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Reflections on the Impact Investment Summit

Bella Conyngham, Associate Engagement Manager (NSW and ACT) Philanthropy Australia Thu, 6 Apr 2023

The Global Impact Investing Network defines impact investments as those made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

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How big data and philanthropy are taking on child exploitation

Thu, 6 Apr 2023

The International Centre For Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) Australia has announced that the first recipient of its Child Protection Fund (CPF) is a leading UK firm specialising in data-led disruption of financial transactions associated with this heinous and rapidly growing crime

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Statement by Philanthropy Australia on the Voice referendum

Wed, 5 Apr 2023

As the national peak organisation for philanthropy, Philanthropy Australia holds the vision for a generous and inclusive Australia. We seek to achieve our purpose to inspire more and better philanthropy by convening, educating, informing and advocating for our members, as well as the wider community. In doing so, we are guided by our core values of Respect, Impact, Trust, Celebration, Humility and Sharing.

Climate Lens tool launches to provide new perspective on philanthropy and climate change

Fri, 31 Mar 2023

Philanthropy Australia and the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network partner to launch Australia’s first comprehensive Climate Lens tool. The tool highlights how philanthropists can help minimise the effects of climate change by taking a nuanced approach to supporting social impact.

Philanthropy Australia celebrates 10 years in SA

Fri, 31 Mar 2023

More than 70 guests gathered at Government House in Adelaide last week, as her Excellency Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, and Mr Rod Bunten hosted a reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of Philanthropy Australia’s office in South Australia.


Can philanthropy help address the dire need for gender equality in the media?

Lisa Davies, CEO, Australian Associated Press Fri, 31 Mar 2023

AAP aims to launch a Gender Equality desk, that would produce more than 250 articles a year exploring a range of issues relevant to gender equality, including workforce participation and remuneration, childcare solutions, violence prevention, education and health outcomes, economic impact and leadership.

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New polling shows overwhelming support for initiatives to double giving

Fri, 31 Mar 2023

National polling released this week demonstrates “very strong” support for proposed government reforms to lift giving to charity. The survey suggests a keen and open-hearted generosity is alive in the community and that there has been a significant change in sentiment towards a more compassionate approach across society. This indicates the Federal Government’s work to develop a strategy to double giving to charity by 2030 will be strongly supported by the Australian community.

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