Policy Brief

Social Impact Investing Discussion Paper


The purpose of this discussion paper is to explore ways the Australian Government can develop the social impact investing market. This discussion paper proposes that the Australian Government could primarily support social impact investing by creating an enabling environment for private sector social impact investors and by funding (or co-funding with State and Territory Governments) investments which generate savings or avoided future costs to fund reforms and deliver better outcomes for Australians. The paper starts off by providing an overview of social impact investing including the main forms of social impact investment and the benefits and challenges of social impact investing in Australia. It moves on to consider the roles of the Australian Government, investors and service providers, and possible policy areas of opportunity for social impact investing for the Australian Government. The paper then ventures into setting out principles to guide the Australian Government’s involvement in the social impact investing market before moving into a discussion on the possible regulatory barriers to the growth of the social impact investment market.


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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