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CEO of Triodos Bank NV promoting SEFA in Social Impact Investment

Australian investors will have the opportunity to learn first-hand from one of the world’s authorities in the rapidly expanding field of social impact investment during the visit to Australia this week of Peter Blom, CEO of Triodos Bank, a European bank with more than EUR 6.7 billion in assets under management. Mr Blom will visit […]

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Federal Minister for Employment Participation Kate Ellis launches Three Sista’s in Cairns

THERE’S a transformation under way at the ramshackle resort that used to be known as Mates Place, and the renovators hope the lives of the tenants will change as much as their homes. Three Sista’s, a new social accommodation enterprise, has taken over the neglected buildings with the help of a $450,000 loan from the […]

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SEFA selects Queensland social enterprise for first loan

SEFA has made its first $450000 loan to a Queensland social enterprise that will provide accommodation to people in Cairns and Indigenous people from Cape York who travel to Cairns for health services. Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA) has made its first loan to a Queensland social enterprise that will provide accommodation to people in […]

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Social Enterprise Fund helps Far North Queenslanders with housing, health and jobs

Cairns-based social enterprise, Three Sistas will receive a $450,000 loan to turn a former tourism business into a low-cost accommodation service to support people in Cairns and Indigenous people from Cape York who travel to Cairns for health services. Minister for Employment Participation Kate Ellis said this is the first loan delivered through the Australian […]

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VIDEO: Watch David Rickards’ Sky News interview of January 2012

David Rickards, Managing Director, Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA) explores the process of lending to social businesses, the scope and scale of the social investment sector, mutual aid and cooperative self-help businesses in the 19th century, government stimulus and social franchising.

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