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Australian first impact investment policy

February 05th, 2015

The NSW Government has become the first in Australia to launch a Social Impact Investment Policy and establish an Office of Social Impact Investment.

Premier Mike Baird launched the initiative at Parliament House in Sydney yesterday, also outlining 10 actions the Government will take to boost the impact investment market. The Government said its 10 actions would deliver more social impact investment transactions, grow the social impact investment market by removing barriers and build the capacity of market participants.

“Philanthropy Australia is a strong supporter of impact investment. We see it as an important tool for delivering social and environmental change, which also complements traditional grant making,” Louise Walsh said.

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By Nadia Boyce, Pro Bono Australia

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