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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…

Charity Issues Bank-Backed Social Benefit Bond

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th June 2013 -  The Benevolent Society has launched a $10 million Social Benefit Bond to fund an intensive family support service in the first bank-backed issue of a Social Benefit Bond in Australia.…

The Challenge of SIBs for Social Enterprises

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th November 2012 -  Social enterprises taking on the challenge of Social Investment Bonds (SIBs) will become more common in the future, according to a summary report from The Centre for Social Impact…

Social Impact Bonds a ‘Game Changer’ for Australia

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th September 2012 - 
Prue Goward MP delivers her keynote speech at the Social Finance Forum in Sydney. Photo: Centre for Social Impact The Centre for Social Impact’s inaugural Social Finance Forum…

NSW Govt Announces Social Bond Pilot Selection

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th March 2012 -  The NSW Government has announced that three private and community sector groups have been selected to develop pilot social bonds aimed at reducing foster care and preventing young…

Investing In Civil Society – UK Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th July 2011 -  There is a serious need for tailor-made laws and regulations to recognise the special characteristics of social and community finance investment offerings and activity in the UK,…
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