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Libby Ward-Christie is the principal industry fellow of social impact at the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne and the director of the Swinburne Social Startup Studio.


Innovative uses of philanthropic funds to tackle complex social problems


Libby Ward-Christie, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  A recent case study by the Centre for Social Impact highlights the power and potential of innovative solutions to address long-term homelessness. Moreover, it highlights the potential of innovative approaches to funding such initiatives that arise when the community sector, the financial sector, governments and philanthropy, work together. Here, Libby Ward-Christie and Dr Michael Moran share their

Startup in the land of the Pegasus


Libby Ward-Christie, Wednesday, 24th July 2019 -  Social enterprise spans the boundaries of commercial and social-impact logics, but we still understand very little of what this means for startup support. Here Libby Ward-Christie shares one of the key insights from the Swinburne Social Startup Studio’s foundational research.

Why Australian Social Enterprise Needs More Than Impact Investment


Libby Ward-Christie, Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 -  Despite the buzz, developing an impact investment market is not the answer for the provision of capital for all social enterprises in Australia, writes Libby Ward-Christie, Head of Investment and Advisory at Social Traders.
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