Please join Executive Director of Impact Strategist and Chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing, Rosemary Addis, as she explores what impact investing means for funds and their members.
Impact investing in Australia is growing at a fast rate, with funds, investors, members and consumers alike, recognising the benefits of this conscious and social approach. In helping to finance solutions to many of the most pressing challenges we face as a society, impact investing is set to change the finance industry dramatically over the coming years.
As a global expert in impact investment and one of the country’s industry leaders, Rosemary will examine its potential in and from Australia, addressing issues including: opportunities to generate measurable social and environmental outcomes alongside financial returns, emerging conventions, frameworks and the path to scale.
Visiting each capital city, the confirmed dates are as follows:
Melbourne: Wednesday 2 August - registrations have closed
Sydney: Monday 14 August - registrations have closed
Canberra: Wednesday 16 August - registrations have closed
Perth: Wednesday 23 August - registrations have closed
Adelaide: Thursday 24 August - registrations have closed
Darwin: Wednesday 30 August - registrations have closed
Brisbane: Thursday 31 August - registrations have closed
Hobart: Thursday 7 September - registrations have closed
This event is open to all (members, non-members, women and men).
About our National Road Show
Since 2011, we have organised an annual national speaking tour (the National Road Show) which aims to bring topical and thought provoking presentations to a wide audience around the country. Both women and men attend these lunches which, in recent years, have included addresses from Elizabeth Broderick (Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner), Helen Conway (Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency), Fiona Reynolds (Managing Director, Principles for Responsible Investment). In 2016 our guest speaker was Rosie Batty who spoke on the impact that domestic violence had and helped us to launch the Women in Super Domestic Violence Charter.
About Rosemary Addis
Rosemary is a global leader and strategist in social innovation and investment. As Executive Director of Impact Strategist, she brings visionary fresh thinking and new models to complex issues, achieving breakthroughs for lasting impact and value creation. Clients include Board and senior leadership of corporates, financial institutions, governments, foundations and strategists globally. Rosemary established and Chairs the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and Impact Investing Australia.
In 2015 she was recognised for her contributions to innovation as one of the AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence. Rosemary represents Australia on the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group Executive (formerly G8 Taskforce), OECD Expert Group on Impact Investment and Bridges Impact + Global Advisory Council. From 2010-2017 she was a member of the NSW Government Social Investment Expert Advisory Group.
Rosemary holds a Law Degree with First Class Honours, is an internationally accredited broker of cross sector partnerships and an experienced Director. Prior to launching Impact Strategist she was a partner of law firm Allens-Linklaters, recognised as one of the world’s leading lawyers (Chambers Global) and held senior executive roles with the Smith Family and the Victorian Premier’s Department and the Australian Government where she established and led the first social innovation unit.
Rosemary is published widely on social innovation and impact investment, including The Role of Governments & Policy in Social Finance (in Social Finance (ed), OUP) and co-authoring IMPACT-Australia: investment for social and economic benefit; Delivering on Impact: the Australian Advisory Board strategy to catalyse impact investment; Blueprint to Market: Impact Capital Australia and Benchmarking Impact: Australian Impact Investment Activity & Performance Report 2016.
Rosemary led teams in development of Australia’s first investment funds for social enterprise and the blueprint and strategy for Australia’s first wholesale impact investment institution, Impact Capital Australia.
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