Join our upcoming impact investing field trip

Each year, RIAA gives investors the opportunity to be immersed in timely expert information on responsible investment strategies and issues through practical field trips.


With the launch of our new Impact Investment Forum, RIAA is holding two field trips focused on impact investing in August and September. The trips will provide institutional investors, advisers, trusts, foundations and family offices the opportunity to go out into the field to meet with pioneering impact investors, investees and key players in this growing field.


Why attend?


Impact investing is the ‘new black’ of the finance world, according to The Australian Financial Review, and is increasingly attracting the attention of investors with an interest in delivering positive social and environmental outcomes alongside financial returns.


Participants on the Impact Investment Forum field trip will engage in a two day exploration of impact investing including: constructing a portfolio that delivers measurable positive impact, unpacking different asset classes for impact and looking at some key themes including housing and conservation.  The field trip will include visits to organisations and programs financed through impact investments including social impact bonds and other unique structures.


This is an exceptional opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the growing market for impact investments, and where the risks and opportunities lie.


We are holding two different field trips. The field trip on Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 August (Sydney/Melbourne) is designed for institutional investors, while the field trip on Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 September (Melbourne/Sydney) is tailored for advisers, trusts, foundations and family offices.


Some highlights will include:

  • Learning from pioneering institutions and offices around the different ways to build an investment portfolio across asset classes that delivers measurable positive impact
  • Visiting OnTRACC, a unique program aiming to reduce parolee reoffering and re-incarceration, financed through a NSW Government social impact bond
  • Finding out from impact investment leaders about managing impact including conducting due diligence, measurement and liquidity
  • Learning about investing in start-ups and VC that are creating impact
  • Visiting Nightingale Housing and exploring impact investment solutions to Australia’s need for social and affordable housing


The cost for the two-day field trip is $950 for RIAA members (ex. GST), $1080 for Philanthropy Australia members (ex. GST) and $1200 for other non-members (ex. GST), with RIAA members given first priority.  Please note that participants will need to cover their own flights, transfers and accommodation costs.

There are
a very limited number of places available, so please get in quickly and let us know if you would like to participate by registering below.


For more information please contact Carly Hammond, Impact Investment Forum Program Manager on

Register your interest

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