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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Western Australia's Leading Impact Advisory
Impact & ESGi Strategy
Impact Measurement & Evaluation
Social Enterprise & Venture Development
Founded in 2015, Perth based Impact Seed is a proud B-Corp. Our vision is to catalyse systems-change across finance, business and entrepreneurship by integrating social, cultural and environmental impact as key outcomes alongside financial metric for organisations, and to support ventures and investment.
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.
As a proudly West Australian based advisory our focus is on place-based projects that aspire to create deep-impact here in WA, leveraging 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.
Perth based, 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.. Based in Perth, and focused on Western Australia, our team have deep networks, capability and knowledge across WA.
We're supporting both impactful enterprises and investment
Impact Seed is Western Australia’s only advisory dedicated to impact investment and social enterprise development across sectors.
All impact investment and ventures are founded upon achieving social, cultural, environmental and sustainable economic returns, and our team has led some of Western Australia’s key impact projects.
These include 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 2019 mid-term review for Woodside’s 10-year $20M Development Fund, development of Cerberus Frontier’s Emerging Markets Fund ESGi strategy, strategy review for CBH’s community investment fund, as well as review of the social investment indicators for Rio Tinto globally. We have also undertaken enterprise feasibility, commercialisation and impact strategies and evaluation for numerous enterprises, projects and partnerships from startup to growth stage, notably Noongar Land Enterprise Group, Wide Open Agriculture, and the the landmark Pilbara Cultural Land Management Project comprising 12 Traditional Owner group, established in 2021.
How we do it
We help corporates, not-for-profits, and enterprises to design, deepen, evaluate and communicate their impact and outcomes; Impact Seed specialises in the development of impact, ESG and community investment strategies.
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 provide enterprise start-up and commercialisation support and funding pathways for social enterprises including entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organisations and Aboriginal Native Title holders and Traditional Owner groups.
We deliver programs that build impact enterprise and impact funder capacity and capability. As part of our startup programs, we have created a range of free tools and resources here to guide ventures along their establishment 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 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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October 2022 – Big news for WA’s social enterprise ecosystem announced at the Social Enterprise World Forum: WA’s Social Enterprise Council Becomes Third State Peak Body to Secure Funding After Qld/Vic; Partnership of 12 Pilbara Traditional Owner Groups – Appointing Coordinator Role; Social enterprise and impact measurement workshops coming up.
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