SDGs and CSnet Benefits Diagram

The exponential growth in impact investing in Australia, and beyond, presents an important opportunity for human services committed to demonstrating what they achieve. We are committed to assisting organisations explore this opportunity, so they become credible, investment-ready providers. There are numerous practice and technical issues to be considered in this process and bridging the gap between intent and evidence-based achievement is challenging.

“Overwhelmingly, the top challenge to impact measurement relates to the need for standardised and comparable tools and frameworks. Other notable challenges include a lack of resources and integrating impact into standard business processes and financial decision-making.” (1)

CSnet’s role in this ecosystem is a new kind of ‘intermediary’ (2) – supporting capacity of human services to measure and manage their own impact using CSnet® – and to embed learning in the design and improvement of social programs.

A focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has the potential to offer a globally recognised set of indicators and outcomes for human services and funders to gain insight into how, and how much, services, products, projects and resources are contributing to the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Whether you are a human service organisation or an ‘impact first’ funder, CSnet supports you to collect data, measure and manage outcomes mapped to the SDGs.

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(1) Michael Traill AM Chair, Expert Panel, Commonwealth Government’s Social Impact Investing Taskforce, RIAA Benchmarking Impact 2020 p5
(2) Responsible Investing Association of Australia Benchmarking Impact: Australian Impact Investor Insights, Activity and Performance Report 2020 p9 (RIAA Benchmarking Impact 2020) p5