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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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% ...
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