Impact Investing - Making it happen

Impact investing is growing in Australia and around the world. For some charities, impact investing offers new ways of achieving their purpose with a different form of investment. There is a lot of money available for impact investing, but very few charities have investment ready proposals.  

In 2018, CCA and Life Without Barriers ran a series of CEO forums to look at what can be done to bridge the gap between investor interest and investment readiness.  We brought together expert impact investing intermediaries with leaders from across the charities sector in a frank sharing of experience, wisdom and learning.

Impact Investing – Making it happen shares the learning and recommendations from the forums.  It provides 12 recommendations for not-for-profit organisations and identifies seven areas where government should act to support capacity development and growth in the impact invesment ecosystem.

We hope charity leaders and Boards find it a useful resource as they turn their mind to the potential of impact investing, and we hope that governments act to realise the promise and the potential of a robust and vibrant impact investing ecosystem.

Our thanks to the charity and not for profit leaders who participated in the forums, and our partners and expert panelists: Life Without Barriers, Social Ventures Australia, Social Outcomes, Koda Capital, NAB and PwC Australia