Make change matter

Indigenous Outcomes in The Kimberley and Pilbara

A study commissioned by the State Government and carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has provided the first detailed analysis of government service provision and expenditure in the Kimberley and the Pilbara and its impact on Indigenous communities.

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Map for Impact

This CSI led project has for the first time revealed the size and scope of Victoria’s social enterprise sector and demonstrates the importance of its contribution to the economy, and to society.

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Australian Charities Report

The Australian Charities Report 2016 examined the 2016 annual reports of over 52,000 charities submitted to, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). The report was produced by CSI and the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney, in partnership with the ACNC.

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Our thinking

Addressing The Gaps

Kristy Muir professor of social policy and CEO of the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW Business School talks to Julian Lorkin at UNSW Business School about some of the social issues that face Australia and what we can be done about it.

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Housing and Social Impact Investing

Social Impact Investments are an innovative mechanism for funding solutions to complex social problems, including housing and homelessness policy. Are they part of the answer to the low income housing issue?

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Keeping your social venture afloat

The first Australian study into the resilience of social enterprises has just been released by the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne. A major discovery was that one factor more than any other determines whether an organisation will survive.

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Our Research Projects

Australia spends more than $300 billion on social purpose. So why aren’t we making a difference? Why are we so stuck? What do we need to do differently? CSI’s research tackles these questions.

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