Governments have a lot to gain from impact investing. Impact investing encourages innovation, offers opportunities for more efficient delivery of public services and drives down the cost of achieving positive solutions to our pressing social and environmental challenges.
Governments have a unique role in that they can be both market participants and market stewards. As a major buyer of goods and commissioner of services, governments can play a pivotal role in accelerating the growth of impact investing. The impact in impact investing is enhanced through their collaboration. The investing in impact investing is accelerated through their participation in the market.
Well-designed policy is critical to stimulating more private investment, delivering better outcomes for society and removing the existing barriers to impact investing. The Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investment’s strategy Delivering on Impact identifies policy as one of three pillars central to accelerating the development of impact investing in Australia.
Together with the Australian Advisory Board, we work with impact investing leaders to establish the policy priorities and provide a collective voice to government.
We engage with governments at the Federal and State levels to encourage a more supportive environment for impact investing with a dual focus on policy change and practical actions that can be adopted. This work is currently focused on development of the market for impact investing through the establishment of Impact Capital Australia.
View Impact Investing Australia’s submissions to different government inquiries.
View key impact investing reports with recommendations for governments.