News and views

Through publications, broadcasts and the media we provide insights and a vision for a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous society and share stories of enterprises and investors leading the way.

12 May 2021 Government action needed to drive Australia’s inclusive economy

Impact Investing Australia welcomes the federal budget’s support for vulnerable Australians, but is disappointed the Government has missed a significant opportunity for catalytic action to drive private resources to address social and environmental issues. “The Australian Government has stopped short when more than ever it needs

22 April 2021 Resilience Grant supporting businesses through COVID

Our first round of Resilience Grants has awarded eight social enterprises impacted by the COVID pandemic with an opportunity to access advice on investment strategies to support business continuity.

25 March 2021 Government action needed to drive an inclusive recovery

COVID-19 has increased the pressure on the Australia Government's budget and heightened the focus on the outcomes delivered from spending. Here are the five funding commitments we'd like to see in this year's budget.

5 March 2021 Creating gender positive investments

We are celebrating International Women's Day by recognising some of the remarkable women active throughout the impact investing ecosystem -  as investors, innovators, enablers and advisors.

2 March 2021 ‘Predictions for 2021’

The pandemic has opened the door to a new wave of impact investing, writes Sally McCutchan in Pro Bono News' series of predictions about what the social economy can expect from 2021. 

19 February 2021 Changes at Impact Investing Australia

After four years as Chief Executive Officer at Impact Investing Australia Sally McCutchan will step down next month. In her tenure we have experienced an acceleration of impact investing in Australia which is due in no small part to Sally's vision and determination to grow the sector.

1 February 2021 Creative solutions delivering lasting impact

Many social enterprises are bringing creative solutions to the sectors they operate in and are having a significant and lasting impact on the communities they serve.

11 January 2021 Pre-Budget Submission

This submission provides a policy framework which encourages investments which create jobs in sectors of the economy which are aligned with better social and environmental outcomes.

3 December 2020 Towards a disability-inclusive post-COVID world

There are many social enterprises doing incredible work which is enabling people with disability to live fulfilling lives. We recognise them on International Day of People with Disability

19 November 2020 Responding to two of our biggest social challenges

Congratulations to our two most recent growth grant awardees - Refugee Talent and Nightingale Housing - both bring creative solutions that will have a significant and lasting impact on the communities they serve. 

11 November 2020 Celebrating indigenous innovation

This NAIDOC Week we talked to Leah Armstrong about the importance of supporting indigenous enterprises, helping them grow their businesses and drive positive social benefits.

4 November 2020 ‘Investment that builds a better world’

Sally McCutchan talks to Philip Bateman about the importance of an impact-lead economic recovery on Bravo Charlie and Pro Bono Australia's Smarter Impact video series.

27 October 2020 ‘Australians set to make their money matter’

Sally McCutchan told Pro Bono Australia that most Australians weren't aware of the impact of their superfund. "People don't necessarily connect their super with having an impact on the future."