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Will Social Impact Investing Finally Pay Dividends?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd August 2012 -  This article is by Les HemsDirector of the Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales, and published by The Conversation. It is republished

Bringing Social Impact Bonds to the US?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th June 2012 -  While there’s been early interest in Social Impact Bonds across the US, the country is still a long way from launching a full scheme, according to an extensive analysis by global…

Opinion

‘Momentum building’ for social impact bonds in Canada

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th April 2012 -  Three weeks ago I wrote a blog on the growing interest in social finance in Canada. I noted that the Canadian government led by Stephen Harper seemed to be foreshadowing its willingness…

Opinion

Beyond Prison Walls: The Growing Influence of Social Impact Bonds in England

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 -  Why is it that whilst I struggle unsuccessfully to remember the variety of electronic passwords that bedevil my life, I have total recall of the most inconsequential trivia from 40…

Social Impact Bonds: New Winds of Change in Canada

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th March 2012 -  Professor Peter Shergold is the Macquarie Group Foundation Professor at the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at UNSW and Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney. He was the founding

NSW Government To Launch Pilot Tender Process for Social Benefit Bonds

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th September 2011 -  The NSW Liberal and National Government has announced that it will launch a pilot tender process for "Social Benefit Bonds" – taking up the idea first considered…

Opinion

Social Impact Bonds – Not a Panacea But Worth Investing In

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th March 2011 -  Social Investment Bonds can increase the scale of resources available to NFPs and ensure that these resources are allocated efficiently, however they are not a panacea, according

NSW Govt Pledges $25 Million Social Impact Bond Pilot

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th March 2011 -  A re-elected Labor Government in NSW would invest $25 million in a Social Impact Bond Pilot, NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has announced. Keneally told reporters in Newcastle that…

NSW Trials Social Impact Bonds

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th November 2010 -  NSW is set to become the first Australian State to trial Social Impact Bonds – a social investment pilot to deliver non-government community programs. NSW will be the second…
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