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‘The opportunity is to really rethink the way finance can work’

Philip Bateman, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  To launch our Smarter Impact video series Philip Bateman sits down with Daniel Madhavan, to discuss elephants in the room, the most exciting thing Madhavan has worked on for a very long time and why he is “passionately hopeful but appropriately ske

US government looks to curb responsible investing enthusiasm

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th August 2020 -  "This proposed change in the US is completely out of step with where global financial markets and responsible investing are headed," one financial leader says.                      

How a microfinance group could be the key to helping Australia build back better

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  Global microfinance group Grameen has set up shop in Australia at a time when vulnerable people are facing more uncertainty than ever before. Pro Bono News sat down with the organisation’s new CEO to find out what the future holds.  

Impact investing helps fund innovative approach to dementia care

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st July 2020 -  An estimated 459,000 Australians are currently living with dementia 

Federal impact investing deal crosses state borders

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 -  The Morrison government is committing $22.3 million to the agreement 

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.

NHFIC finalises $562 million social bond

Luke Michael, Friday, 26th June 2020 -  Housing advocates say the bond’s success shows there is keen interest from investors in Australian affordable housing

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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.
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