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.  

Sponsored by


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. To achieve this, we launched a Financial Inclusion Action Plan. HESTA recognises that investing responsibly - for people and the planet - is important to an investment’s long-term value.


Supported by


Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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 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. 


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.