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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...
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