Impact Investing and Partnerships working group expert roundtables
In March 2016, the impact investing and partnerships working group held roundtable talks with a range of participants including legal advisors, CEOs of not-for-profit and social enterprises organisations and representatives of state governments about strategies for removing barriers to increased social impact investing and social procurement.
Participants discussed ways to increase social procurement, where buyers use their purchasing power to achieve social outcomes. Social procurement can achieve outcomes in many areas, such as workforce participation.
Participants also considered barriers to social impact investment and put forward practical ideas to unlock more capital to enable organisations to deliver a social, as well financial return.
The Partnership will consider the outcomes of the talks and continue to draw on stakeholder expertise and advice to progress these two important issues.