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Our investments should not drive the problems we ask grantees to solve

Ellen Dorsey, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Many foundations have realised that they do not need to sacrifice returns to multiply impact and as a result are deploying their investments as another tool in service of their mission,

Investing in housing is an opportunity to set people up for success

Mark Feenane, Monday, 2nd November 2020 -  Mark Feenane, executive officer of the Victorian Public Tenants Association, shares his thoughts on why housing all Australians is an economic imperative, as part of a series

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

UNDP setting the standard for SDG-enabling investment

Rosemary Addis, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  Rosemary Addis and Fabienne Michaux break down the draft SDG Impact Practice Standards and call on Australians to have their say during the consultation period. The recent McKinsey

Own your financial future project

Contributor, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  A new grant-funded project aims to demystify basic investment and financial concepts and empower women over 55 to have conversations with their partners, children and financial

Three easy steps to impact investing for a foundation or not-for-profit organisation

Daniel Madhavan, Tuesday, 7th May 2019 -  Finance and investment are full of jargon, but you don’t have to be an expert to play a role. Daniel Madhavan, the CEO of Impact Investment Group, gives his advice on how purpose-driven

Disability Sector Calls For $220 Million Industry Investment Fund

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st November 2018 -  Disability service providers are calling on the government to urgently invest $220 million into the sector, to prevent organisations collapsing under the growing costs of transitioning

Investment Portfolio for a Not for Profit

Simon Hopkins, Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 -  Is it appropriate for not for profits with a surplus of funds to consider investing in growth assets like shares and property? When deciding on an investment strategy there is no “one-size-fits-all”

Youth Off The Streets Investing in Our Future

Contributor, Thursday, 26th April 2018 -  Charity, Youth Off The Streets, explains why it has invested to receive consistent and growing donation, capital growth and dividend yield. Youth Off The Streets has grown from humble

Social Impact Measurement Startup Wins US$100K Pitch Comp

Luke Michael, Thursday, 8th March 2018 -  A tech startup offering a platform for not for profits to measure their social impact and secure funding has won more than $100,000 at a pitching competition in Sydney, and the company’s

Growth in Responsible Investment is Backed by Better Than Average Financial Returns

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 25th July 2017 -  Ethical, impact and environmentally sustainable investments are now outperforming mainstream investments, a new report has found. The Responsible Investment Benchmark Report

Impact Investment Data ‘Woeful’

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 21st October 2015 -  Not for Profits and government agencies that provide social services have been accused of failing to collect adequate data, which is creating problems for impact investment measurement.…
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