Started in 2013, Ethical Property Australia (EP) provides co-located work spaces for socially and ethically driven enterprises, and delivers a social, environmental and financial return to investors. EP is a
The Nature Conservancy Australia established the Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund to provide water security for Australian farming families while protecting culturally significant wetlands that support threatened species. Operating in the world’s largest water market, the Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund will be the first water investment fund in Australia to address balanced environmental, agricultural, social and financial outcomes.
The MiHaven Property Fund (MPF) was established by MiHaven, a social enterprise that supports chronically unemployed Indigenous Australians to enter long-term sustainable employment in construction and related industries. The fund was formed to deliver a pilot project in Cairns, with a view to use the proceeds to invest in further projects in Australia if successful.
Eating Disorders Victoria accessed finance through Foresters to set up EDV Psychology as a ‘fee for service’ social enterprise to further the support provided by EDV and offer private psychology sessions for people experiencing eating disorders and related issues, as well as for family and friends who are supporting a loved one.
The Social Impact Fund (SIF) provides loans and equity investments to Australian social enterprises focused on positive social change including improving education, employment and life outcomes for disadvantaged members of the community.
The SEFA Loan Fund provides loans to not-for-profit and commercial organisations that have a social, cultural or environmental mission to deliver a public or community benefit via services or selling goods.
The Melbourne Montessori School Community Fund (MMS Community Finance Fund) was established to provide financial support for the Melbourne Montessori School, a not-for-profit charitable entity that provides education using the Maria Montessori method.
The Social Enterprise Finance Fund (The ‘SEFF’) was established to support social enterprises to develop financial resilience and extend delivery of their products and services. The SEFF invests in social enterprises through direct loans (both secured and unsecured).
Hireup harnesses the power of technology to revolutionise the way Australians with disability find, hire and manage their own support workers. After producing a minimum viable product, it proved the need and applicability of the model. Hireup then raised $2.5 million via an impact investment in late 2015. The funds raised are helping Hireup to scale quickly and in lockstep with the national rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The National Australia Bank (NAB) Climate Bond was issued in December 2014 with proceeds ring-fenced for financing a portfolio of wind and solar energy projects across Australia. It represents the first time an Australian issuer has brought a green bond to the domestic market and it was also the first bank issued green bond certified under the Climate Bond Standard globally.