Investing for good: the development of a capital market for the not-for-profit sector in Australia

Investing for good: the development of a capital market for the not-for-profit sector in Australia

25 November 2011

© Commonwealth of Australia 2011
ISBN 978-1-74229-555-8

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Membership of Committee (PDF 6KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 85KB)
Executive summary (PDF 53KB)

A Social Finance Taskforce
Intermediaries and capacity building
Education of financial and corporate stakeholders
Promoting social investment products
Strengthening social enterprise
Developing a measurement framework
Establishing a Social Finance Taskforce
Education, awareness and capacity building
Promoting social investment products
Strengthening Social Enterprise
Developing a measurement framework

Chapter 1 - Introduction and conduct of the inquiry (PDF 388KB)

Referral of inquiry
Terms of reference
The social economy
Context of the inquiry
Conduct of inquiry
Structure of report

Chapter 2 - A Social Finance Taskforce for Australia (PDF 194KB)

The need for a Social Finance Taskforce
Social Finance Taskforces in the United Kingdom and Canada
The demand for a social finance taskforce in Australia

PART II: Demand, supply and the role of intermediaries - Needs and barriers to obtaining finance within the social economy (PDF 219KB)

Capacity and investment readiness
Product development and innovation
The role of intermediaries and networks
Risk, measurement and metrics
Organisational forms and structures
Relationship with government

Chapter 4 - Supply of capital to the social economy (PDF 354KB)

Financial Intermediaries and CDFIs
Mainstream Financial Institutions
Philanthropic sources of investment
Superannuation Funds
Corporate sector investment in the social economy
Retail and community investors
Government as a social investor

Chapter 5 - Developing intermediaries in a social capital market (PDF 303KB)

The role of intermediaries
Financial intermediary organisations
Diagram 5.1 Types of CDFIs
Non-financial intermediaries
Developing the intermediary market in Australia

Chapter 6 - Emerging investment vehicles and innovation - Emerging social investment options (PDF 340KB)

Social impact investment
Attracting social impact investors
Social bonds
Social impact bonds

Chapter 7 - Accurately measuring results (PDF 299KB)

International developments
Australian developments
Adopting a measurement framework

Chapter 8 - Financing social enterprise (PDF 273KB)

Social Enterprise in Australia
Financing sustainable social enterprise
Building capacity
Legal structures and compliance
Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF)
Social procurement
Community investors and member owned businesses

Chapter 9 - The role for government in promoting finance for social economy organisations (PDF 393KB)

The evolving framework to oversee and regulate the sector
Taxation and spending arrangements to support social economy investment
The best approach for government to promote finance for the sector

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions (PDF 88KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 14KB)

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