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Is your program or service actually making a difference? It’s time to find out

20 August 2019
In Australia, we spend $510 billion per annum on social purpose, yet too many of us still don’t know where to start on understanding what outcomes we’re actually achieving. At ...

World first outcomes framework in homelessness developed in Western Australia

13 August 2019
A world first outcomes measurement framework for homelessness has been developed by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI UWA) as part of the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (WAAEH). ...

CEO Update - August 2019

8 August 2019
By CSI Research Fellow Chris Hartley, and CEO Professor Kristy Muir Letting go and holding on: Homelessness Week 2019  It's National Homelessness Week in Australia (4-11 August), a week in ...

Media Release: Social Enterprise - Untapped Potential in Creating Jobs

31 July 2019
A new report released today by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne in partnership with Westpac Foundation shows that employment-focused social enterprises are playing a critical role in improving ...

Comment: Delivering homes, not just words

12 July 2019
by Chris Hartley In her first press conference, the newly elected leader of the NSW Labor Party Jodie McKay expressed her willingness to work alongside Premier Gladys Berejiklian to address ...

Comment: Is social enterprise a vehicle for neoliberalism?

12 July 2019
by Professor Jo Barraket This is an adaptation of Professor Jo Barraket’s recent plenary address at the 2019 EMES International Social Enterprise Research Conference in Sheffield, UK. At the Centre ...

Voice, Treaty, and Truth: Walking together to create a new Social Impact Festival

12 July 2019
Each year the Centre for Social Impact UWA holds the Social Impact Festival. This year’s Festival is Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Towards a Just and Sustainable Society and follows directly ...

CEO Update - June 2019

13 June 2019
Omniscience is the enemy of social progress I recently had the privilege of being a teacher, panellist and participant as part of the 2019 JBWere NAB Social Leadership Program with ...

2018 Social Impact Field Trip Facilitator Kristy Bartlett reflects on this intensive student immersion

10 June 2019
“At their core, most social enterprises are trying to solve incredibly complex social or environmental problems. And at the start of every social enterprise’s journey is the need to truly ...

Media Release: Food Insecurity strikes 80% of disadvantaged families, report shows

5 June 2019
Download: Hunger and Food Insecurity Snapshot Download: Bulletin No. 1 More than 80 percent of disadvantaged households do not have stable access to food that meets their nutritional needs, according ...

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

5 June 2019
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: Providing employment and tailored career support can improve the health, wellbeing and finances of people living with mental illness

29 May 2019
Providing employment and tailored career support can improve the health, wellbeing and finances of people living with mental illness, according to a new evaluation report from CSI Swinburne and Vanguard ...

Media Release: Groundbreaking report reveals level of Indigenous financial exclusion

29 May 2019
MARCH 29, 2019: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders fall into two groups – one suffering the most financial stress in Australia, another starting to build financial resilience – but both ...

Policy Spotlight: Housing and Employment

16 May 2019
As we go to the election, health, climate, infrastructure, community services, and other social and economic issues important policy areas for us to consider for Australia’s future. For me, as ...

CEO Update - May 2019

16 May 2019
Vale Bob Hawke I grew up with Hawkey. I was just six years old when he got elected Prime Minister and well into my teenage years by the end of ...

CEO Update - April 2019

17 April 2019
We recently moved rapidly from digesting the Morrison government’s a budget, to understanding the opposition’s budget response, to being in the throes of a federal election cycle. There’s a lot ...

Media Release: Charities Struggle to Measure Outcomes

10 April 2019
Research led by The University of Western Australia's Centre for Social Impact and funded by the Bankwest Foundation has found a gulf exists between the expectation of not-for-profit groups and ...

New: CSI Field Trip to Bangalore India

2 April 2019
Immerse yourself in a Social Impact Field Project and go to Bangalore, India Date: 14-22 September 2019 Following a successful pilot last year CSI UNSW will again offer COMM5707 Social ...

Media Release: CSI announces partnership with API Geeks on development of ground-breaking online platform for Amplify Social Impact™

26 March 2019
The Centre for Social Impact at UNSW (CSI UNSW) is pleased to announce its partnership with leading online platform engineering firm, API Geeks, for the construction and maintenance of the ...

