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Outcomes Measurement Workshops

17 September 2021
Centre for Social Impact UWA's next 2-day Outcomes Measurement Workshop (Online) will be held on 16 & 17 November, 2021. > Find out more and register What you'll get from ...

impact2021 webinar series

8 September 2021
The Centre for Social Impact is continuing on with the success of our impact2020 webinar series, with monthly webinars in 2021. Please take a look at our program info for ...

Media Release: Cycle of poverty and hardship too hard to break for many WA families

6 August 2021
Disadvantaged Western Australian families are increasingly being trapped in a cycle of poverty and hardship by the same system that is designed to support them in crisis, according to the ...

Statement from Kristy Muir

6 August 2021
Statement from CEO, Professor Kristy Muir – August 6, 2021 As CEO of CSI, I’m really proud to have led a cross-institutional team through significant transformation and achievements since January ...

CSI announces leadership changes

6 August 2021
Leadership changes at CSI: Professor Kristy Muir, CEO of CSI, announces her move to the Paul Ramsay Foundation  Muir to take the reins of the newly created Chief Alliances Officer ...

Media Release: Housing people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19 - new report release

4 August 2021
As Sydney once again considers how to protect people experiencing homelessness against COVID-19, a new research report evaluates the NSW Government’s provision of temporary accommodation to people sleeping rough in ...

Media Release: New report calls for coordinated action to address systemic financial inequality across Australia

15 July 2021
A new report from the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at UNSW Sydney, calls for a coordinated response to address systemic factors that have created and continue to perpetuate financial ...

Media Release: CSI announce the first cohort of leaders selected to drive and amplify positive social change

12 July 2021
Today, the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) officially announces the first of five Social Impact Leadership Australia (SILA) program cohorts – a diverse group of 24 leaders and organisations who ...

CSI responds to the 2021 Federal Budget

13 May 2021
The Centre for Social Impact's response to the 2021 Federal Budget discusses how the key changes presented are likely to have an impact on different social issue areas; positive and ...

Is weathering the storm enough? Is this the society we aspire to?

12 May 2021
The Centre for Social Impact's CEO, Professor Kristy Muir, reflects on the 2021 Federal Budget. There was a lot of welcome news for the Australian economy in the Federal Government’s ...

Media Release: Many charities left financially vulnerable and unable to meet community demands following end of JobKeeper, new research finds

10 May 2021
A new report by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) finds that despite Australia’s promising economic recovery from the pandemic, many charities remain in vulnerable ...

Zero Project data reveals stark housing inequalities faced by Aboriginal people

5 May 2021
It takes almost twice as long for a homeless Aboriginal person on a priority list to be housed, as compared to a non-Aboriginal person, according to the latest data from Zero ...

Why leadership development is an investment in us, our organisations and the world we want to help create

27 April 2021
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” I grew up thinking I was terrible at anything athletic, and academically ordinary. As an adult I ...

Media Release: Measuring the health, social, and economic shocks of recent events in Australia – CSI launches Wave 2 of its national survey

21 April 2021
Building on its 2020 report which investigated the impacts of the challenges faced in 2020 - including the bushfire crisis and COVID-19 – Wave 2 of the Centre for Social ...

100 Families WA update at Disrupted Festival

5 April 2021
Paying overdue bills, paying down loans and paying back family members – this is how family members within the 100 Families WA project had been using additional income from JobKeeper ...

At what cost do we let our charities shut their doors?

29 March 2021
A few short weeks ago, I said goodbye to a beautiful soul and friend. I was with many others, including her husband and kids. Like many funerals, there was much ...

Media Release: Indigenous Voice and the co-design process - What does this mean for Indigenous Australians?

9 March 2021
While owning or managing almost 50 per cent of the continent, Indigenous Australians currently do not have a formal say over government policies that affect them. Indigenous Voice would offer ...

2021 scholarship recipients announced

22 February 2021
After a competitive application and review process we're so happy to be announcing the recipients of our 2021 scholarships who will each be supported financially in their studies with the ...

Media Release: Four major foundations have joined forces to create new leadership program for Australia’s for-purpose organisations

5 February 2021
Four major Australian foundations have announced they will be collaborating to create a national capacity-building and leadership program for current leaders in Australian for-purpose organisations. Social Impact Leadership Australia is ...

Media Release: CSI welcomes Emeritus Professor Colleen Hayward AM to the CSI Board

29 January 2021
The Centre for Social Impact is excited to announce the addition of Emeritus Professor Colleen Hayward AM to its Board. Professor Hayward is a senior Noongar woman with extensive family ...

Mozzies, ticks and parasites: A 2020 resilience wrap

18 December 2020
2020 has been a year like no other. It’s unlike any that many of us have experienced in our lifetimes (and hopefully one that we won’t experience again). We’ve literally ...

