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The future (of investment) is female

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 14th April 2021 -  A new report highlights that without focus on female investment Australia’s push for gender equality will continue to slide backwards

New report maps out Australia’s impact startup ecosystem

Luke Michael, Thursday, 8th April 2021 -  Giant Leap Fund has launched its first Impact Startup Landscape Report 

Global impact investing networks launch measurement tool to boost market

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th March 2021 -  Impact investing leaders say the move is a “major step” forward for harmonising impact measurement 

Impact investment VC fund takes Giant Leap forward

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd March 2021 -  Giant Leap Fund is seeking independence five years on from its launch

Free database shows impact venture capital funds around the world

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 -  Advocates say the resource will be useful for impact founders and those looking to work for an impact venture fund    

Opinion

Social impact bonds: What’s the secret sauce to making them work and are they worth the effort?

Doug Taylor, Thursday, 11th February 2021 -  Uniting NSW and ACT launched its second bond this week. Deputy CEO Doug Taylor shares the inside story from the perspective of a practitioner organisation.

Opinion

Predictions for 2021: Impact investing

Sally McCutchan, Monday, 8th February 2021 -  The pandemic has opened the door to a new wave of impact investing, writes Sally McCutchan OAM, in the latest in our series of predictions about what the social economy can expect from 2021. 

Smarter impact

‘It’s just inspiring to think what’s possible’

Philip Bateman, Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 -  In this month’s episode of Smarter Impact, Philip Bateman talks to Dr Catherine Brown OAM about the opportunity to change ideas into reality and make a difference.

New platform highlights impact investing opportunities within the creative economy

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  “We passionately believe in the power of the creative economy to effect lasting positive social change, and in the huge opportunity for impact investment to support and amplify this change”     

Australia’s first social impact bond launches in SA after interstate success

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st February 2021 -  The Newpin bond is launching in its third location across the country 
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