• SVA announces search for new CEO

    Social Ventures Australia today announced a search for its next Chief Executive Officer.

  • HESTA commits additional $40 million to Australian impact investments

    HESTA has reaffirmed its commitment to growing the Australian impact investment market, allocating a further $40 million to fund investments that generate both a measurable social impact and a market-based financial return.

  • New Directors arrive to join SVA Consulting, lead Queensland Venture Philanthropy

    Three new directors have joined Social Ventures Australia since the beginning of the year, bringing with them a diverse range of experience across the government, non-profit and consulting sectors.

  • 2018 Budget: Missed opportunity to combat disadvantage

    Tonight’s Federal Budget, while supporting some promising initiatives, has done very little to resource the concerted and comprehensive approach that is required if Australia is to make real headway towards combating disadvantage.

  • Gonksi 2.0 recommends Independent Evidence Institution

    Social Ventures Australia (SVA) welcomes the Gonski 2.0’s Panel’s recommendation to establish an Independent Evidence Institution.

  • SVA calls for a comprehensive national policy to address the rising rate of homelessness in Australia

    Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that the rate of homelessness in Australia rose by 4.6% between 2011 and 2016. It is now estimated that 116,427 people in Australia are experiencing homelessness. Homelessness in New South Wales saw the biggest jump for a region, rising by 37%, with Queensland and Victoria […]

  • SVA welcomes three new Directors

    Social Ventures Australia welcomed three new Directors in the second half of 2017, adding deep experience in philanthropy, Indigenous entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • As children head back to school, Gonski 2.0 urged to ensure education dollars spent on what the evidence shows works

    Social Ventures Australia’s submission to the Gonski 2.0 panel, released today, says Australia needs an independent ‘evidence broker’ to make sure governments invest in education programs that evidence shows work.

  • Social Ventures Australia’s latest impact investment fund raises $10 million, evidence of growth in the Australian impact investing market

    Social Ventures Australia’s (SVA) newest impact investment fund, the SVA Diversified Impact Fund, has received commitments exceeding its $10 million minimum size and will reach first close sooner than expected.

  • House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation announce merger

    SVA congratulates disability support providers House with No Steps and the Tipping Foundation on their announced merger.

  • News South Wales Governor David Hurley joins Social Ventures Australia to acknowledge its supporters and the challenge presented by growing inequality

    Social Ventures Australia’s supporters respond sympathetically and generously to the plight of vulnerable communities experiencing growing inequality in Australia.

  • Experts urge expanded vision for Australian education

    Education experts from Australia and overseas came together on October 3 to discuss how Australia’s education system can better prepare young people for work and life. The SVA Education Dialogue 2017: Learning that Matters, presented by SVA, addressed the education challenge presented by the future world of work.

  • Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks at the launch of the SVA Diversified Impact Fund

    The launch of Social Ventures Australia’s (SVA) Diversified Impact Fund comes at a pivotal time for Australia’s impact investing ecosystem, according to Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison. The Fund arrives at a time when the impact investing model is gaining steam around the world.

  • SVA’s pioneering new impact investment fund backed by market leaders

    Social Ventures Australia (SVA) announces the launch of the SVA Diversified Impact Fund, a social impact investment fund offering investors the opportunity to generate financial returns while making a meaningful social impact on the lives of people in Australia.

  • Ground-breaking new project making in-roads on youth homelessness

    The NSW Government has announced an innovative new project to tackle youth homelessness. The ground-breaking Foyer51 project will be delivered as part of unique partnership between the Government, Uniting, SGCH (St George Community Housing) and Social Ventures Australia (SVA).

  • SVA supports campaign for marriage equality

    Social Ventures Australia is proud to support the campaign for Marriage Equality. The following letter has been uploaded to The Equality Campaign website and will be shared as a public statement of our support.

  • Fourth year Uniting Newpin results show restoration rate increasing

    Australia’s first social impact bond, the Uniting Newpin Social Benefit Bond has reported positive results for the fourth year in a row.

  • Malpa joins SVA venture philanthropy portfolio

    Malpa, an Aboriginal controlled organisation, has become the latest venture to join the Social Ventures Australia venture philanthropy portfolio.

  • Social Ventures Australia launches the SVA Fundamentals for Impact

    A new framework, the SVA Fundamentals for Impact has been launched by Social Ventures Australia to help social purpose organisations and funders to be more effective.

  • HESTA invests in Australia-first dementia village through Social Impact Investment Trust

    HESTA has invested $19 million to finance a cutting edge Australia-first suburban village designed to recreate real life experiences for those living with dementia. The investment was made through HESTA’s $30 million Social Impact Investment Trust, which is managed by Social Ventures Australia (SVA).

  • Australian Philanthropic Services graduates from Social Ventures Australia

    Australian Philanthropic Services (APS), a non-profit organisation that inspires and supports philanthropy, became independent of Social Ventures Australia (SVA) on 1 July. This was a planned move, reflecting the growth and success of APS.

  • Social Ventures Australia welcomes Michael Lynch as Executive Director, Impact Investing

    Based in Sydney, Michael will lead and build SVA’s fast-growing Impact Investing practice across a diverse range of investments, delivering both social impact and financial returns.

  • SVA venture philanthropy to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of young children in Queensland

    Social Ventures Australia announces a new partnership with Pathways to Resilience’ Wings to Fly (Wings) program, a social venture aimed at improving the social and emotional wellbeing of 0-5 year olds, including vulnerable and traumatised children.

  • SVA raises $7m in private capital for Australia’s first social impact bond targeting mental health outcomes

    Having witnessed strong demand from investors, SVA announces that capital raising for the Resolve Social Benefit Bond has closed just a few weeks after launching with investors including NGS Super and Grosvenor Pirie Super.

  • SVA achieves $6m capital raising target for Queensland’s first social benefit bond

    Social Ventures Australia announces it has achieved its capital raising target for the Newpin Queensland Social Benefit Bond (Newpin Qld SBB) – Queensland’s first social benefit bond – only one month after its launch.