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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 ...

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) ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Academic Achievements for CSI People, past and present

22 June 2017
(Image: David Gonski, Peter Shergold, & Kristy Muir) It was a big week for CSI's people last week as we got the opportunity to celebrate a number of academic achievements. ...

CSI CEO backs the need for assurance regarding ACNC

16 June 2017
CSI’s CEO, Kristy Muir, has reiterated her belief in the importance and need for the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC). The shock decision to not renew the ...

CSI Responds to the recent news that the contract of ACNC Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM will not be renewed

2 June 2017
 Like many social sector organisations, we were surprised to learn on Thursday that the contract of Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM, would not be renewed. The charities ...

MEDIA RELEASE: Baseline Research Report depict a group of people deeply impacted by complex life circumstances, poor health and homelessness.

22 May 2017
High or very high levels of psychological distress, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, chronic physical conditions, and poor social support, are common characteristics of those experiencing chronic homelessness according to Sacred Heart ...

CEO Update - May 2017

16 May 2017
Fairness, security, opportunity? Reflections on the Federal Government Budget 2017 In his 2017 budget speech Treasurer Scott Morrison explained that “This Budget is about making the right choices to secure ...

Student Story: Janet Liu

26 April 2017
When Janet Liu, Manager of Financial Inclusion at ANZ Bank was looking to study an MBA, one course and business school stood out above others.  “There are a few reasons ...

CEO Update - April 2017

25 April 2017
A Giving Australia When I was a child my parents taught me to give. There wasn't a lot of disposable income, but we gave donations to different charities, my mum ...

CEO Update - March 2017

17 March 2017
Almost every day, I have conversations with people who play different and vital roles in the social purpose ecosystem, and in almost every conversation, there is a direct or indirect ...

CSI Swinburne Partners with Vanguard Laundry Services

9 February 2017
CSI Swinburne is pleased to be partnering with Vanguard Laundry Services to undertake a unique evaluation partnership. The project will evaluate the mental health and wellbeing impacts of Vanguard, a ...

CEO Update - February 2017

9 February 2017
As I reflect on the start to the year as far as politics and policies go, I’m steadfast in my and CSI’s commitment to have a social impact. We've seen ...
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