Roundtable on Social Impact Investing in Health

Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Venue: The Boardroom, Holman Webb Lawyers, Level 17 Angel Place. 123 Pitt Street
Date: 29 October 2015 10:00am to 29 October 2015 12:00pm

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) brought together representatives from a broad cross-section of interests associated with the funding and running of Australia’s public health system to discuss the potential for social impact investing to drive quality and efficiency in health at a time of significant change in public policy as it relates to the healthcare sector. 

AHHA organised this event in the context of the NSW Government’s innovative work in this emerging field, recent Commonwealth statements flagging an increased role for private investment in tackling societal challenges,and the recent publication of AHHA’s Deeble Institute Issues Brief, Options for Finance in Primary Care in Australia, authored by Associate Professor John Fitzgerald, University of Melbourne.

The speakers for the day and their presentations were:

  • Associate Professor John Fitzgerald
    University of Melbourne

    John's presentation can be found here
  • Elizabeth Koff
    A/Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Resources, NSW Health
    Elizabeth's presentation can be found here
  • Rosemary Addis
    Co-Founder and Chair, Impact Investing Australia
    Chair, Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing
    Member, NSW Social Impact Investment Expert Group
    The Impact Investing Australia Report mentioned can be found here
  • Prof Jeanette Ward
    Consultant, Public Health Medicine, WA Country Health Services (Kimberley)
    Adjunct Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa
    Jeanette's presentation can be found here

The Roundtable contributed to this growing policy debate, and a communique was published shortly afterwards reflecting the issues discussed and any conclusions reached, which will also be forwarded to all Commonwealth, state and territory Governments.

This event was proudly co-hosted by Holman Webb Lawyers.