Established in 2014, CSI Swinburne is a highly industry-engaged, practice-oriented research and teaching centre, based in Swinburne’s School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship (SoBLE) and is one of four university-based nodes of the highly respected CSI national network.

CSI Swinburne is focused on people and technology working together for a better world, exploring the intersection between social entrepreneurship and technology, in areas such as:

  • social enterprise, social business and social finance
  • community services innovation
  • employment access and equity
  • impact and evaluation and measurement

Our research

Review some of our latest research and projects focused on building a better world through social entrepreneurship and technology.

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Research for Social Impact Podcast

Join CSI Swinburne as we explore the latest research and initiatives relating to the social purpose ecosystem with guest speakers including academic researchers, sector experts, industry guests, and even our students and alumni.

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Partnerships and collaborations

As a highly industry-engaged, practice-oriented research and teaching centre, CSI Swinburne works with a wide range of organisations participating in the social economy, including not-for-profits, philanthropy, social enterprises and businesses, corporate organisations and governments.

CSI Swinburne co-creates knowledge with our partners, using innovative practice and technology to produce, translate and share knowledge for positive social change.

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