Our Work

Invest in solutions to social and environmental challenges.
Invest for impact.

The Social Innovation Office creates impact investment opportunities for those committed to driving social and environmental impact.

Through the Social Innovation Office your organization can support transformational work in the community while investing at competitive rates.

Current initiatives include:

Learn more about the projects currently underway.

Government's commitment to impact investing reflects a recognition that new thinking, methods, partnerships, and approaches are required to make progress on social and economic challenges such as homelessness, youth crime, chronic poverty, skills shortages, and persistent unemployment.

Why do we need Impact Investing?

  • Consumer demand is changing: People are becoming more aware of the social impact of their spending -- the number of socially conscious consumers has risen by 170 per cent in the last 20 years.
  • Impact investing is a global movement with true momentum behind it, now representing over $715 billion in assets under management according to the latest market sizing data from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).
  • Government's role is changing: Social purpose businesses can offer innovative ways to address needs that are too complex and important for the public sector to tackle alone.