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Finding the Real Value in Impact Investing

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th January 2015 -  The time is right for a national  conversation on further catalysing Social Impact Investing, a new phase of development for ethical investing writes Sandra Nugent, Manager

Investing in Real Change: Global Steps Forward for Australia

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th September 2014 -  The recent global launch of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce report shows Australia as having the foundations for a thriving, world-leading impact investment sector, writes

UK Social Stock Exchange Expansion

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th September 2014 -  The UK’s Social Stock Exchange has announced plans to become a fully-fledged venue for impact businesses to directly raise funds. The Social Stock Exchange said it would launch…

Community Finance to the Forefront

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 7th May 2014 -  A new online platform supported by the Victorian Government is set to simplify the process of accessing community finance for social enterprises and Not for Profits. Foresters Community…

Impact Investors Target Increase in 2014

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 7th May 2014 -  Impact investors are set to invest 19 per cent more than last year in 2014, prioritising financial return and clearly defined impacts, according to a major global benchmarking survey.…

Social Investment Bonds for South Africa – Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 23rd April 2014 -  Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) hold tremendous potential for government to increase effective support for struggling entrepreneurs in South Africa, according to a new report. The…

Social Ventures Chief Takes on New Role

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th February 2014 -  Evidence based funding is becoming more mainstream in Australia but there is still a long way to go, says the founder of Social Ventures Australia, Michael Traill. Traill’s…

Social Ventures Australia Appoints QLD Director

Staff Reporter, Monday, 13th January 2014 -  Not for Profit Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has appointed Dr Mark Herbertt as its Queensland Director. Dr Herbett has held significant roles in the Not for Profit, private and…

Impact Investing Potential A World Changer

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 13th November 2013 -  International keynote speaker Durreen Shahnaz has hailed impact investing for its potential to change the world to an Australian audience of top social finance experts at the Social…

Investment Bank Launches Social Impact Fund

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th November 2013 -  Global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs has launched a $250 million social impact fund – one of the first US impact investing vehicles to be sponsored by a major financial…

Social Impact Bonds Face Big Hurdles – UK Think Tank

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd September 2013 -  Harnessing private cash to finance public services via ‘Social Impact Bonds’ is unlikely to appeal to mainstream investors because of the impossibly high risks they…
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