Make change matter

Finding Australia's Social Enterprise Sector 2016

The FASES 2016 research project is a joint initiative of Social Traders and CSI Swinburne. Building on FASES 2010, the new report focuses on understanding challenges and opportunities experienced by social enterprises in their current operating environments.

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Social Impact Festival 2016

With more than 30 events spread over seven days, the Social Impact Festival in Perth, WA is bigger and brighter than before. The festival is open to everyone and features guest speakers, workshops, social enterprise markets, and a pitch event hosted by ImpactSeed.

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A word from our CEO Dr Andrew Young - July 2016

"One of the areas that CSI is leading the way in high quality social impact research is in exploring the growth and sustainability of Australia’s social enterprises. This month, I’ve asked Professor Jo Barraket, CSI’s primary author of the groundbreaking Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector 2016 report to tell you more about it."

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Our thinking

Financial Inclusion Action Plan

The Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) program was developed in partnership by Good Shepherd Microfinance, EY, the Australian Government and CSI. The program is designed to stimulate inclusive economic growth especially focused on women.

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Is headspace making a difference to young people's lives?

headspace aims to improve the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of young people in Australia through the provision of evidence-based, integrated, youth-centred and holistic services. This report is an evaluation of the effectiveness of the headspace service.

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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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Report: Learning for Purpose

Learning for Purpose: Researching the Social Return on Education and Training in the Australian Not-for-Profit Sector is a ground breaking, national research program that investigates capacity building through professional development for the Australian Not-for-Profit sector.

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CSI Events: Professional Event Management for Purpose

Let us manage your next event. Our professional events team provides the full breadth of event management services, including conception, strategy, creative services, production, and evaluation.

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CSI Alumni Story: Glenn Fernandez

The desire for a career with a positive social impact encouraged Glenn Fernandez to transition from 25 years in a commercial industry to a new and rewarding role in social enterprise.

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Enrolments now open for MBA (Social Impact) at AGSM @ UNSW Business School

The Centre for Social Impact is proud to be partnering with AGSM @ UNSW Business School on the launch of a new MBA (Social Impact).

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