Make change matter

A New Strategic Vision

CSI’s new strategic vision and intent for 2022 is now available. To download and read just click below.

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Homelessness, mental health and housing

People who are homeless have high rates of hospitalisation for mental illness, but research shows that this can be reduced significantly when public housing is coupled with support.

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Financial Resilience in Australia

One in eight adults in Australia (12.6 per cent) experienced severe or high financial stress during the past year, up from 11.1 per cent. This means that they are less able to bounce back when things go wrong, such as a higher than expected utility bill or a broken washing machine.

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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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