SEFA shares finance insight with community recyclers

Recycling ticks a lot of environmental boxes. But it can also tick the social ones. It provides meaningful employment for people who are facing significant barriers to employment in the open labour market. Repairing and upcycling stimulates creativity and comes with huge savings for the community and government. Yet access to finance in the sector […]

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Interview: CEO Ben Gales reflects on 2015

Over the past 12 months SEFA has continued to mature as a social finance organisation, and has witnessed real benefits flowing into both the deal side of the business as well as the capital raising side. The organisation has reached a level of maturity and its’ profile in the market is growing. CEO Ben Gales […]

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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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