To accelerate the growth of catalytic capital, and the impact investment and social enterprise market in Western Australia, we’re thrilled to launch this partnership between Impact Seed and blended finance leaders, Sefa.
This 3-hour masterclass will be presented by Sefa CEO Hanna Ebeling and Impact Seed Founding Director Kylie Hansen and will feature case studies showcasing 3 of WA’s leading impact investment projects and social entrepreneurs who are currently building their investment readiness to take on blended finance.
Growing a catalytic funding environment is essential for projects which need medium-term support towards financial sustainability. This will develop investment readiness pathways towards the recently launched $20M WA Impact Fund.
In this highly focused event designed exclusively for funders, foundations, government agencies, and investors, we will be deep diving into possibilities and opportunities, and providing an immersive and generative learning experience with a WA context.
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR GENERAL BOOKINGS (for funders, foundations, investors, and government agencies)
Demonstrating and articulating positive social impact is an important theme for consumers, corporates, and indeed every sector in 2020. In this masterclass we will explore development of tailored and streamlined impact indicators, delving into the suite of measurement frameworks and methodologies including:
BOOK NOW AS TICKETS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO A CAPACITY OF 40 FOR THIS DEEP-DIVE PERTH MASTERCLASS.
Stewardship of our lands started with our First Nations Peoples, and they are its future. Certification is an important pathway for ensuring authenticity in products and services provided by First Nation Peoples when working on and caring for Country.
We are thrilled to be co-presenting this half day workshop in partnership with Environs Kimberley, and UNSW, at the commencement of a 2-day schedule which also includes breakout conversations and field trip options.
This workshop will be co-presented by Dr Daniel Robinson and Dr Margaret Raven of UNSW, and Impact Seed’s Daniel Mackey, with a special guest facilitator to be announced very soon. It is designed to provide an understanding and knowledge around the advancement of Kimberley Aboriginal bush plant resources – specifically in the areas of protecting authenticity in terms of certification, as well as protecting traditional knowledge.
We will cover the following topics:
Beyond this public event, there will be afternoon breakout sessions, followed by a field trip/on country tour/bush walk the following day.
Registrations for the breakout sessions and field trip will be taken separately closer to the event.
BOOK NOW. PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT.
Light lunch will be provided. Concessions are available on a needs basis. Please enquire if you need support. Delivered with support of funding from the State Government Regional New Industries Fund.
Launch of Australia’s First Place-Based Impact Investment Fund in WA
The WA Impact Fund is Western Australia’s first investment fund to deliver measurable social, environmental and financial returns. The landmark $20M WA Impact Fund will support both asset based social and environmental impact investment projects, as well as social enterprise that delivers impact across sustainability, social mobility and inclusion, and support communities and jobs in WA.
As WA-based delivery partner for the WA Impact Fund managed by IIG and anchored by WA Super, Impact Seed worked with fund partners in development of the investment mandate. Impact Seed’s ongoing role incorporates building pipeline and investee capacity for investment readiness and providing cross-sector development targeting growth of the fund and co-investment opportunities across the mandate including:
Regenerative Agriculture & For-Purpose Property
– Farming that improves biodiversity, enriches soils, supports bio-sequestration and/or improves water management.
– Social or affordable housing, and property for non-profits and other community groups.
WA Social Enterprises (late seed-stage)
– Trading, post-revenue social enterprises driven by a social and/or environmental impact mission seeking growth funds.
Rooftop solar, batteries and energy efficiency for community assets
– Including community housing, aged care, schools, childcare and community centres.
We are excited for the launch of the first place-based fund of its kind in Australia, and thrilled for the opportunities it affords the development of a thriving impact investment and social enterprise market that supports positive social, cultural and economic impact for WA communities.
The audience for this info session include:
– Executives and directors of not for profit organisations
– Managers of government agencies
– Social entrepreneurs
– Funders and advisors
The indicative running order is as follows:
10am – 12pm: Formal launch of WA Impact Fund – information session
12pm – 1pm: Networking Lunch
12pm – 1pm: Investor-only information session
Please email email@example.com if you are an investor or advisor and you want to register for the investor-only information session.
1pm – 2pm: Split flow: Deeper dive: possibilities for energy-related investments
1pm – 2pm: Split flow: Deeper dive: possibilities for social investment and regen ag (note this will be more informal conversation driven by questions which people still have)
***Seats are limited and bookings are essential***
For links to the recent media announcements and coverage, and more information, click here.
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.
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 market builder for impact investment and social enterprise development. Our role is market development on both supply and demand sides with government, not-for-profits, corporates, foundations and family
offices through advisory, impact management and investment readiness support.
Our vision is to develop a thriving and innovative impact investment and social enterprise market in WA that leverages this state’s greatest strengths, including its natural and geographical advantages, a resources rich public and private investment sector, and exceptional entrepreneurial talent.
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