In partnership


The Office of Social Impact Investment (OSII) is a joint team of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) and the NSW Treasury. The office has been established as an initiative of the NSW Government to work with its partners and facilitate growth in the social impact investment market. They oversee and lead the implementation of the NSW Social Impact Investment Policy, working closely with other government agencies and non-government stakeholders. Key elements of this work include developing new social impact investment transactions and building capability and capacity among agencies and others to participate in social impact investing.


The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) works with and for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage in NSW to make positive change in our communities. As the peak body for health and community services in NSW for over 80 years we support the sector to deliver crucial services that make a difference. NCOSS work directly with communities to identify the challenges they face and solutions that will allow them to overcome those challenges. Through collaboration with communities, services and across government, the private sector and other civil society organisations we work to see these solutions become a reality.  

Platinum Sponsor


The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) is a service provider and regulator. DFSI supports sustainable government finances, major public works and maintenance programs, government procurement, information and communications technology, corporate and shared services, consumer protection, administration of State taxation and revenue collection, and NSW land and property administration.


Gold Sponsor


Insurance & Care NSW (icare) is a new organisation created to deliver the State’s insurance and care schemes. It will be a centre of excellence for long-term care needs for people with the most severe injuries (road or workplaces), helping people return to work, and improving quality of life outcomes.


Silver Sponsors


The Department of Social Services has responsibility for families, housing, social services and disability services. Indigenous affairs is now the responsibility of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.


HESTA Super Fund is the national industry superannuation fund for people working in health and community services. HESTA acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of all Lands on which we come together. At HESTA, we know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures enrich this nation and we pay our respects to Elders, past and present. Hesta support financial inclusion They believe in a financially inclusive society and ensuring opportunities are extended to all HESTA members.

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Aon are the approved and recommended insurance broker for NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) members and have assisted the community sector for over 30 years. We understand the risks often associated within the not for profit sector. We also understand that risk and insurance can be a complex topic, this is why we’ve made it simpler to help you understand your insurance requirements through our user-friendly, online tool: The NFP Insurance Puzzle Solver. For more information visit NCOSS Community Cover or contact a dedicated Aon NFP team member on 1800 032 605 (ask for NCOSS Community Cover).



Global Impact Initiative works with business to create Impact Investments, seeking both a positive financial return and a positive social or environmental impact. The business works with sovereign wealth funds, central banks, insurance companies, corporations, pension plans, endowments, foundations, family offices, private banks and retail investors to create bespoke investment solutions in partnership with some of the world’s largest and most successful investment managers.


Impact Investing Australia is an independent organisation dedicated to growing the opportunities for investments that deliver positive social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Our vision is for a healthy, equitable and prosperous Australia, supported by a dynamic market for impact investing that expands opportunities and creates innovative solutions to pressing societal challenges. From 2017, our work is focusing exclusively on the development of two flagship market building initiatives: Impact Capital Australia and the Impact Investment Ready Grants. Between 2014-2016, Impact Investing Australia was dedicated to the delivery of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing’s strategy to grow the market for impact investing in and from Australia. Our work focused on developing market infrastructure, growing participation and influencing policy.


StartSomeGood is where people get together to change their world. We're the leading home of cause-driven crowdfunding, innovative partnerships and social entrepreneur education. Whether big or small, if you have an idea to change your world, or want to support people who do, we can help. The feedback we hear from our project-creators most often is, you guys really get it. That's because we've been there, done that. We get how hard it is and how worthwhile it all is. We get that you want to make a positive impact on your world, because we do too.


Social Outcomes was established in 2014 in response to a global move to focusing on outcomes and social innovation, as well as rapid changes in the impact investing market in Australia and our region. Moreover, things are certainly changing. Government funding is decreasing and the social sector is looking for ways to respond. CSR budgets in the business sector are shrinking yet the desire of companies to create meaningful shared value impact through their work is growing. Philanthropic grant-making is becoming more focused and requiring greater clarity on the impacts created.


Spark Strategy is a social impact advisory firm that works on strategic projects with organisations seeking to make positive social or environmental change, including not-for-profits, government agencies, philanthropic entities, social enterprises and other businesses. We believe that traditional strategic thinking is not solving today’s social challenges. We need new ideas to build new models to enable high impact change.

 Spark Strategy is a certified B Corp, meaning it stands for purpose, not just profit. In doing so we approach social development problems from multiple angles: NGOs’ delivery, government policy, cross sector collaboration and co-designing models to bring about system change. We work with leaders across these sectors to unearth ideas and empower them to take the often uncomfortable journey towards sustainability.


