Social impact investment is an emerging approach to tackling social challenges that brings together capital and expertise from across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

The Office of Social Impact Investment (OSII) works to grow the social impact investment market in NSW and oversees and leads the implementation of the NSW Social Impact Investment Policy. OSII is a joint initiative of the NSW Treasury and the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) and is the central point of contact in the NSW Government for social impact investment.

In 2013, the NSW Government pioneered Australia’s first two social benefit bonds. Building on the successful launch of the initial bonds, the NSW Government is committed to finding other opportunities to use social impact investment to deliver better services and results.

The OSII website contains a comprehensive suite of information including current opportunities, policies, guidelines, tools and resources.