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Media Release: Ground-breaking program houses 60 per cent of participants in first year

16 August 2018
Improving drug and alcohol issues, reducing nights spent in hospital, staying housed and feeling safe at home has been proven possible, once again, for people experiencing chronic homelessness through a ...

CEO Update - August 2018

15 August 2018
Photo from CSI's ten-year anniversary event. L-R Peter Shergold, Stella Avramopoulos, David Gonski, Amanda Young, Kristy Muir. Credit: Lucy Leonardi We are 10! With birthdays, especially significant ones, like reaching ...

STATE-WIDE STRATEGY ON HOMELESSNESS

12 August 2018
A report commissioned by the Department of Communities and authored by The University of Western Australia Centre for Social Impact has provided new insights into the state of homelessness in ...

Women and Money

9 August 2018
ASIC’s MoneySmart is encouraging women to have regular money conversations Women face specific challenges when it comes to managing their money. Many women take time out of the paid workforce ...

Coordinated Disability Care is at Risk, as Collaboration gives way to Competition in the NDIS

6 August 2018
Collaboration and the establishment of networks are vitally important yet are at risk of being compromised as service providers adjust to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), says a new ...

CSI’s new field trip to Bangalore, India

27 July 2018
CSI are excited to announce a new opportunity in Session 3 this year through their Social Impact Field Project to learn about social enterprise start-ups in complex environments by travelling ...

Australian impact investments quadruple: new report

20 July 2018
Australian impact investments quadruple: new report Investments that deliver positive social and environmental impact alongside a financial return are on the rise, with the market for impact investing quadrupling between ...

Amplify Social Impact: Request for Proposals now open

8 July 2018
The Amplify Social Impact project at the Centre for Social Impact – UNSW has just launched a Request for Proposals to build an online platform. Please visit this website for ...

CEO Update - June 2018

14 June 2018
Marshmallows, leadership and moral courage I read an article this week about the marshmallow test - you know, the one about delayed gratification - that shook my fundamental understanding of ...

CSI UNSW Business School 2018 Awards

14 June 2018
Congratulations to Nicole Moore who is the first recipient ever of the new Emeritus Professor Richard Henry & Dr Rachel Oberon Indigenous Advantage MBA SI Scholarship. The scholarship is designed ...

Indigenous Financial Resilience survey goes online

12 June 2018
First Nations Foundation (FNF) and the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW Sydney (CSI) today announce their Indigenous Financial Resilience survey has gone online. This survey will collect data for ...

Building Connections for Enterprising Women: CSI Announces a new project

24 May 2018
The Centre for Social Impact Swinburne is currently undertaking a project “Building Connections for Enterprising Women” with Good Shepherd Microfinance and colleagues at Swinburne Sarawak (Malaysia). Funded by the Australian ...

Investing for good: Social Impact Investing has untapped potential for housing and homelessness in Australia – New Inquiry

15 May 2018
Australia is ready to benefit from social impact investing into housing and homelessness, says a new report released today by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, but cautions that ...

DR EMMA LEE APPOINTED AS SWINBURNE’S 2018 ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER RESEARCH FELLOW

15 May 2018
The Centre for Social Impact today announced the appointment of Dr Emma Lee, who will be working with The Centre for Social Impact -Swinburne as Swinburne’s 2018 Aboriginal and Torres ...

Dr Lyndsey McKee announced as CSI’s new Director, Social Impact Industry

14 May 2018
The Centre for Social Impact today announced the appointment of Dr Lyndsey McKee to the newly created role of Director, Social Impact Industry. This new role will be responsible for ...

MEDIA RELEASE: LotteryWest funds 100 Families Project

14 May 2018
CSI is proud to be part of the 100 Families project which has just received $1.75 million in funding from Lotterywest. 100 Families will engage with a significant social problem ...

CSI Responds to the 2018 Budget

9 May 2018
"What have you achieved? What are you going to do now? What does it mean for me? These are the questions Australians want answered tonight. So, let me get to ...

Media Release: CSI Announces Bold $12M Project to Catalyse Social Change on a National Scale

25 April 2018
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) today announced the launch of an ambitious new project aimed at improving social impact on a national scale. Amplify Social Impact™ (Amplify) will provide ...

Amplify Social Impact Request for Information

23 April 2018
CSI is looking for an innovative and capable online information & data management solution service to work with us to develop, implement, and manage the Amplify Social Impact online platform ...

CEO UPDATE - April 2018

19 April 2018
Lest we forget our veterans who are homeless Some years ago, I interviewed James*, a Second World War veteran who had served in the Royal Australian Air Force. He dropped ...

EMERITUS PROFESSOR RICHARD HENRY & DR RACHEL OBERON INDIGENOUS ADVANTAGE MBA SOCIAL IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP

18 April 2018
As part of the Centre for Social Impact’s strategy to develop the social impact leaders of today and tomorrow, each year we award scholarships to students studying the Graduate Certificate ...

Media Release - The State of Homelessness in Australia's Cities - National Report Released

11 April 2018
Australia’s veterans and Indigenous Australians are at significant risk of experiencing homelessness and sleeping rough in Australia’s cities according to new research released today by the Centre for Social Impact ...

