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
Purpose of fund:
To invest in early stage scalable companies that work to increase incomes and improve the livelihoods of low-income communities in Southeast Asia and India.
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 NYC Acquisition Fund aims for social impact, specifically to provide affordable housing in NYC for individuals and families who otherwise couldn’t afford to live in NYC’s five boroughs.
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 LeapFrog Fund II invests in high-growth companies across Asia and Africa that offer empowering tools such as insurance, savings and investment products to emerging consumers.
The Bridges Social Impact Bond Fund, the first of its type, invests in social impact bonds, providing investment and support to charities and social enterprises that are delivering intervention programs with social outcomes.
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.
Goodstart Early Learning is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to raise the quality of early learning, enable all children access to and inclusion in early childhood programs, and provide a financially secure business model to reinvest into quality, inclusion, advocacy and research initiatives. A landmark impact investment in Australia, it raised $95 million to acquire 678 childcare centres, through a combination of bank debt, government loans, subordinated notes and private investment.
Windlab’s mission is to expand and develop the market for and use of wind-based renewable energy in Australia. Windlab identified the site of the Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm, secured debt and equity funding, and commenced construction of the Wind Farm in 2015.