On Tuesday 11th June 2019 the Inaugural Housing-Impact Investment Forum will bring you a range of industry leading speakers, panel discussions and informative sessions on a range of topics including:
The changing landscape
2019 is a time of unprecedented change and challenges in the housing sector, with a shortage of 600,000 affordable and social home forecast by 2030. This is unfolding against an incoming Government which will need to offer substantial policy change. Learn from local and national thought leaders and domain experts about inspirational new ways of investing in housing.
Who should attend
If you’re a senior manager or executive level staff member across government, finance and housing sectors this forum is a must. A limited number of general admission tickets are available, with discounted tickets available to members of Shelter WA, CHIA WA, and ACSA
What is Impact Investment?
Impact investments are investments (of a financial nature) made into organisations, social enterprises, projects or funds with the intention of generating not only a financial return but measurable social and environmental outcomes. Impact investments are different from grants because a financial return is expected, and different from mainstream finance because measurable social and environmental benefits are expected. (Impact Investment Australia) Whilst the impact investment model is quite clear, we will show you that it is often happening within organisations without being identified.
BOOK NOW FOR THE WA FORUM ON IMPACT INVESTMENT IN COMMUNITY HOUSING. TICKETS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED.
Chris West – GM Investments, WA Super
Chris has over 10 years of institutional investment experience covering portfolio construction, risk management, operations, and policy development. He has held roles as advisor and manager in the Superannuation industry and is currently the General Manager – Investments at WA Super. Before commencing a career in investment management, Chris has also held a variety of financial management roles in the public sector. Chris was a finalist in the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards for Chief Investment Officer of the Year 2019.
Professor Paul Flatau – Director, Centre for Social Impact at the UWA
Formerly Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute WA Research Centre, Paul has over 100 publications across labour economics, the history of economic thought, and social policy. He has made a significant contribution to homelessness research in Australia with his most recent work covering inter-generational homelessness, service integration, youth homelessness and the impact of homelessness programs such as the Michael project, Misha and the Journey to Social Inclusion.
Jennie Vartan – State Manager, Comunity Housing Industry Association WA
Jennie is a property professional with over 20 years Executive Management experience. As Former CEO of Foundation Housing and having held senior roles in housing organisations across Australia and the UK, Jenny has a thorough understanding of the current issues facing the Community Housing sector in WA.
Mark Atkinson – Director & Fellow of Australian College of Strata Lawyers
Mark started working in strata law in 1995. He is the legal director of Atkinson Legal, WA’s only specialist strata law firm, and Residential Property Partner of the Property Council WA Division. Mark is a Fellow of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers and a long-term member of the Property Law Committee of the Law Society. He was also a founding director of Strata Community Australia Ltd and a president and long-term councillor of Strata Community Australia (WA). Mark and his team are heavily involved in the WA strata reform process.
Caroline Larcher – Development Manager, Women’s Property Initiative
In Caroline’s 10 years with WPI, she has been largely responsible for the growth of WPI’s housing portfolio from 19 houses to a current total of 83 houses and apartments, with more in development. Caroline’s oversees all aspects of WPI’s projects including initiation and development, funding, construction management, and all project reporting and compliance requirements. Prior to her decade at WPI, she worked for many years in consulting engineering companies in Melbourne, Hong Kong, and the UK and has also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Russia, West Africa, and East Timor.
Tracy Longo – National Operations Manager, Homes for Homes
(a social enterprise from Big Issue)
After 5-years with one of Australia’s fastest growing property tech start-up businesses PEXA, Tracy joined the team at Homes for Homes in 2018.
Homes for Homes raises new funding to increase the supply of social and affordable housing via voluntary tax-deductible donations on property transactions – addressing a social and affordable housing gap which is projected to grow to over 600,000 houses by 2030.
Kirsty Moore – Executive Director Products & Markets, Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)
IBA provides advice, business support and finance to eligible Indigenous business owners. Kirsty’s role drives alignment across IBA’s programs to support growth of the business. She was previously head of both usiness Development and Asset Management Directorates of the WA Housing Authority with responsibility for the $14.5bn WA social housing asset portfolio, Keystart Home Loans funding, shared equity program and affordable housing development.
