2017 Press releases

A Note From The CEO

Hello, On behalf of the entire team at SEFA I extend a warm welcome to all of our clients, investors and partners, without whom we could not do the work we do. SEFA continues to focus on fostering strong relationships and working with organisations and people determined to deliver social impact. In recent months SEFA […]

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Better Together – SEFA Collaborative Financing

Over the past year, SEFA has continued its collaboration with philanthropy by hosting Foundation Roundtables across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – together with our partners Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF), the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and Philanthropy Australia. These conversations allow for everyone to share impact investing experience to date and to explore how partnerships […]

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SEFA welcomes new team members

SEFA is thrilled to welcome two new team members Wendy Chan and Linda Carseldine . Wendy joins us from Bank of Queensland as a Relationship Manager while Linda is taking on the role of Operations Officer having spent the last 12 years as Asia Pacific Vice President Finance and CFO of the global technology firm […]

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Kickstarter | Celebrating Social Business Innovation

Now well into its 7th year the Macquarie Kick Starter programme – funded by the Macquarie Group Foundation – teams up aspiring social entrepreneurs from across the country with associate and divisional directors to mentor them through a business planning process. Turning impactful ideas into sustainable businesses is no easy feat and after 3 months […]

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Dreamstarter | Boosting social enterprise capacity

ING Dreamstarter | Boosting social enterprise capacity Do you have a ‘goods’ based social enterprise? Then now is the perfect time to launch or grow your social enterprise with the support of ING Dreamstarter. Applications for this supported crowdfunding campaign close 25th August – Find out more today. THAT’S NOT ALL ING Direct has partnered with […]

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SEFA joins the Zero Carbon Hub (ZCH)

SEFA joins the Zero Carbon Hub We are very excited to announce that SEFA has moved into the Sydney headquarters of World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) at Ultimo.  We were sad to leave the Bulb and Sydney CBD however are loving the new digs.  We are sharing the space with other outstanding organisations including […]

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SEFA Impact Report 2016

We have revamped this year’s impact report to simply show the remarkable impacts across many areas, including employment, disability services, social inclusion and health and well-being, that our loan partners are achieving. The positive outcomes achieved are far reaching and will continue to unfold as their businesses mature. This report is not only a communication […]

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New SEFA CEO Announced!

We are very excited to announce our new CEO Alastair McGibbon.  Alastair  has a career spanning 20 years in international banking and financial services, most recently with the National Australia Bank (NAB) where he was Head of Banks & ADIs, Global Institutional Banking. He will start as our CEO  on 1 February 2017. To complement his […]

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