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.
If you would like to learn more about our work, we encourage you to read our 2022 Impact Report, which celebrates our clients' contribution to environmental and social impact.
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 People & Planet (H), Avoid Harm (A), Benefit People & 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
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.
OUR CLIENTS' INVESTMENTS
Australian Impact Investments has, since our launch in August 2014 through to 30 June 2020, assisted its clients to direct capital of more than $100 million to 48 impact investments from a universe of more than 400 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.
IMPACT PORTFOLIO CASE STUDY
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.
We currently do not have any open opportunities.
NEWS AND RESOURCES
Impact Report 2022
We are delighted to present our Annual Impact Report for 2022, which celebrates our clients' contribution to environmental and social impact.
Over Financial Year 2022, our clients mobilised $124.5 million into a range of impact and responsible investment opportunities, including nine new investments.
You can read the report here.
2021 Impact Report
Global Impact Investing Network
Responsible Investment Association Australasia
Impact Investing Australia
Social Impact Hub