CEO Update - March 2019

22 March 2019
Horror and Hope “The horror. The horror.” I couldn’t help but think of this quote from Joseph Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness after the atrocities last week in Christchurch. Another ...

CEO Update - February 2019

14 February 2019
Temper your sense of justice? “Temper your sense of justice” has become one of the better-known phrases out of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial ...

Congratulations to CSI Students on winning first place in IXL Innovation Olympics!

14 February 2019
Congratulations to two of our students whose team recently won the first place in IXL Innovation Olympics Fall 2018, the world's largest innovation consulting competition. Febe Amelia Haryanto (pictured, right) and ...

Uniting and CSI Swinburne join forces to strengthen community services

6 February 2019
Research program to help deliver better outcomes for vulnerable people February 6, 2019 The Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology (CSI Swinburne) and Uniting Vic.Tas are launching ...

Social Impact Investment Discussion Panel

17 December 2018
Social Impact Investment: Past, Present and Future - challenges and opportunities discussion panel The Centre for Social Impact's has ended its event calendar with a highly anticipated panel discussion that ...

Media Release: More than 2 million people in Australia in financial stress

6 December 2018
New research released today by NAB and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at UNSW Sydney has revealed 2.1 million Australians are experiencing ongoing financial stress. The Financial Resilience in ...

CSI STUDENTS WIN BOTH UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE CATEGORIES AT THE BIG IDEA COMPETITION

4 December 2018
Centre for Social Impact UNSW Students win The Big Idea Competition In their first year in the competition, students from UNSW’s Centre for Social Impact have won The Big Idea ...

CSI Students make the Big Idea Finals!

18 November 2018
A huge congratulations this week to our wonderful undergrad and postgrad students who competed in the Big Idea and have made it through to the finals! Undergraduate team Bugisu Project ...

CEO Update - November 2018

15 November 2018
10 Lessons for 10 Years from CEO, Professor Kristy Muir As we draw to the end of our 10th birthday year at the Centre for Social Impact, it is well ...

New PhD Scholarship Opportunity - Action on alcohol policy

15 November 2018
PhD top-up scholarship opportunity - Action on alcohol policy: Views from inside the policy process The Centre for Social Impact and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) are ...

New research addresses the gap in knowledge of the experiences of rough-sleeping women in Australia

14 November 2018
Download: The Health and Social Costs of Women Sleeping Rough in Australia's Cities Researchers at the Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia (CSI UWA) in partnership ...

CEO Update - October 2018

28 October 2018
Power, privilege and public good I’ve been thinking a lot lately about power. Who has it, who doesn’t; who knows it, who is blind to it and the consequences of ...

National housing affordability framework urgently needed to address critical lack of affordable housing:

23 October 2018
a problem affecting everyone, says new report. On any given night, we know that one in two-hundred people are homeless. The total number of people experiencing homelessness grew by 14% ...

Media Release: Market Stewardship Actions for the NDIS: new report

21 October 2018
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at UNSW Sydney today released a much-anticipated report outlining market stewardship actions for the NDIS. The report comes on the back of recent recommendations ...

CSI UNSW announces Michael Traill AM to the role of Adjunct Professor

16 October 2018
The Centre for Social Impact at UNSW Sydney Business School (CSI UNSW) today announced that Michael Traill AM has been awarded the title of Adjunct Professor. Traill has had a ...

CSI and PwC celebrate ten years of collaboration with new project partnership

2 October 2018
When the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) opened its doors in 2008, it was with the significant support of PwC Australia who came on board as one of the founding ...

2018 Third Sector Awards

26 September 2018
The winners for the Third Sector Awards which celebrates Australia’s most notable executive leaders and decision-makers in the sector have been announced. The awards, put together in partnership with Centre ...

CEO Update - September 2018

24 September 2018
Impacting your own world One of the great privileges of my job is that I get to meet and talk with so many people from across sectors working to achieve ...

Disability Annual Market Survey 2018

30 August 2018
CSI is helping undertake the NDS Annual Market Survey. The survey provides key information on the state of the disability sector. The results form a core part of the annual ...

Digital inclusion improving across Australia, but digital divide continues to widen

29 August 2018
Today’s release of the third Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII) shows, with the exception of the Northern Territory, that digital inclusion is improving in all states and territories, with Australians ...
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