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: 16 February 2016 10:00am to 16 February 2016 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 held 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 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 were:

  • Social Impact Bonds - the buck stops at the board
    Susan Pascoe (AM)
    Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
    View this presentation
  • Potential benefits and challenges of Social Impact Bonds – a Commonwealth Treasury Perspective
    Michael Brennan
    Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group, Department of the Treasury
  • Legal issues with Social Impact Bonds, including PPP (public private partnership) contracting, structural issues, fundraising/capital raising, charitable status and due diligence.
    Alison Choy Flannigan
    Partner - Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, HolmanWebb Lawyers
    View this presentation
  • Impact Investing - An Investor's Perspective
    Andrew Major
    General Manager, Unlisted Assets, HESTA
    View this presentation

    AHHA released a communique following the roundtable which can be found here.

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