The Investing in Impact Initiative (III) is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder academic-practitioner network that aims to address issues of fragmentation common in nascent markets, to strengthen market infrastructure and scale social impact. The imperative to build markets for impact investing is gaining momentum globally, but the sector is currently fragmented, offering few opportunities to share insights and ideas, or to work collaboratively to address common barriers to market building and address concerns of diversity, equity and scale. The Investing in Impact Initiative (III) aims to provide a coordination and learning mechanism where practitioners and academics can gather to share knowledge, build partnerships, translate global developments to the local market, and mutually inform research, teaching, policy and practice. Current areas of focus include impact measurement, data analytics, hybrid organising and management, gender lens investing, Indigenous investment and entrepreneurship, SDGs and cross-sector partnerships. Participants are from NFP, financial, consulting and government sectors, including The Wayside Chapel, St Vincent de Paul, CBA, Colonial, Social Enterprise Finance Australia, NSW Office of Social Impact Investing, and Brightlight Impact Advisory
Interested in joining the network, or want more information? Contact Associate Professor Danielle Logue.
Managing Hybrid Enterprises: A Practical Guide - This guidebook draws on research insights about hybrid organisations. It is for practitioners in the non-profit sector considering how to diversify their funding base or for those wanting to start up a social enterprise. Access the full guidebook here.
12 March 2019: Launch of “Managing Hybrid Enterprises”: A Practical Guide
23 November 2018: A Conversation on Mastering System Change for Social Impact