Media Release: CSI Announces founding CEO Professor Peter Shergold AC as incoming Board Chair

8 April 2018
The Centre for Social Impact is pleased to announce incoming Board Chair as Professor Peter Shergold, AC, and the appointment of current board member, Philanthropy Australia CEO Sarah Davies in ...

CEO Update - March 2018

20 March 2018
This week, CSI celebrates with Good Shepherd Microfinance, EY, and the Australian Government on the successful completion of phase one of the Financial Inclusion Action Plan.CSI is also proud to ...

CEO Update - February 2018

14 February 2018
Advocacy matters. When I was a teenager, I used to do respite care for families with children who had disabilities. A number of these children lived with single parents in ...

CSI Announces New Research Director, Associate Professor Gemma Carey

8 February 2018
The Centre for Social Impact today announced that Associate Professor Gemma Carey joined the executive leadership team in the position of Director of Research at CSI UNSW. Gemma comes to ...

Media release-Windows into Homelessness – A Virtual Journey into Homelessness in Perth

16 January 2018
The Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia (CSI UWA) recently received an award for their Exceptional Contribution to Education Futures at UWA for their work in ...

Media Release: Research reveals two key issues that affect people’s financial resilience: Access to financial products and services and employment status

12 December 2017
December 13, 2017 Released today, Part 2 and 3 of Financial Resilience in Australia, produced by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at UNSW Sydney in partnership with NAB, uncovered ...

Media Release: Australian charity revenue jumps to $142.8 billion

5 December 2017
Australian charities have reported $142.8 billion in annual revenue in the last year, according to new research launched today in Canberra by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon. ...

Map for Impact Victorian Social Enterprise Mapping Project

3 December 2017
Victoria’s Social Enterprises are thriving and contribute significant jobs and economic growth; 3,500 enterprises, 60,000 jobs and $5.2 billion poured into the Victorian economy. The Victorian Minister for Industry and ...

CEO Update November 2017

28 November 2017
Can Market Forces Stimulate Social Change? On the weekend, I was at my nephew’s 4-year-old birthday party. My sister bought and made his favourite foods and my family had made ...

CSI launches new strategy

24 November 2017
The Centre for Social Impact is excited to announce its new strategic vision and intent: Catalysing social change for a better world. Professor Kristy Muir, Chief Executive Officer at the ...

MEDIA RELEASE : AHURI Report on Social Impact Investment

23 November 2017
Social impact investment could provide a lifeline to Australia’s most vulnerable groups in the form of much needed housing and support, says new report. A viable social impact investment (SII) ...

Try, Test and Learn Fund

20 November 2017
Using insights from the Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare, the $96.1 million Try, Test and Learn Fund is delivering trials of new or innovative approaches to assist some of ...

MEDIA RELEASE : Free online tool to provide reporting and insights for social enterprises

24 October 2017
Social enterprises around the country are about to enter a new era with the release of a revolutionary, new online reporting tool that balances both financial reporting requirements with social ...

Complexity Science meets Social Impact Investment – call out for research participants

23 October 2017
How can leaders in social impact investments increase the adaptive ability of their collaborations? A PhD researcher at the UWA Centre for Social Impact is using complexity science to provide ...

RESEARCH MEASURES INDIGENOUS OUTCOMES IN THE KIMBERLEY AND PILBARA

20 October 2017
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 ...

CEO Update - October 2017

18 October 2017
What if poverty is a choice? It is national anti-poverty week in Australia, so it’s a good time to ask a pertinent question: What if poverty is a choice? Not ...

Media Release: New report reveals financial wellbeing is about more than the finances

26 September 2017
Financial wellbeing isn’t just about people’s financial situations. It about having enough money to meet expenses, but also about having spare cash to make choices, feeling in control of your ...

CEO Update - September 2017

15 September 2017
I’ve had a really interesting week that has left me pondering a question: Do we value an inclusive society in Australia? I started the week at Philanthropy Australia’s Philanthropy meets ...

Media Release: Why is financial stress on the rise? New report looks at the multiple factors affecting financial resilience in Australia.

15 September 2017
A new report released today by the Centre for Social Impact, in partnership with NAB explores the complex reasons why many in Australia are facing increasing financial stress. Financial Resilience ...

Third Sector Awards

14 September 2017
The winners of the Third Sector Awards, were revealed at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne last week. Third Sector, in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact and a team ...

CSI Launches new Strategy: Catalysing Social Change for A Better World

12 September 2017
Download the new CSI Strategy: Catalysing Social Change for a Better World  

MEDIA RELEASE: 50 Lives, 50 homes

31 August 2017
Rapid housing with support is key to addressing the complex and serious needs of Australia’s most vulnerable rough sleepers, says new study. A new research study report on a campaign ...

Mental health and homelessness - Housing coupled with support brings health and economic benefits

21 August 2017
Mental health problems are far more common among people who are homeless. Not having a safe place to sleep causes further anxiety and stress on top of this, access to ...
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