Mobilising capital for a better tomorrow



Australian Impact Investments is a specialist consulting firm that provides advice to clients seeking to mobilise capital to create positive environmental and social impact alongside financial value.

Our services enable clients to develop investment strategies, originate, analyse and select investment opportunities and manage investment portfolios to achieve financial and impact objectives.

We serve a range of clients including asset owners and their investment advisers, family offices, charitable trusts and foundations, wealth management firms and government. 



Development of bespoke impact strategies


Rigorous, independent sourcing and analysis of impact investments informing a proprietary pipeline of investment opportunities that deliver financial return and meaningful impact

In-depth ethical research, ratings and analysis, including coverage of environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related practices

Comprehensive investment management of impact-aligned portfolios from construction through to implementation, monitoring and reporting

Customised research, advisory and investment  origination and structuring to achieve defined impact and financial objectives




All investments have impact - positive, neutral or negative. The impact of an investment is a function of the underlying asset/enterprise the investment supports and an investor's contribution to this impact. 

Our proprietary Impact Spectrum, shaped from the extensive experience of our team across ethical, responsible and impact investments together with the work of the Impact Management Project, categorises every investment as one of four types of impact - Harm to people and planet (H), Avoid harm (A), Benefit to people and planet (B) or Contribute to solutions (C). 



People & Planet

The enterprise is directly involved in activities that harm or may harm people or planet



The enterprise has no direct involvement in activities that harm people or planet



People & Planet

The enterprise not only acts to avoid harm, but is also involved directly in activities that benefit people or planet



to Solutions

The enterprise not only acts to avoid harm, but also intentionally generates positive, measurable outcomes for people or planet


An investor can use a range of strategies to contribute to impact, often in combination, including:

  • signalling impact matters by applying negative and positive screens to investment selection processes

  • active engagement to influence the environmental/social performance of companies

  • growing new or undersupplied capital markets by participating in new investment opportunities

  • providing flexible capital to drive a targeted environmental or social outcome

We assist our clients to map their current investment portfolio to the Impact Spectrum and develop bespoke impact strategies that provide a roadmap for increasing the alignment of their investments with their impact objectives while achieving their financial objectives. 



Australian Impact Investments has, since our launch in August 2014 through to 30 June 2019, assisted its clients to direct capital of more than $60 million to 38 impact investments from a universe of more than 300 opportunities. These investments benefit excluded and disadvantaged populations - the homeless, people living with disabilities or mental health issues, and the working poor - and the planet. 

You can find more information about selected investments in which our clients are participating below and in our 2019 Impact Report

IIG Giant Leap Fund

Australia's first venture capital fund dedicated to investing in a portfolio of Australian high growth impact businesses that deliver positive change in the areas of 'empowering people, sustainable living and health and well-being'

Impact Theme:  Mixed

Target Impact:  Mixed

Primary SDG:  Mixed

Impact Contribution:  Grow new or undersupplied markets


Contribute to solutions

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Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund

A fund investing in water rights in the Southern Murray Darling Basin to balance farming and environmental needs.

Impact Theme:  Water

Target Impact:  Restore threatened wetlands for environmental and social purposes 

Impact Contribution:  Grow new or undersupplied markets


Contribute to solutions

Sticking Together Social Impact Bond

Social impact bond (SIB) to fund SYC Ltd to deliver the Sticking Together Project in NSW, a 60-week intensive coaching program for young long-term unemployed people.

Impact Theme:  Employment

Target Impact:  Increase the number of productive work hours of young people experiencing long-term unemployment.

Impact Contribution:  Grow new or undersupplied capital markets


Contribute to solutions



Community Impact Foundation

Australian Impact Investments is the investment manager for the Community Impact Foundation (CIF), a public ancillary fund that provides a communal philanthropic structure to those seeking a planned, tax-effective approach to giving and investment of contributed capital into a value-aligned investment portfolio that actively prioritises impact investments. The CIF is the only public ancillary fund in Australia that since launch has actively employed an investment strategy to amplify its social and environmental impact and provide comfort to subfund holders that their contributed capital will be invested in a manager consistent with their values.

Investments in the CIF portfolio include a range of social impact bonds targeting homelessness, children in out-of-home care, youth recidivism and mental health. The CIF also holds investments in solar and wind power, domestic and international impact venture capital and environmental water management. 

$ 2.8 million

Investments Contributing

to Solutions (C)

$ 3.4 million

Investments Benefiting 

People & Planet (B)

$ 1.6 million

Donations to

102 charities

7.7 % | 6.6% 

12 months | 3 years 

Return after fees

*All figures above are as at 30 June 2019.

To learn more about the CIF, see a detailed impact breakdown here or check out the website here.


Kylie Charlton
Managing Director
Investment Committee Member
Phil Webb
Investment Director
Investment Committee Member
Dana Halevi
Investment Analyst
Caitlin James
Trevor Thomas
Investment Committee Member
Ross Knowles
Investment Committee Member
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We currently do not have any open career opportunities. Please keep an eye on this page for future opportunities. 




RIAA Benchmarking Impact Report 2020

The Responsible Investment Association Australasia has released its Benchmarking Impact Report for 2020. The Report contains the foremost data on the impact investment landscape in Australia, such as the size of the industry and the social and environmental issues being addressed.


We are excited to see the growth of the impact investment market to date, as well as the potential for growth in the future. 


About Australian Impact Investments (3MB)

Aii 2018 Impact Report (Link)

2018 Impact Report


2017 Impact Report


2019 Impact Report (5MB)



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Australian Impact Investments Pty Ltd (ABN 81 165 905 582) – Corporate Authorised Representative (No. 464365) of Ethinvest Pty Ltd (AFSL No. 223718)

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