Carol Schwartz AM officially launched the Field Guide to Impact Investing for Charitable Trusts and Foundations on Tuesday 20 October 2015. The launch was generously hosted by Shemara Wikramanayake, Chair of the Macquarie Group Foundation. A flipbook of the Guide appears below.
In a climate of diminishing government aid and limited resources of non government organisations, there are significant challenges and opportunities for Australians interested in innovative international investment. Impact investing could be a way for Australian philanthropists seeking international development opportunities to create impact while achieving substantial returns. Substantial cuts to the Australian aid budget Australia is the second largest aid donor to East Asia/Pacific region and the largest donor in the Pacific Islands region. The latest data from the OECD … Read More
Since its adoption in the state of Maryland in April 2010, a new corporate form – the benefit corporation – has now been legislated in 26 US states and Washington DC. The establishment of this new hybrid entity has been positively received by the public, which is perhaps unsurprising given the growing demand for greater accountability and transparency from business in recent years. The creation of a legal duty to generate both public and shareholder benefit accords with the evolving … Read More
Over the course of the last 4 months at the Social Impact Hub we were given the opportunity to work with Community Insight Australia. As a team of Master of Commerce students at UNSW Business School, we were attracted by the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills acquired on campus in a real life project and it did not disappoint! From Day 1, the project timelines were drawn and we dived in to what proved to be an incredible learning … Read More
Bachelor of Commerce students (including Combined Degree students) can now apply to do the Social Entrepreneurship Practicum (COMM3030) at the Social Impact Hub. COMM3030 may count towards accounting, information systems, finance, marketing and management majors. The course enables students to put their business skills and knowledge to use and gain practical experience in the field. Click here to view the announcement on the Business School website. For more information, please visit this page for B Com students. Applications for semester 1 2014 are open … Read More
Recently we had the amazing opportunity to meet Charly and Lisa Kleissner, advocates and game changers in the field of impact investing and founders of the KL Felicitas Foundation. The Kleissners are very down-to-earth, passionate people, the entrepreneurial types. Charly is a tech executive with a PhD in Computer Science and Lisa an architect who cleverly traded her design work for stock in tech companies. They came into their wealth during the tech boom in Silicon Valley and went on … Read More
The Social Impact Hub was delighted to attended the Australian launch event for the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce report, and Delivering on Impact: The Australian Advisory Board Breakthrough Strategy to Catalyse Impact Investment, on September 16, at Customs House in Sydney. The Social Impact Investment Taskforce report and other National Advisory Board’s reports can be found on Taskforce’s new website, along with a great video on impact investing, created by Digital Storytellers. The launch of the Australian report Delivering on Impact featured a fascinating panel discussion with … Read More
ASB has expanded its practical learning programs with the addition of a new course: Social Impact Field Project – MGMT5707. The Social Impact Field Project may be taken as an alternative 6UOC course to the capstone course in the MCom/MCom Extension degree. In a joint venture between ASB and the Social Impact Hub, students are able to work in small teams on real world projects in different areas of social impact. The course enables students to put their business skills and … Read More
The fitout of the Social Impact Hub is now finished, and we are looking for a lucky few social entrepreneurs or consultants in the field of social impact to work from our space! If you might be interested, please contact us and we will send you more information.
In Semester 1, 2014, the Social Impact Hub launched its pilot program with a wonderful group of UNSW Combined Law students. Welcome on board! It is very exciting that our website is now up and running! It is hoped that this blog will be a source of interesting news and information, with lots of posts by students at the Social Impact Hub. Drop us a line if you have any comments or suggestions (or even if you are running an … Read More