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New government fund to encourage investment in women-led enterprises

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd July 2020 -  The fund will take a gender lens investment approach and use the private sector to help meet Australia’s developmental objectives 

Look how far we’ve come: Impact investing

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd July 2020 -  “Given the opportunity, people from all walks will step forward to do things that put impact at the heart of performance.”

Impact investing over 20 years: A timeline

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd July 2020 -  Over the past two decades Australia’s impact investing sector has gone from a state of uncoordinated innovation to one of marketplace building. We revisit the Pro Bono News archives to reflect on some of the key moments that have got us here.

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Patient capital: Patience is of value not just a virtue

Ingrid Burkett, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  What is patient capital, how can we shift to it and what role does government play? Professor Ingrid Burkett and Professor of Practice Alex Hannant tackle these questions, as part of a series of impact investment provocations.

Global impact investment market tops $1 trillion

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  The majority of impact investors do not see the pandemic as a reason to commit less capital  

Aussie impact investing market grows to $20 billion

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 -  Nine in 10 investors believe that impact investing will become more significant over the next five years  

GIIN launches impact investing coronavirus taskforce

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th May 2020 -  “We must lean into this moment and into this leadership role to help address the needs arising from the current global crisis,” impact investing leader says. 

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The ‘missing middle’ is still missing

Ingrid Burkett, Wednesday, 13th May 2020 -  Professor Ingrid Burkett and Professor of Practice Alex Hannant consider the need for social finance and blended value funds, as part of a series of impact investment provocations.

Synergis Fund raises millions for disability housing

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th May 2020 -  The fund is targeting $1 billion in investments over the next five years 

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Sleeping giants: Generating impact in place through anchor investment

Ingrid Burkett, Tuesday, 5th May 2020 -  Anchor collaboratives could provoke a deeper and much more engaged future for place-based impact investment, write Professor Ingrid Burkett and Professor of Practice Alex Hannant, as part of a series of impact investment provocations.
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