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Impact investments provide investors with greater choice and new opportunities to put their capital to use in ways that make a financial return and align with their values.

For institutional investors, impact investing provides opportunities to diversify their portfolio and meet member demands. For philanthropic trusts and foundations, impact investing is a way to deepen their mission and create greater impact through the combined effect of investment and grant making activities.

Impact investing provides opportunities to investors across all asset classes including real assets, private equity, fixed income and emerging hybrids such as social impact bonds.

From financing social housing and renewable energy to delivering positive outcomes in health and education, impact investing spans different types of organisation, sectors and locations.  What remains consistent is the intention to achieve measurable social impact alongside a financial return.

There are many ways investors can deepen their impact and deliver positive social outcomes.

Networks

Below are links to networks of like minded individuals and organisations seeking to make a difference.

  • Global Steering Group for Impact Investment catalyzes investment and entrepreneurship to benefit people and the planet.  Impact Investing Australia is the Australian representative on this group
  • Impact Club is Australia’s first impact investing network created specifically for investors who are using their investment capital to make investments that create positive social and environmental impact
  • Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA) is the peak body representing responsible and ethical investors across Australia and New Zealand
  • Toniic is a global network of action oriented impact investors, both individual and institutions with members in over 20 countries
  • The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing

There are many other Australian and International impact organisations accelerating the growth of impact investing.

Impact funds

There are opportunities to invest in impact funds such as:

  • Australian Unity has launched a disability housing fund
  • Barwon Investment Partners is a $3 billion funds management company managing a fund investing into specialist disability accommodation
  • Conscious Investment Management offers a range of investment opportunities for impact investors
  • HOPE is a not-for-profit initiative assisting essential service workers, including Police, Nurses, Emergency Services, Teachers, afford housing closer to where they work
  • Giant Leap Fund is Australia’s first 100% impact fund
  • Impact Alternatives Fund is a diversified portfolio of impact investments
  • Summer Housing funds accessible housing for young people with disabilities
  • SVA Diversified Impact Fund provides finance to oranisations creating meaningful social outcomes
  • Synergis Fund is transforming disability housing in Australia

If you manage an impact fund and would like to be included on this list please contact enquiries@impactinvestingaustralia.com

Impact investment advisors

There are also a number of impact investment advisors if you are looking for investment advice including:

  • Australian Impact Investments is a financial advisory group specialised in designing, implementing and managing impact investment portfolios for wholesale investors
  • Brightlight is an investment management and advisory firm
  • Crestone works with clients to align their investments with their values, often shifting their portfolios onto a more responsible footing
  • Koda Capital provides advice to social capital investors looking to build portfolios that reflect their values
  • JBWere‘s Private Wealth and Investment advisors work with both private clients and ‘for-purpose’ organisations to help achieve their goals

If you are an impact investment advisor and would like to be included on this list please contact enquiries@impactinvestingaustralia.com

Investment opportunities

The following Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant recipients are raising capital to scale their social impact.

Disclaimer: this website is intended only as a reference tool for the impact investing market. Nothing on this website, including links and listings, constitutes: an offer; a solicitation or invitation to make an offer; a recommendation to participate in an offer; financial product advice, investment advice, or any recommendation; a prospectus, product disclosure statement or other disclosure document; or an invitation to apply for or purchase securities.