SEFA continues support of community projects

By the end of 2015, SEFA had distributed three loans, continuing its’ support for projects that have a clear benefits to local communities. The first loan was provided to a new client, Rigpa Fellowship, and will help establish Sydney’s Dharma Centre for practicing Tibetan Buddhists. SEFA is pleased to be able to play a small role […]

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SEFA and LMCF create new affordable housing fund

Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA) has joined forces with the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (LMCF) to establish a new social impact fund that seeks to address the homelessness and affordable housing crisis in Victoria. Speaking at an LMCF’s event, Inspiring Philanthropy, Ben Gales CEO of SEFA told participants that the new fund will bring a […]

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SEFA achieves B Corp certification

SEFA has proudly become a Certified B Corporation. In doing so, it joins a community of more than 1,300 other global sustainable businesses that share one unifying goal – to redefine success in business. Certified B Corp companies are required to meet high and comprehensive standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. The […]

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Getting social

SEFA has been quite active on the social media front, across the Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn platforms. On Facebook we have started a series of posts that shines a light on social enterprises that are operating overseas using the hashtag ‪#‎SESnapshot. We have highlighted a variety of organisations from around the world, including The Skoll […]

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Building trust and transforming lives

The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008 hit the Dutch economy hard. Unemployment rates soared, housing prices plummeted and companies went bust. But the crisis had a flip-side despite its negative impact. During the crisis it became utterly clear that profit and financial gain had dominated the Dutch economy for a long time. Public opinion […]

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