The Centre of Social Impact PDF Print E-mail


The mission at CSI is to create beneficial social impact in Australia through teaching, research, measurement and the promotion of public debate. It brings together the business, government, philanthropic and third (not-for-profit) sectors, in a collaborative effort to build community capacity and generate social innovation.

CSI seeks to respond to the rapidly evolving needs of the third sector, the emerging framework of social investment and the developing challenges of corporate responsibility and sustainability. 

CSI recognises that the needs and expectations of an emerging leader in a social enterprise differ greatly from those of a volunteer in a governance role of a third sector organisation, or a sustainability manager in a large corporation. All have a pivotal role to play in creating an environment of social innovation and building an open, inclusive and sustainable society.