Journey To Impact: Implementing a 100% Responsible Investing Objective

24 July 2020


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Aligning a foundation’s endowment with the values, principles and focus areas that guide its grant making brings more opportunity for impact, but barriers remain to understanding, accepting and embarking on this ‘Journey to Impact’.

This webinar traced the journey of the Australian Communities Foundation, as it transitioned to 100% responsible investment of its endowment.

Foundation CEO Maree Sidey, board director Adam Milgrom and investment manager Tim Macready unpacked the decisions and processes that culminated in a 100% responsible investing objective.


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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