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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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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