Building for better lives / Conference sessions

Minor concurrent session

Thursday 30 November 2017
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Meeting room C2.5+2.6, ICC

MIN12: Social impact investment for housing and homelessness

Internationally, social impact investment offers potential for funding and financing solutions to complex social problems. This session seeks to understand the roles, opportunities, risks, levers and barriers in applying social impact investment to housing policy in Australia.



Prof Kristy Muir
CEO, Centre for Social Impact, The University of New South Wales
Professor Kristy Muir is the CEO of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), a Professor of Social Policy at UNSW Sydney and an elected member of UNSW Sydney’s Council. She has worked for more than two decades with for purpo... view


Ms Jeanette Large
Chief Executive Officer, Women's Property Initiative
Jeanette Large is the CEO of Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI). WPI creates new beginnings for women facing homelessness by providing affordable, permanent homes. WPI houses over 200 women and children around Melbourne. With a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and... view
Ms Min Seto
Project Manager, Alliance Social Enterprises
Min Seto has been leading the development of the Australian Social Value Bank and managing its release under the start-up company Alliance Social Enterprises since its inception. Min has an extensive background in senior management of Community Services across Victori... view
Ms Sally McCutchan
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Impact Investing Australia
Sally is the CEO and an Executive Director of Impact Investing Australia, IIA. She has extensive experience in finance, funds management and strategy, and has spent many years working in and understanding Asia Pacific markets. Sally first joined IIA ... view


Ms Rebecca Thomas
Associate Director, Impact Investing, Social Ventures Australia
Rebecca joined the Impact Investing team as an Associate Director in February 2016. Prior to joining SVA Rebecca has held roles at various financial institutions in both London and Sydney, primarily in leveraged finance. She has strong experience in de... view