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Sustainable finance is here to stay

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 28th July 2021 -  “[ASFI] is…an important part of holding everyone to account to deliver against the road map recommendations”   The Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) is

Super fund to shift the dial on Australian gender equality

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th June 2021 -  “It’s not good enough to keep supporting the status quo.” Verve Super has become the first superfund in the country to allocate member’s money in part based on how companies perform

A time for social enterprise

Richard Warner, Tuesday, 4th May 2021 -  Queensland Social Enterprise Council president Richard Warner looks at what the state’s social enterprises can expect from the newly announced Queensland Social Enterprise Jobs

Impact investing reaches new levels of maturity and sophistication

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th January 2021 -  70 per cent of impact investors said their impact investments are financially attractive relative to other investment opportunities  Impact investors are using complex approaches

Responsible investing matures in new decade

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 8th September 2020 -  Companies or assets that ignore issues such as climate change, health and safety, labour rights, corruption, and lack of diversity are unlikely to thrive, says sector leader Australian

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.

Responsible super funds come out on top

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 9th December 2019 -  Super funds that invest responsibly perform better than those that don’t, new research reveals  Australian super funds are ramping up their responsible investments in a bid to perform

Impact investing gets moment in the sun with biggest players revealed

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th October 2019 -  America’s biggest impact investors are being given a spotlight of their own this year, with Forbes unveiling the nation’s top 50 ethical investors, alongside its annual rich list.

Democratising impact investing

Daniel Madhavan, Monday, 8th April 2019 -  At the moment impact investing can feel like an exclusive activity, but there is lots to gain from democratising it, writes Daniel Madhavan, the CEO of Impact Investment Group. Impact

The ‘Wall Streetification’ of Social Services?

Kyrn Stevens, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  Kyrn Stevens reviews the world’s first film on Social Impact Bonds. The “Wall Streetification” of public services is how David Macdonald, a senior economist with the Canadian Centre

Social Investing for NFPs – Getting ‘Investment Ready’

Kyrn Stevens, Thursday, 7th June 2018 -  In his third and final article on social investing, Kyrn Stevens looks at considerations for not for profits that decide to embark on the social investing journey. The first two articles

Impact Fund Looking to Help Startups Take Giant Leap

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th June 2018 -  Australia’s first 100 per cent impact fund, which invests in startups that fuse profit and purpose, is seeking new opportunities to deploy its capital. Giant Leap, which is
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