontaineMeet our Community Members: sameview

Ignite Impact

We’re excited to present 3 Masterclasses that we will run in October as part of the Spark Festival, Australia’s largest gathering of innovators, entrepreneurs and startups.   1. FUTURE-PROOFING BUSINESS Curious about how social intrapreneurship and social enterprise can drive corporate innovation? You will get a chance to hear from the experiences of Alex Feher (Culture Works), Richard Schutte (NAB), Daniel Murray (IAG Foundation), and Mahesh Roy (Macquarie Bank). Register now to discover how these business leaders have used purpose … Read More

Jessica RothIgnite Impact

Meet our Community Members: Culture Works

Alex Feher started Culture Works in 2007 to help leaders create organisations where people love to work. Culture Works specialises in steering leaders towards defining their organisation’s purpose and values while ensuring that employees are aligned. Tell us a bit about Culture Works and how your business helps to create positive impact. It’s well known that one of the key factors in long-term sustainability and success for organisations is employees being aligned with the values and purpose of an organisation. … Read More

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Meet our Community Members: Careseekers

Personal experience prompted Marissa and Lauren to start Careseekers – an online marketplace for in-home carers. Read about their journey to help address a real need in our society. Tell us a bit about Careseekers and how the idea came about. Careseekers is an online marketplace connecting people needing in-home care with care workers who are qualified and available to work. Our grandparents were adamant about staying at home, but finding the right care for them was challenging. Agency care was … Read More

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