NAB, Life Without Barriers launch social benefit bond

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 8 SEP 2017  |  NEWS
National Australia Bank (NAB) and Life Without Barriers have launched a social benefit bond (SBB) that targets criminal offending by young people in Queensland.

Good Shepherd Microfinance, NAB mark 5th anniversary of Good Money launch

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 25 AUG 2017  |  NEWS
The Good Money retail stores pioneered by Good Shepherd Microfinance in partnership with the National Australia Bank (NAB) and state governments have turned five.

Social Ventures Australia launches SVA Fundamentals for Impact

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 11 AUG 2017  |  NEWS
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has launched a new framework aimed at assisting social enterprises and funders to be more effective.

NSW Government makes social impact investment for palliative care

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUL 2017  |  NEWS
The NSW Government has made another social impact investment - a seven and a half year, $80 million commitment to support palliative care patients in Western Sydney.

Mirvac launches first Reconciliation Action Plan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUL 2017  |  NEWS
Mirvac has launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), fulfilling a commitment made in their 2015 This Changes Everything sustainability strategy.

Social Ventures Australia launches $7 million Resolve Social Benefit Bond

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has gathered $7 million in capital to fund a social benefit bond to fund a program addressing mental health services.

VicSuper joins Financial Inclusion Action Plan program

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
VicSuper has joined 30 other Australian businesses in the Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) Trailblazer program.

Pollinate Energy to open operations in fifth city - Kanpur

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 16 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
Pollinate Energy, a social enterprise that provides affordable solar lighting to people in India's urban slums, will open operations in its fifth city, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

VicSuper launches updated Socially Conscious investment option

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
VicSuper has launched a Socially Conscious investment option, which invests in companies based on a custom index tailored to take into account action on climate change and on social issues like human rights and labour rights.

VicSuper affirms status as a tobacco-free superannuation fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
Superannuation fund VicSuper has signed a global investor statement on tobacco and reaffirmed its status as a tobacco free superfund.