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We believe the best way to change things is through cycles of action, reflection, and learning.

Our nature is to do first, learn through doing, share what works, and generate insights on what might be possible next. We want to share what we know, what we think and the resources we create, to enable as many people as possible, to create as much impact as possible.

Find out what we mean by impact economy and how it’s taking shape - through the lens of business, investment and trade.

Our thinking

Introduction to the Impact Economy

The case for an ‘impact economy’ brings together a number of progressive ideas, strategies and practices that are gaining traction and challenging the prevailing model of capitalism.

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Impact Investment Provocations

The purpose of this series of provocations on Impact Investment is to promote dialogue and contribute to new thinking about the potential for transformational impact investing in Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific.

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The Case for Regenerative Futures

If we're to secure a sustainable future for people, places and our planet — as is the aim of the Global Goals — we must move beyond ‘sustainability’ in our current actions, to more regenerative approaches. We need an innovation agenda that strives towards net positive impact targeted at each of the #sdgs.

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Universities as Anchors-in-Place

In this provocation we suggest the mixture of research, learning, and engagement activities - combined with asset and investment profiles, underpinned by a civic-benefit imperative - make universities uniquely placed to champion and facilitate regenerative approaches to (re)building local economies and communities.

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Resources for you

A Guide to Impact Enterprise

Exploring the characteristics, applications and diversity of organisations that use business to creative positive societal impact

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Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise Design

This is the second edition of the BMC for SE, first published in 2013 by Dr Ingrid Burkett. It outlines how she has used, tested and learnt about the Business Model Canvas in designing and growing social enterprises. This version talks about Impact Enterprise and is updated with content Ingrid has uncovered in the years since 2013.

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Roadmap to Recovery and Regeneration

Stimulus and rescue measures will be critical to recovery from COVID-19. We can intentionally design these measures to reshape our economy so it's better for the world and everyone in it. This roadmap offers a mission-led innovation framework for a regenerative approach to pandemic recovery.

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Creating Impact Through Enterprise

In this free online lecture Professor of Practice, Alex Hannant shows how we can use business, or 'enterprise' to create positive impact. Learn about different business models fit for the Impact Economy and how you can use them to address the Global Goals.

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