Entries by lynette

Program Related Investments – innovative solutions for scaling social enterprise

We are always interested to hear about new and innovative ways for philanthropists to engage with social enterprise and other for purpose organisations and initiatives.  Program Related Investments present a great opportunity for effective partnership, leveraging more impact from the philanthropic dollar –  Download the research report on how Program Related Investments could operate in Australia. “PRIs are investments […]

Social Atlas announces B Corp™ certification

Social Atlas is excited to officially be part of the Business for Good movement, having recently become a Certified B Corporation. Joining a community of over 1,600 Certified B Corporations; 120 industries in nearly 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business. What is a B Corp? B Corporations® or B […]

Shared Value Forum 2016 – CGEP Case Study available now

Congratulations to the Shared Value Project team for a great Shared Value Forum last month in Melbourne. The second Forum that Social Atlas has attended and, like the shared value conversation generally, the Forum has grown and the conversation is continuing to build momentum. Those who were able to attend the Forum 2016 will already be […]

B Corp™ – making purpose part of a companies DNA

Imagine if the interdependencies between corporations, community and society at large could be recognised at law. Imagine if we could redefine what success looks like for a company and allow owners, shareholders and directors to work together to achieve that success. That is the aim and intention of the B Corp movement. In Australia, as […]

Creating Shared Value – a model working for farmers, corporations and society

Social Atlas client Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnerships CGEP, provides a practical example of how shared value initiatives can deliver powerful positive outcomes for farmers, corporations and society. Lynette and the rest of the Social Atlas team have had the pleasure of working closely with Mark Gunton, CEO of CGEP as they expand their approach into Asia.  This […]

Key Trends and best practice in philanthropy

Social Atlas is happy to share the report released today which provides a perspective on the key trends and best practice in philanthropy in Australia.  Lynette Ryan from Social Atlas notes the report’s comments on global trends in philanthropy. Moving towards more strategic funding partnerships, a willingness to back start ups and focus on venture […]

Field Guide to Impact Investing

Impact Investing can be a complex topic for even the most experienced Foundations and Charitable Trusts.  At Social Atlas we believe that impact investing has an important role to play in a diverse and strategic investment strategy and giving strategy.  It is not the answer to all social issues, nor should it be the sole […]

What Business Needs to Know About Sustainable Development Goals

Answering the question “why should business care” about the Sustainable Development Goals – Bhaskar Chakravorti notes 3 main reasons: Firstly – significant opportunity in emerging markets; Secondly – competitive pressure to be part of the solution and Thirdly – the goals can’t be realised without business participation.   We see this as a statement of the […]

Social Impact Investing – trends, opportunities and risks

We found this presentation by John Prendergast on Social Impact Investing, to be a great summary of the current landscape.  Presenting as part of a Philanthropy NZ seminar, John shares his insights from a tour of UK. While his observations are aimed at the NZ market, they apply more widely – he notes at the embryonic nature of Social Impact […]