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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 ...

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 ...
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