Who We Are

Impact Investing Australia is an independent organisation dedicated to growing the opportunities for investments that deliver positive social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Our vision is for a healthy, equitable and prosperous Australia, supported by a dynamic market for impact investing that expands opportunities and creates innovative solutions to pressing societal challenges.

Impact Investing Australia was established in 2014 in response to an industry-identified need for dedicated leadership, facilitation and capacity building. From social enterprises and not for profit organisations in need of capital, to investors wanting to achieve social impact, we provide a focal point for market development in Australia, as well as participating in efforts to grow the global market for impact investing.

Our Work

Impact Investing Australia’s work is focused on three key areas:

Developing Market Infrastructure

We incubate and build the pieces of infrastructure required for impact investing activity to increase.

Growing Participation

We provide opportunities and resources for people to translate their interest in impact investing into action.

Influencing Policy

We engage constructively with governments and provide a collective voice on key policy actions that will support impact investing and remove existing barriers to market growth

These three areas of work have been prioritised by the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing in its strategy to grow impact investing in Australia Delivering on Impact. Impact Investing Australia drives the implementation of this strategy, working in collaboration with a broad range of organisations, as well as business and community leaders.

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We’ve made some changes:

From 2017, Impact Investing Australia will focus exclusively on the development of two flagship market building initiatives: Impact Capital Australia and the Impact Investment Readiness Growth Grant. In keeping with these changes, this website will only be updated with content relating to these initiatives.

We have been privileged to support the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing’s strategy to grow the market for impact investing between 2014-2016. The Australian Advisory Board will drive the next wave of strategy for market development in collaboration with the broader impact investment marketplace.