Addressing entrenched disadvantage

Addressing entrenched disadvantage

NSW
May 07

CEDA releases its first research report of 2015 with an important conversation on the economics of entrenched disadvantage and discussion on new models and ways to address entrenched disadvantage.

Speakers

 

 Public event
 07/05/2015
 Westpac Place, 275 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW

 Economy
 Lunch (11.45am to 2.00pm)

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Event overview

The economics of inequality and entrenched disadvantage are of growing concern. There are growing concerns in the community around those who are disadvantaged, particularly those facing entrenched disadvantage.

However, innovative thinking within social enterprises and alternative financing solutions recognising the need for early interventions are offering solutions to break the poverty cycle, while supporting community and government goals.

In February 2015, the New South Wales Premier, the Hon. Mike Baird MP and Treasurer, the Hon. Andrew Constance MP, released the NSW Government’s Social Impact Investment Policy. Designed to guide the Government’s approach in growing the NSW social investment market by increasing social impact investment opportunities, new economic models such as the Social Benefits Bond (SBB) will assist in removing investment barriers and overcoming generationally entrenched disadvantage.

This CEDA event on Addressing Entrenched Disadvantage in Australia will cover:

  • The economics of entrenched disadvantage;
  • Early intervention to overcome persistent poverty and disadvantage;
  • Resilient Families program: examining the impact of social benefit bonds; and
  • Examining private investment in social policy and programs.

All attendees will receive CEDA’s Addressing Entrenched Disadvantage research report which provides fresh insights on: the nature and extent of disadvantage; the economics and social cost; and new models addressing inequality of opportunity.

Meet the speakers

Wendy Haigh
Executive Director - Social Investment, The Benevolent Society

Rob Koczkar
Chief Executive Officer, Social Ventures Australia

Patrick McClure AO
Chair, Reference Group of Welfare Reform

Professor Peter Saunders (report author)
Research Chair in Social Policy, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW

Representative TBC
Westpac Institutional Bank

Supported by CEDA members:

 

National research project sponsor  
 
Event sponsor  
 

  


 

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