Impact & ESG Consulting

Impact ESG Strategy, Measurement & Management

Our team has led some of Western Australia’s key impact management and outcomes planning projects.

Our impact management practice offers corporates, funds and community organisations a highly qualified advisory partner for ESG and impact framework design, measurement, evaluation and management.

As a certified B Corp and one of Australia’s only B Consultants and B Facilitators, we also help businesses transition to impact through B Corp certification.

Our credentials

Our team has led some of Western Australia’s key impact management and outcomes planning projects. These include:

  • Development of Australia’s first place based impact investment fund – the $20M WA Impact Fund
  • Whole-of-sector outcomes framework with the WA Government in partnership with WACOSS,
  • B-Lab’s B-Corp certification, B Consultant & B Facilitator program,
  • Mid-term Strategic Review for Woodside’s $20M Development Fund,
  • Development of Cerberus $100M Frontier’s Emerging Markets Fund ESG(I) Strategy
  • Pilbara Cultural Land Management Project – impact evaluation and management for this 12 Traditional Owner group partnership.
  • Impact management strategy for Wide Open Agriculture (ASX listed company)
  • Impact management strategies for numerous Aboriginal enterprises including Noongar Land Enterprise Group and Kardan Construction

Why Impact Seed?

Deep West Australian Networks

Impact Seed is proudly West Australian with a strong network across business, finance, government and community sectors.  Our team is solely focused on impact in WA for WA. Partnering with Impact Seed brings our collective deep local experience, knowledge, capability and networks to bear on project with the WA community at their heart.

WA Community Investment Experience

Impact Seed has a strong history of deep engagement and development of the WA impact investment market, and leadership in community-led enterprises across regional WA.

Strong Regional Community Networks

Impact Seed has extensive experience in bridging both indigenous and non-indigenous stakeholder interests and bringing them together through impact strategies and common outcomes frameworks.

As a key element of the $20M WA Impact Fund, Impact Seed integrated sustainable farming investments into the mandate, and our networks in this space extend to growers, carbon experts, revegetation and landscape rehabilitation groups.

Impact Communications Strategies that Connect

Impact Seed understands the importance of communications to a successful community investment program.  The delivery of communications strategies and visual storytelling of case studies support our clients in connecting their stakeholders to the impact and outcomes they want to achieve.

Proven Credentials and Client Satisfaction

The below comments from clients are a mix of institutions and individuals that we have supported in their impact measurement journey:

“Communication – both in keeping the organisation updated on the status of the work and also in communicating with stakeholders. Some consultants are too ‘academic’ but in our experience with Impact Seed, they have had the right balance.”

“Impact Seed did a good job of clearly communicating ideas/concepts in the documents, particularly with use of graphics. The international frameworks included and alignment of metrics with the SDGs were also very helpful. Further, members of the Impact Seed team were very accessible and responsive.”

Our Services

Social Enterprise & Impact Venture Consultancy

Is your organisation looking to develop a sustainable enterprise with social, cultural, environmental and economic impact at its heart? We provide support through ideation, market research, business feasibility and investment readiness. Our support mechanisms include:
- Commercialisation consulting
- Impact-led strategies
- Impact 2 Innovate program

Impact Measurement & 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. Our services include:
- Design of ESG & Impact strategies
- Impact communication
- Socio-economic impact assessments

Impact Investment Pathways

Impact Seed specialises in deal sourcing for funds, and investment pathways for venturess. Our purpose is to support WA-based opportunities that provide financial return and impact. Our expertise are:
- Origination and deal building
- Investment pathways

We're WA's peak capacity builder for impact investment & social enterprise

We have operated on both supply and demand sides for social impact investment with government, not-for-profits, corporates, foundations, family offices and, importantly, with social entrepreneurs directly.

Our team have diverse and successful experience in commercial, start-up, not for profit and social impact sectors in Australia and globally, and are passionate about bridging the gap by driving social innovation and social enterprise development through impact investment in Western Australia.

Past Projects

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Other Support

Resources

Our goal is to build the demand and supply for impact investing in WA – we do this through supporting impact-driven businesses to grow and thrive. That’s why we have a free library for tools, resources and DIY guides to support businesses to enhance their impact and grow.

Programs

Does your enterprise or impact venture focus on creating positive social impact for individuals and communities in WA? Impact 2 Innovate (I2I) provides capacity building support and investment readiness support to Western Australian social enterprises and investors. The program, funded by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, provides a comprehensive range of capacity building support and partnerships aimed at growing impact ventures and social enterprises in WA, including working to address the most significant gap in the market – that of catalytic funding to address the “missing middle” of impact investment