Media Release: New report on the health, social and economic shocks of 2020 to help for-purpose sector build back better

15 December 2020
:: Download the Pulse Report here :: The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has today launched a detailed report of the impacts of the challenges faced in 2020, including the ...

CSI UNSW teaching team record another win

14 December 2020
At the recent UNSW Awards for Teaching Excellence, the Centre for Social Impact’s Social Entrepreneurship Practicum teaching team were thrilled to receive the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for ‘Programs that Enhance Learning ...

2020 CSI Staff Award recipients announced

11 December 2020
The Centre for Social Impact’s second annual staff awards have been announced today. Watch our video announcement with CSI's CEO, Professor Kristy Muir and read below about each recipient’s achievements ...

Media Release: New research explores a decade of reforms in the community services sector

9 December 2020
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) and the Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) explore a decade of reform recommendations for the community services sector. The recent partnership explores how the ...

impact2020 webinar series

20 November 2020
Over six weeks during April, May and June 2020 more than 5,000 people attended one or more of CSI's 35 hour-long impact2020 webinars, which covered a range of social impact topics ...

Addressing social issue areas in the context of COVID-19

23 October 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 Thirteen: Mental Health and COVID-19 ...

Media Release: Digital Inclusion Report warns of COVID impact

22 October 2020
The 2020 Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII), published today, shows that a high level of digital inequality persists in Australia with many groups continuing to miss out on the benefits ...

Media Release: Nation at risk of homelessness surge - National Monitor

19 October 2020
Australia’s homelessness rate is set to surge as short-term coronavirus income and housing protections are ended, according to the second Australian Homelessness Monitor released today. Pre-pandemic, homelessness had climbed by ...

Media Release: NSW Government COVID-19 responses underperform on homelessness and high school retention rates - new research

15 October 2020
New South Wales is faring better than its economic peers (based on GSP per Capita - QLD, VIC, SA, TAS) on overall social progress but is underperforming in its estimated ...

Media Release: ACT Government COVID-19 responses perform high on social progress across the board - new research

15 October 2020
The Australian Capital Territory fares best in the nation in terms of overall social progress according to the Centre for Social Impact’s (CSI) Australian Social Progress Index (ASPI), to be discussed ...

Media Release: Queensland performing well on environmental quality - underperforms on supporting basic human needs and opportunity

14 October 2020
Queensland is performing well on maintaining environmental quality, but is underperforming on overall social progress, according to the Centre for Social Impact’s (CSI) Australian Social Progress Index (ASPI), to be discussed ...

Media Release: NT underperforms on social progress, making slow progress to achieving SDGs - new research

14 October 2020
The Northern Territory is underperforming across the board in terms of social progress compared to other Australian jurisdictions, according to the Centre for Social Impact’s (CSI) Australian Social Progress Index (ASPI), ...

Media Release: WA performing low on social progress, but high on shelter - new research

14 October 2020
Western Australia is performing high on shelter and response to overcrowding despite low performance on overall social progress, according to the Centre for Social Impact’s (CSI) Australian Social Progress Index (ASPI), ...

Media Release: Tasmania performing best in environmental quality, but underperforms in digital technology and higher education - new research

13 October 2020
Tasmania is reportedly performing best in the country for addressing Indigenous disparity in terms of out of home care, abuse substantiations and student attendance rate, according to the Centre for ...

Media Release: South Australia performing in providing shelter and inclusive society, but vulnerable in basic medical care, water and sanitation - new research

13 October 2020
South Australia is performing better than its peers on social housing overcrowding, young people classified as NEET, and underutilisation of women in the workforce, according to the Centre for Social ...

Media Release: Victoria performs high on personal safety, health and wellness, but COVID-19 response shows inequities in personal freedom and choice - new research

12 October 2020
Victoria is faring best in the nation in terms of community mental health, teen pregnancy, physical assaults and youth crime according to the Centre for Social Impact’s (CSI) Australian Social ...

Media Release: New social progress research paper benchmarks states’ and territories’ progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals

12 October 2020
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is holding a week-long series of webinars discussing new research that shows, for the first time, how social progress indicators can be used as ...

Budget Response - October 2020

9 October 2020
This response discusses how the key changes presented in September’s Federal Budget are likely to have an impact on different social issue areas; positive and negative. We explore how, while ...

Media Release: CSI secures Zurich and the Z Zurich Foundation to support research into mental health and wellbeing in a post-COVID environment

28 September 2020
The Centre for Social Impact today announced a new research project to explore and analyse the state of mental health and wellbeing systems in Australia in the shadow of COVID-19. ...
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