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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 ...

CEO Update - August 2017

11 August 2017
Could social impact investment be the disrupter needed for affordable housing and homelessness in Australia? It's the last days of national homelessness week, and just up the road from our ...

Mapping Victorian Social Enterprises - Keep an eye on the competition!

8 August 2017
In July 2017, the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne was commissioned by the Victorian Government—Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources to undertake a census and mapping exercise of ...

Media Release: Social Impact Investing: A new solution to affordable housing?

7 August 2017
Social Impact Investments (SII) are an innovative and growing mechanism for funding solutions to complex social problems, including housing and homelessness policy, says a new report released today by the ...

Media Release: More Australians Online, But More Work to be Done

1 August 2017
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017 Online participation is increasing across Australia, however gaps continue to exist between those who are digitally included and excluded, linked closely to social exclusion and disadvantage. ...

Breakthrough Study on Not-for-Profit Workforce launched to reveal insights and opportunities for NFP organisations and workers

18 July 2017
  Breakthrough Study on Not-for-Profit Workforce launched to reveal insights and opportunities for NFP organisations and workers The Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study, the largest on and for NFP organisations, employees ...

Media Release: Lack of funds means WA charities struggle to measure outcomes

17 July 2017
MEDIA RELEASE 17 July 2017 Lack of funds means WA charities struggleto measure outcomes Charities in Western Australia are struggling to measure their outcomes due to a lack of funding ...

CEO Update - July 2017

13 July 2017
Many of you may not know this about me, but I began my academic life as a social historian. I’ve always been fascinated by the way that history informs and ...
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