Impact Investing Australia is dedicated to growing the market for impact investing. Our vision is for a healthy, equitable and prosperous Australia delivered through a dynamic market for investments with a diversity of players and products.
We represent Australia on the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and work closely with its member countries to grow opportunities for investments that deliver measurable social, environmental and cultural benefits alongside financial returns. Our priorities are to:
Scale impact and investment. Working collaboratively to accelerate financial and social innovation and ensuring capital flows to businesses that contribute to solutions.
Example: Impact Investment Australia’s Growth Grant has supported around 70 extraordinary organisations on their way to investment readiness and scale. We are currently working to pivot this grant to better support social enterprises as they adapt and re-build post-COVID.
Build the field. Providing supportive infrastructure, tools and a policy framework which will create an environment in which scale can be achieved.
Example: We are working with a number of industry stakeholders to establish a new and independent financial institution – Impact Capital Australia to mobilise more capital and transform the way Australia deals with social and environmental challenges. In 2015, Impact Investing Australia launched the Blueprint for Impact Capital Australia and defined its role as both investor and market champion. We are now calling on government and major financial institutions to create this impact investment wholesaler with the capital and mandate to drive impact investing in Australia to support the post-COVID recovery.
Make it easier to participate. Raising awareness and providing a wider set of products and solutions for people will make it easier for them to participate and have a positive impact.
Example: A significant amount has been achieved in the past decade to increase participation. We released Scaling Impact a blueprint for collective action to scale impact investment and outline ways individuals and organisations can lead and act.