Despite exponential growth from business, government and private investors Social Impact Investing (SII) is still a niche market in the global investment pool. This year it’s forecast to exceed $32 billion in Australia, particularly as younger investors are attracted to using their investments to generate positive, measurable, social and environmental impact, alongside their financial returns.
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Following a recent AICC Chairman’s Circle lunch on ACCC Priorities & Purpose Ahead, supported by Gilbert+Tobin, newly appointed Australian Competition and Consumer (ACCC) chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb shared her leadership vision and upcoming agenda for protecting Australian consumers into a digital and green future.
Sydney hosting WorldPride in 2023 will put the city back on the international map as progressive, global and inclusive. This was the conclusion of Sydney WorldPride (SWP) CEO Kate Wickett and Margy Osmond, CEO of the Tourism & Transport Forum, who both recently spoke at an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce Boardroom Lunch on the Business of Pride, sponsored by PwC.
The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce New South Wales (AICC) in partnership with Microsoft and Mission Australia, and a broad coalition of government, university, industry, service providers and victim-survivor advocates are creating innovative technology solutions to prevent domestic and family violence (DFV) in Australia. 61 commitments were recently made to move the Social Innovation Accelerator to the next stage.
Following an AICC boardroom lunch on The Future of Health Care – Innovation and New Models of Healthcare, supported by PwC, Professor Sir Edward Byrne, Global Chief Medical Officer at Ramsay Health Care shared some of his insights into healthcare models, future challenges and opportunities for collaboration between Israel and Australia.
In the current geopolitical upheaval cyber threats to Australian companies and critical infrastructure may well be collateral damage, rather than deliberate targets of attacks. However, the need to proactively collaborate to maximise learnings and minimise cyber risks in today’s ever evolving climate is more important than ever.