Social Impact Investment

The South Australian Government has released an expression of interest in relation to social impact investment.  Joint responses from groups of organisations are encouraged. This discussion forum has been established to help organisations describe areas of interest and expertise, and to identify other organisations that could collaborate as part of a joint response to the expression of interest.

By using this Social Impact Investment discussion forum (“SII Discussion Forum”) you indicate that you have read this notification and accepted the terms and conditions of its use.

• You can only post comments in this SII Discussion Forum if you have duly registered as a user on the YourSAy website.

• Use of the SII Discussion Forum is subject to the Acceptable Use Policy that applies to the YourSAy website. The specific terms and conditions for this SII Discussion Forum are in addition to those set out in the Acceptable Use Policy.

• Any person who has duly registered as a user on the YourSAy website may participate in the SII Discussion Forum, and this may include potential or actual respondents to the South Australian Government’s call for expressions of interest in relation to social impact investment (“SII EOI”). This may also include potential respondents who wish to use this SII Discussion Forum for the purpose of exchanging details with other potential respondents with a view to collaborating on a joint response to the SII EOI.

• Any information provided by you on this SII Discussion Forum (this includes all posts) is available to the general public, and not just other participants on the SII Discussion Forum. This includes any personal or business information or ideas you chose to exchange on this SII Discussion Forum.

• No information provided by you on this SII Discussion Forum will be considered as part of the response evaluation process for the SII EOI.

• This SII Discussion Forum will be deleted at the completion of the SII EOI process.

• This SII Discussion Forum has been established by the South Australian Government not only for general community discussion about social impact investment in South Australia but also specifically to provide a forum for organisations who may wish to describe their capabilities and to also gain an understanding of the capabilities of other organisations with a view to collaborating in a joint response to the SII EOI.

• The South Australian Government makes no endorsement of any organisation that may register on the YourSay website and participate in this SII Discussion Forum.

• The South Australian Government is not in any way responsible for any relationships you form, including for the purposes of responding to the SII EOI, directly or indirectly as a result of this SII Discussion Forum.

• You participate in this SII Discussion Forum at your own risk and the South Australian Government will not be held liable in any way for use of this SII Discussion Forum or for reliance on any information provided on it.

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Emma Tomkinson

15 Dec 2014

If any organisations can deliver social outcomes, but are struggling to get their heads around the social impact bond structure or need help with the legal or financial ability to issue a SIB, then please don't hesitate to get in touch. I have worked on social impact bonds with the NSW, UK and Nova Scotia Governments on the measurement/structure/policy angles and Ben Gales of Social Enterprise Finance Australia is also happy to help out, particularly with the investor angle. Email me on if we can be of any assistance. If you want us to write your tender you're going to have to pay (a LOT) but if you'd like to talk things over or have us scan your tender and provide comment then we're more than happy to do that for free! The hardest thing about a social impact bond is delivering the outcomes, so if you've got that covered, we can help you with the rest.

Matthew Winefield

12 Dec 2014

Welcome to the discussion forum!