Stuart Clarke – Director, Social Housing Policy, Housing Authority (WA)
Stuart has over 25 years of experience in the Western Australian public sector, working as an economist, business analyst, policy officer and senior leader. Stuart’s passionate about reform of the social housing system, impact measurement and responses to homelessness and the development of the community housing sector. He is currently in charge of the Assisted Rental Pathways Pilot (SHIP) project, which will explore an innovative, service-focused package to offer eligible social housing tenants and waitlist applicants supported opportunities in the private rental market.
Steph Shorter – Manager, North West (WA) Aboriginal Housing Fund
Steph manages a $200 Million Fund that aims to create pathways towards social and economic independence and well-being for Aboriginal people in the Pilbara and Kimberley. The Fund invests in programs that will increase affordable, suitable and stable housing options, increase opportunities for educational attainment and job stability and empower Aboriginal people and communities. Steph has 12 years experience across the private, public and social sector in the UK and Australia, in roles such as the Director at Social Venture Australia, Senior Manager for Deloitte and Strategy Manager for Cancer Research UK.
Alex Houlston – Director, BOOMPower
Alex is a passionate social entrepreneur and Director and Co-Founder of BOOMPower, a SaaS platform streamlining the delivery of small to medium scale energy projects across the NFP and community housing sector. The platform includes automated energy modeling of smart meter data and instant business case reports, integrated with a competitive procurement platform.
Lisa Anne Halton – Architect & Strategic Advisor, Bieundurry Designs
Bieundurry Designs is an Aboriginal social enterprise addressing the entrenched problem of culturally inappropriate housing leading to a spectrum of poor social and financial outcomes. It delivers housing and town planning design that ensures that Indigenous Australians can live according to their cultural lore and spending on housing is cost-effective. Lisa has over 17 years’ experience in the design and construction sector delivering over $400 million in projects across Europe, North America and Australia. She is an expert in Golden Ratio design principles which demonstrably create connectivity and well-being.
Kylie Hansen – Founding Executive Director, Impact Seed
Kylie has 15-years experience across government, corporate, and social finance sectors with organisations such as Deloitte, WACOSS and various government agencies. An experienced social entrepreneur and impact investment practitioner, Kylie founded Impact Seed in 2015 as WA’s only social impact investment and measurement capacity builder. She works with stakeholders across the community, social finance and government sectors to develop frameworks, programs, policy and funding to support the development of an impact investment and measurement ecosystem in WA.
This 3-hour workshop focuses social innovation for NFPs and social enterprises based on a design thinking influenced open social innovation framework.
2019 is a time of unprecedented challenges, opportunities and change in Western Australia. The challenges facing the not-for-profit sector in WA are not new but are often described and defined in terms of disruption, the move towards impact measurement, and an ever tightening funding environment.
While the community services sector is stretched capacity to meet increasing demand across the board, the focus is often ‘working in the business’ rather than ‘working on the business’. However, funding and service disruption is upon us, and so there has never been a more critical time to consider innovation with an eye to collaboration, integration or ‘spin-out’ of social enterprise initiatives. In this workshop we will consider and explore the following:
This 3-hour focused workshop is designed to provide information and understanding of social enterprise development for the community sector. The focus group for this workshop is stakeholders across NFP sector, community organisations, Local and State government agencies, and entrepreneurs looking to strategically develop or invest in social enterprise. It covers:
3-hour workshop focuses measurement of impact and outcomes measurement specifically for impact investment. The focus group for this workshop is executive and board level management, investors and funders across Western Australian not for profits, foundations, government agencies and family offices.
Impact measurement methods are many and varied with a number of frameworks and methodologies based on the impact and strategy of the investee or business, and the requirements of investors. In this session we explore investor needs and consolidation of framework to meet the growing requirement for consistency and for comparison purposes.
The workshop will provide an overview of different impact investment types and the different methodologies that suit those types and examine some of the international frameworks that impact investors are using across their portfolios (for example, the Global Impact Investing Network’s IRIS, Social Return on Investment). It also covers some of the issues related to measuring outcomes for impact investment, including forecasting, appropriate indicators, and issues in language and marketing. It covers:
This 3-hour workshop will deep dive into impact investment for Western Australian not for profits, foundations, government agencies and family offices.