Taylor Fry was established in 1999 by actuaries Greg Taylor, Martin Fry and Alan Greenfield to provide straightforward general insurance actuarial advice to insurers and government.

They were driven by a shared goal: to create a culture where individuals felt valued. This meant shared rewards instead of financial incentives to compete, and encouraging questioning and curiosity. In this environment actuarial excellence could thrive.


Brightlight works across both advisory and investment management to provide a full range of services. They provide all necessary advisory services to enable institutional investors to allocate capital to impact investments. This includes helping institutional investors to review the benefits and risks of an impact investment allocation within a diversified portfolio, keeping track of potential deals that may be appropriate for institutional investors, conducting due diligence on these deals, providing advice on impact portfolio construction and benchmarks and operating separately managed accounts for clients that wish to outsource their impact portfolio.


The Summit began in 2015 with an audience of around 280 attendees. It's grown now to a community of 350 impact makers who come together to connect, catalyse and accelerate the ecosystem. Past speakers include Jed Emerson, BrianTrelstad, Wayne Silby, Megan Starr, Joy Anderson, Jyoti Aggarwala, Abigail Noble, Amit Bouri, Stephanie Cohn Rupp, David Batstone, Beau Seil, and tens of other international luminaries in the impact investing space.


Philanthropy Australia’s mission is to represent, grow and inspire an effective and robust philanthropic sector for the community. The philanthropic community comes together through Philanthropy Australia to build its collective voice; research and leadership; networks and collaboration; professional learning and resources and; information and data exchange. Their membership consists of approximately 800 trusts, foundations, organisations, families, individual donors, professional advisers, intermediaries and not-for-profit organisations.


The Social Impact Hub works with industry, social enterprises, not-for-profits and foundations to develop and conduct a variety of applied projects in different areas of social impact. The Social Impact Hub runs an experiential learning program for university students as an academic course. The Social Impact Hub also offers a consulting service that does not necessarily involve students.

In the student program, students put their legal and business skills and knowledge to use and gain practical experience in different areas of social impact. The course provides formal and informal training, as well as supervised practical experience, in planning and implementing a project in a field of social impact.


Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage – towards an Australia where all people and communities thrive.  SVA influence systems to deliver better social outcomes for people by learning about what works in communities, helping organisations be more effective, sharing our perspectives and advocating for change. 


SEFA was established in August 2011 when it was selected by the Australian Government to receive funding from its Social Enterprise Development and Investment Fund (SEDIF). On top of the $10 million grant, an additional $10 million was raised via equity investors and lenders. SEFA aim to lead the development of social impact lending in Australia using innovative solutions to build a stronger and more dynamic social enterprise sector. We are committed to fostering positive community, indigenous and environmental impact whilst achieving financial returns.

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Social Traders exists to create jobs for disadvantaged Australians by linking business and government buyers with social enterprises. By 2021 Social Traders goal is to create 1,500 jobs for disadvantaged Australians. To do this we’re creating a community of 95 business and government buyers and 600 Social Traders certified suppliers and facilitating $105 million in procurement spend. Social Traders is Australia’s leading organisation connecting social enterprises with social procurement opportunities and supporting social enterprise to successfully deliver on the contracts they win. 


At WSBC we connect the businesses of Western Sydney to deliver leads and opportunity for economic growth. WSBC save business owners time by facilitating fruitful, strategic connections at world class business events. WSBC helps members keep their fingers on the pulse by providing learning tools and regional updates essential to succeeding in a burgeoning economy. Also working closely with our members to identity key regional and business issues affecting SME's as well as actively advocating on their behalf to create economic and social outcomes.


Media Partner


Pro Bono Australia is one of Australia’s first social businesses. Since 2000 we have provided, media, jobs, education, skilled volunteering and other resources for the common good to over one million people nationally in 2015. Certified in 2013 as a B Corp organisation, today we act as the central online hub for the Not for Profit sector, the broader social economy and those wanting to engage with it.

The name Pro Bono comes from the Latin term Pro Bono Publico – meaning ‘for the public, or common good’. The term has been used for many years by the legal and accounting professions to mean “for free” but strictly speaking pro bono actually means for good.


Delegate Sponsor


Jobs for NSW provides financial support to startups and emerging and fast-growth small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to scale and grow new jobs in NSW.

With a $190 million fund to invest over four years, we offer a suite of financial products including grants, loans and loan guarantees to support industries and entrepreneurial businesses that generate sustainable jobs across the state.