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Media Release: New report forecasts dire financial future for charities in Australia

2 June 2020
A new report launched today by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) forecasts that more than 200,000 jobs in the charity sector could be lost ...

Media Release: Youth unemployment due to COVID-19 to have significant social impact on young people for years to come

26 May 2020
New policy paper by the Centre for Social Impact highlights the significant impact on youth unemployment since COVID-19 with social impacts to affect young people for years to come. The ...

Media Release: Charities must connect with their communities to survive

21 May 2020
Sector leaders have stressed that charities and not-for-profits must engage with their local communities to improve viability and growth following the impacts from COVID-19 and the bushfires. In today’s impact2020 ...

Economic Dignity: A way forward

19 May 2020
We turn to our principles to determine the best course of action when we are uncertain. Principles can bring clarity to complex situations and they can help us understand how ...

The value of charity and charities

18 May 2020
How do we ensure our charities' survival, contribution and rebuild in the wake of COVID-19? CEO Update - May 2020 by Professor Kristy Muir My Aunty Val passed away recently. ...

Media Release: National rapid-response research program to guide for-purpose sector through COVID-19

6 May 2020
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) today announced the launch of a national research program: Pulse of the For-Purpose Sector & Building Back Better. This large, national program has multiple ...

Media release: Digital equality has never been more important – leading academics

29 April 2020
Governments, telcos must do more to halt a widening and deepening digital divide which threatens to generate serious social and economic harm post-COVID-19. Addressing personal and organisation digital inequality, particularly ...

impact2020.online Launches Today

22 April 2020
impact2020: a new online platform bringing together Australia’s for-purpose sector to connect, learn and collaborate At a time when COVID-19 is keeping Australians apart, the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) ...

Efficiency through amalgamation? Not so fast, says Prof Jo Barraket

22 April 2020
As we confront the huge resource demands of the COVID-19 crisis and the economic trials of a post-COVID world, discussions about how best to ‘improve’ the efficiencies of not for ...

Media Release: AACSB International Recognises the Swinburne CSI Social Start Up Studio

21 April 2020
AACSB International Recognises Swinburne Business School’s Centre for Social Impact for the Swinburne Social Start Up Studio Tampa, Fla., USA (April 21, 2020)—Today, AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education ...

What ought one do?

8 April 2020
COVID-19 a quandary of ethical decision making Like many people, my husband and I have started shopping for five of our older neighbours who shouldn’t be leaving their homes. This ...

Addressing social issue areas in the context of COVID-19

26 March 2020
The Centre for Social Impact is producing a series of fact sheets to address specific social issue areas in the context of COVID-19. Fact Sheet One: Homelessness (updated Apr 3) ...

Three-year research program evaluates Vanguard's impact

26 March 2020
Aurora Elmes As people across Australia grapple with the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 it’s clear we’ll need to draw on our resourcefulness, innovative spirits and kinship to get ...

COVID-19: Engaging our leadership, our humanity, our values

23 March 2020
CEO Update: March 2020 It’s early in the morning. I sit on my deck, barefooted typing away. The bird song is all I can hear. The cockatoos are dive bombing ...

New CSI scholarship recipients announced

17 March 2020
After a rigorous phase of considering the many applications we received for our first round of scholarships in 2020, we’re so pleased to be announcing and introducing the 16 successful ...

People with disabilities absent in COVID-19 response

13 March 2020
13 March 2020 Leading health and disability researchers from the University of Melbourne, University of Sydney and University of New South Wales are calling for urgent action from State and ...

Media Release: New social progress index ranks states and territories on social performance in Australian first

27 February 2020
A new index to measure the quality of life for people across Australia has been launched today. The Australian Social Progress Index (SPI), which ranks states and territories on their ...

Charities: Is trust in surplus or deficit?

18 February 2020
CEO Update: February 2020 This weekend Australians and internationals opened their hearts and their wallets again during the Fire Aid Concert for bush fire relief. $9.5m was raised for the Foundation ...

Connecting our financial ecosystem

16 February 2020
Dr Archana Voola writes about the importance of bringing together the entire financial ecosystem of stakeholders to improve the well-being of all Australians. One year on from the release of ...

CSI announces two new members of its adjunct team

5 February 2020
The Centre for Social Impact at UNSW Sydney is pleased to announce the addition of two more members to its Adjunct team. Adjunct Professor Abigail Powell continues her relationship with ...

Lifting your gaze: Governing for social impact

5 February 2020
In a partnership between the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), AGSM @ UNSW Business School, JBWere and NAB, more than 200 social impact leaders from across the Australian not-for-profit sector ...

CSI congratulates Australia Day honours recipients

28 January 2020
The Centre for Social Impact sends its heartfelt congratulations to the many and varied Australia Day honours recipients working in the community sector - each with a strong commitment and ...

CEO Update: January 2020

13 January 2020
LEADERSHIP IN A SUSTAINED CRISIS “The task of leading during a sustained crisis - whether you are the CEO of a major corporation … [or the Prime Minister of a ...

Social Impact Summer Webinar Series

13 January 2020
We’re pleased to be sharing CSI Swinburne’s recent Social Impact Summer Webinar Series. Across four weeks in late 2019, multidisciplinary researchers presented their cutting-edge research across four topics related to ...

What happened to the NDIS?

28 November 2019
Associate Professor Gemma Carey, Research Director Centre for Social Impact, UNSW Sydney It’s hard to look at a newspaper or turn on the TV without hearing about some kind of ...

CSI UWA recognised in 2019 Workplace Excellence Awards

5 November 2019
Dr Ramon Wenzel and the Centre for Social Impact UWA (CSI UWA) team have been recognised for their Workforce Analytics work in the 2019 Workplace Excellence Awards. Workforce Analytics, built by ...

Director Update - More than Homes

30 October 2019
What makes it so hard to exit entrenched disadvantage? Professor Paul Flatau, Director of CSI UWA and research lead on the 100 Families WA project seeks the answers. Entrenched poverty and ...

CEO Update: September 2019

26 September 2019
When we are arguing about whether or not the “inequality” narrative is misleading, it detracts from us talking about the real heart of the issue, writes Professor Kristy Muir. Almost ...

Centre for Social Impact UWA joins the Impact Investment Alliance WA

26 September 2019
The Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia (CSI UWA) is pleased to announce they have become a founding member of the new Impact Investment Alliance of ...

Media Release: Australia retains global Social Progress Index rank in 2019 despite fall in ‘Foundations for Wellbeing’

18 September 2019
Australia has been ranked 12th in the world on social progress for the second year in a row but has gradually declined in rankings since 2015, according to an index ...

Media Release: Affordability continues to be a key barrier for improving digital inclusion in Australia

17 September 2019
Today the 2019 Australian Digital Inclusion Index report was released. The Australian Digital Inclusion Index is a comprehensive picture of Australians’ online participation through three measures - access, affordability and ...

Social Enterprise Evidence Forum

11 September 2019
On August 1, 2019, 80 people from 48 organisations across five Australian states and territories convened at Swinburne University of Technology for the Social Enterprise Evidence Forum. Hosted by the ...

CSI's 2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced

4 September 2019
The Centre for Social Impact is thrilled to announce the recipients of the latest round of scholarships.  $60,000 AGSM MBA (Social Impact) and Emeritus Professor Richard Henry AM and Dr ...

Media Release: Over half of families in financial hardship can't pay utility bills; health and wellbeing adversely affected

22 August 2019
Download: 100 Families WA Baseline Report Download: Financial Vulnerability Snapshot Personal loans including pay-day loans, debts arising from household and personal bills, overdue rent and student loan debts are severely ...

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 ...
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