Impact Seed is catalysing systems-change in finance and business in Western Australia.. growing an impact economy where businesses support communities, environment and culture to thrive, sustainably.
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Impact Seed is WA’s leading Impact Advisory.. Impact & ESGi Strategy, Measurement |
Social Enterprise+Impact Venture Building, and Investment.
Founded in 2015, Perth based Impact Seed is a proud B-Corp. We work with corporates, not-for-profits, foundations, entrepreneurs and investors, supporting strategic design of impact and ESG outcomes, commercialisation and growth of enterprises founded upon these outcomes, and supporting pathways to investment for them.
Our vision is to grow a thriving impact investment and venture sector in WA that leverages our state’s greatest strengths: natural and geographical advantages, resource rich public and private investment sectors, entrepreneurial and innovation talent, and deep traditional Aboriginal knowledge of how to care for Country on which we all depend.
Impact Strategy | Measurement
We support leading corporates, not for profits and impact ventures with ESGi and community investment strategies, B-Corp certification support, and impact-led strategy, outcomes and evaluation consulting.
Enterprise | Commercialisation
We specialise in providing startup commercialisation + funding pathways for social enterprises including innovators & entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organisations and Aboriginal Native Title holders and Traditional Owner groups.
We support origination and deal sourcing for impact investors, impact investment management and pathways to funding for ventures.
We're supporting both impactful enterprises and investment
Impact Seed is Western Australia’s only advisory dedicated to impact investment and social enterprise development.
All impact ventures and investment are founded upon achieving social, cultural, environmental and sustainable economic returns, and our team has led some of Western Australia’s key impact strategy and outcomes projects. These have included the whole-of-sector outcomes measurement framework with the WA Government in partnership with WACOSS, B-Lab’s B-Corp certification and the B Consultant and Facilitator programs, development of the $20M WA Impact Fund, the review for Woodside’s $20M Development Fund, development of Cerberus Frontier’s Emerging Markets Fund ESGi strategy, Impact strategies for Wide Open Agriculture and Noongar Land Enterprise Group, as well as enterprise development and impact evaluation for the Pilbara Cultural Land Management Project comprising 12 Traditional Owner groups.
How we do it
We help impact ventures, not-for-profits and corporate enterprises to enhance their impact and ESGi strategies and to commercialise and grow successfully upon a foundation of social, cultural and environmental impact.
Impact Seed is WA’s only social enterprise and impact investment deal-focused intermediary and market builder – aiming to fund organisations and initiatives that balance ‘doing good’ with financial return.
We deliver programs that develop impact investment literacy, engagement and collaboration within Western Australia. Our goal is to grow the market of businesses in WA driven by purpose and impact.
As part of our startup development programs, we have created a range of free tools and resources here to guide ideation-stage startup ventures along their establishment and validation journey.
I2I is a landmark multi-year program to provide startup and growth support and advice to Western Australian social enterprises/impact ventures, as well as impact strategy and advice to catalytic funders for the sectors such as foundations and impact funds.
The program, funded by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, focuses on the development of the social enterprise and impact investment sectors in Western Australia.
Impact 2 Innovate aims to reduce the failure rate of social enterprises and support the growth and impact of successful ventures.
It also works to build the capacity of impact funders who are interested in supporting catalytic, concessionary and blended finance for impact ventures and social enterprises, through impact frameworks and design of community investment funds
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