|National Australia Bank (NAB) and Life Without Barriers have launched a social benefit bond (SBB) that targets criminal offending by young people in Queensland.|
|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 (SVA) has launched a new framework aimed at assisting social enterprises and funders to be more effective.|
|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 has launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), fulfilling a commitment made in their 2015 This Changes Everything sustainability strategy.|
|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 has joined 30 other Australian businesses in the Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) Trailblazer program.|
|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 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.|
|Superannuation fund VicSuper has signed a global investor statement on tobacco and reaffirmed its status as a tobacco free superfund.|
Australian Ethical and independent MP Zali Steggall issued a call to super fund members to look upon their super fund choice as a tool to address climate change.
Crescent Wealth have announced a number of director changes as the head of one of Australia's largest privately owned companies takes a material shareholding in the company.
A group of investors including QIC, the Future Fund, and AGL have completed the acquisition of Tilt Renewables.
Independent investment consultancy bfinance has launched a new ESG advisory unit and named an ESG and responsible investment director.
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