Good Shepherd Microfinance opens Good Money stores in Gold Coast, Cairns

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 28 APR 2017  |  NEWS
Good Shepherd Microfinance has opened up two branches of its Good Money retail stores in Queensland.

NAB raises $500m for first ever gender equality social bond

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAR 2017  |  NEWS
The National Australia Bank (NAB) has raised $500 million for the first ever social bond focusing on gender equality, at the upper end of the book build, the bank said.

Government launches inquiry investigating need for Modern Slavery Act

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
The federal government has launched an inquiry into whether Australia should adopt national legislation comparable to the United Kingdom's Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Impact Investing Australia, Philanthropy Australia launch new grant program

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
Impact Investing Australia and Philanthropy Australia have launched a new grant program to help not-for-profit organisations and for-purpose businesses to explore impact investing activities and attract potential investors.

SVA launches South Australian homelessness social impact bond

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 17 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has launched South Australia's first social impact bond, which will fund a program addressed at ameliorating the effects of homelessness.

Government issues discussion paper on social impact investing market

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 17 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
The federal government has issued a discussion paper on their role in developing the social impact investing market.

UCA Funds Management continues online gambling engagement

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 10 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
UCA Funds Management is reiterating its call to Australia's big four banks to eliminate the use of its credit cards for the operation of online gambling accounts.

Vigeo Eiris upgrades three US companies on human rights criteria

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 10 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
Corporate social responsibility rating agency Vigeo Eiris has issued a positive alert and upgraded three American companies for their decision to take legal action against US President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven countries ...

Australian Ethical Investments join Principles for Positive Impact Finance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 3 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
Australian Ethical Investments and Westpac Bank have signed on to the newly launched Principles for Positive Impact Finance, a new set of criteria to assess the impact of sustainable investments.

Teachers Mutual Bank joins Global Alliance for Banking on Values

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 3 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
Teachers Mutual Bank has joined the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV).