The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne is an interdisciplinary research and graduate education centre that strives to create more equitable social and economic systems by working with the people and organisations that make change happen.
CSI Swinburne was established in 2014 to contribute to Swinburne University of Technology’s mission to create social and economic impact through science, technology, and innovation. We form part of the national CSI network; a partnership between the University of New South Wales, Swinburne University of Technology, and the University of Western Australia.
We integrate research, learning and engagement to produce high-quality outputs that are dynamic, accessible and useful. Our research is located at the intersection between social and organisational sciences, and focuses on four key themes:
- social and community innovation
- enterprise for social goals
- measuring and communicating social impacts
- social investment and philanthropy
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Indigenous Voice: co-design for community representation
A webinar featuring Swinburne’s Dr Emma Lee from the Centre for Social Impact discussed the opportunities and challenges of an Indigenous Voice.Thursday 18 March 2021
Celeste Barber’s story shows us the power of celebrity fundraising … and the importance of reading the fine printPhilanthropy expert, Krystian Seibert provides commentary on the power and pitfalls of celebrity fundraising.Read more (Celeste Barber’s story shows us the power of celebrity fundraising … and the importance of reading the fine print)Wednesday 27 May 2020
Swinburne researchers appointed as University Distinguished ProfessorsProfessor Jo Barraket and Professor James Ogloff have received the highest honour awarded to academics for outstanding contributions to their fields.Wednesday 22 April 2020
How to donate to Australian bushfire relief: give money, watch for scams and think long termThink carefully about how to give to ensure you're not wasting your contribution or inadvertently making things worse, writes Krystian Seibert.Read more (How to donate to Australian bushfire relief: give money, watch for scams and think long term)Wednesday 08 January 2020
‘I can still picture the faces’: Black Saturday firefighters want you to listen to them, not call them ‘heroes’In commemorating firefighters as heroes, we can fall into the danger of overstating their ability to control fires, absolving ourselves of responsibility.Read more (‘I can still picture the faces’: Black Saturday firefighters want you to listen to them, not call them ‘heroes’)Thursday 02 January 2020
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