The focus group for this workshop is executive and board level management, investors and funders across these sectors. It covers:
This intimate, focus-group workshop limited to 20 participants.
This 3-hour masterclass will deep dive into impact investment and measurement for a Western Australian audience including family offices, foundations, NFPs and government agencies. The focus group for this masterclass is executive and board level management investors and funders across these sectors.
Co-hosted by sector leaders, Impact Investment Group and Impact Seed, it will also introduce a first of its kind partnership for impact investment, social innovation, and social enterprise development in WA for 2019.
In this workshop we will cover:
Masterclass Part 1:
Masterclass Part 2:
Masterclass Part 3:
This afternoon session will conclude with drinks and light refreshments, with the opportunity for one on one discussions with the team from Impact Investment Group and Impact Seed.
Impact Investing is investments made with the intention to generate actively-measured social and environmental impacts alongside a financial return. The result is a shift from ‘bottom line’ to ‘triple bottom line’ thinking. It has proven successful internationally and across Australia and this event also presents an opportunity to partner in WA’s first social innovation hub developing and investing in WA social enterprises and impact projects.
BOOK NOW AS TICKETS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO A CAPACITY OF 25 FOR THIS DEEP-DIVE PERTH MASTERCLASS.
w/StartSomeGood & City of Perth
Thurs 11th October 2018
StartSomeGood.Com, Impact Seed and City of Perth are bringing Pitch for Good to WA for the very first time this year!
This hugely successful and impactful event essentially comprises a triple-decker live crowdfunding campaign.
First is the live event on 11th October at Town Hall with 250 changemakers and funders in attendence to see a number of homegrown Perth social enterprises and projects pitch. Every attendee receives 3 x $10 voting chips on the night to vote for their favourite projects.
The proceeds of this live crowdfunding eventunding are then matched with the generous support of City of Perth. These matched funds are guaranteed.
The final component of Pitch for Good is leverage of these guaranteed funds into an online crowdfunding campaign with SatratSomeGood.com using their highly successful crowdmatch funding model.
The potential funding pool from Pitch for Good events has previously reached up to $50,000!
If you have an idea for a social enterprise that will do good in the City of Perth and need an extra funding boost to get the project off the ground, then apply for Pitch for Good Perth here!
Pitch for Good combines the best of on-and offline fundraising, with a live pitch event helping you launch a crowdfunding campaign in style, and most importantly, with traction, thanks to the City of Perth matching pledges on the night.
Refreshments provided and alcoholic (and non-.alcoholic) beverages will be for sale
This 3.5 hour workshop facilitated by Kylie Hansen will focus on measurement of impact and outcomes specifically for an impact investments and purpose driven businesses.
Measurement methods are highly variable, with a number of different frameworks and methodologies based on the impact and strategy of the investee or business, and the requirements of investors.
In the NFP sector, organisations typically pick and choose which frameworks that work best for them. However, this session explores investor needs such as consistency and the types of metrics that might apply to different mission-driven businesses and investments.
The workshop will provide an overview of different impact investment types and the different methodologies that suit those types, and examine some of the international frameworks that impact investors are using across their portfolios (for example, the Global Impact Investing Network’s IRIS, Social Return on Investment).
The workshop will also cover some of the issues related to measuring outcomes for impact investment, including forecasting, appropriate indicators, and issues in language and marketing.
Managers of organisations considering impact investments as well as executives of businesses exploring alignment of mission and purpose would benefit most from this workshop. This is a small, high-value, focus-group workshop limited to 12 participants.
Impact Seed is Western Australia’s peak capacity builder for impact investment and social enterprise development. Our role is in market development on both supply and demand sides for impact investment with government, not-for-profits, corporates, foundations and family
Our vision is to develop a thriving and innovative impact investment and social enterprise market in WA that leverages this state’s greatest strengths, which include its natural and geographical advantages, a resources rich public and private investment sector, and exceptional entrepreneurial talent.
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