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A guide to Social Return on Investment /

by Nicholls, Jeremy | Lawlor, Eil s | Nietzert, Eva | Goodspeed, Tim.

Publisher: London, U.K. Cabinet Office of the third sector 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Every day our actions and activities create and destroy value; they change the world around us. Although the value we create goes far beyond what can be captured in financial terms, this is, for the most part, the only type of value that is measured and accounted for. As a result, things that can be bought and sold take on a greater significance and many important things get left out. Decisions made like this may not be as good as they could be as they are based on incomplete information about full impacts. ; A major step towards helping orgnaisations and institutions demonstrate their social, economic and environmental impact has taken place with the launch of a new guide to Social Return on Investment (SROI), backed by the Cabinet Office. This is especially timely when organisations are seeking to make every pound go as far as possible. ; This guide offers a framework for measuring and accounting for a much broader concept of value; it seeks to reduce inequality and environmental degradation and improve wellbeing by incorporating social, environmental and economic costs and benefits.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Adapting to climate change : thresholds, values, governance /

by Adger, W. Neil (Ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge Univ. Press 2009Description: xv, 514 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.Summary: Adapting to climate change is a critical problem facing humanity. This involves reconsidering our lifestyles, and is linked to our actions as individuals, societies and governments. This book presents top science and social science research on whether the world can adapt to climate change. Written by experts, both academics and practitioners, it examines the risks to ecosystems, demonstrating how values, culture and the constraining forces of governance act as barriers to action. As a review of science and a holistic assessment of adaptation options, it is essential reading for those concerned with responses to climate change, especially researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and graduate students. Significant features include historical, contemporary, and future insights into adaptation to climate change; coverage of adaptation issues from different perspectives: climate science, hydrology, engineering, ecology, economics, human geography, anthropology and political science; and contributions from leading researchers and practitioners from around the world.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Adapting to climate change in Australia : an Australian government position paper /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2010Description: 17 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Addressing disadvantage : Consideration of models and approaches to measuring social impact /

by Zappal , Gianni | Centre for Social Impact | Lyons, Mark.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Social Impact 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2009Summary: The context and background of the measurement of social impact across the business, government and nonprofit sectors is described in this report. Underlying assumptions and related management techniques are then scanned. The companions and predecessors to social impact measurement are briefly outlined. Three frameworks and methods are gaining traction in Australian discussion and practice around social impact measurement in the Third Sector. They are: Social Accounting and Audit (SAA), Logic Models and Social Return on Investment (SROI). The key policy issues around these three social impact measurement approaches as well as the key similarities and differences across them are outlined. The more descriptive and technical aspects of the methodologies are included in the Appendix.Availability: (1)

Choice free zone . /

by Fels, Allan | Beare, Stephen | Szakiel, Stephanie.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Urban Taskforce Australia 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.urbantaskforce.com.au/attachment.php?id=1519' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:47 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change 2001 : synthesis report : an assessment of the intergovernmental panel on climate change. /

by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Publisher: Brussels Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2001Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change 2007 : climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability : summary for policymakers. /

by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Publisher: Brussels Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change and forced migration : observations, projections and implications. /

by Brown, Oli.

Publisher: New York, NY United Nations Development Programme 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change and forced migration . /

by Piguet, Etienne.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change policies . /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/58/18/39111309.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:53 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate of the nation : Australians attiudes to climate change and its solutions. /

by Australian Research Group.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Climate Institute 2007Description: PDF.Notes: Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:26 AM Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions : economic, social and environmental impacts for Australia. /

by Allen Consulting Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Allen Consulting Group 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluation of the Community Arts Development Scheme : improving health and wellbeing through social connection and the arts : final report /

by Kelaher, Margaret | VicHeath | Dunt, David | Curry, Steve | Berman, Naomi | Joubert, Lindy | Johnson, Victoria.

Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. VicHealth 2009Description: 60 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2009 Bibliography : p. 34-44Summary: Funded by VicHealth, this three-year project involved research partners the University of Melbourne, the Victorian College of the Arts and the Brotherhood of St Laurence,. It was an evaluation of three arts organisations : Somebody's Daughter, The Torch Project, and the Women's Circus, which undertake programs to improve community capacity, maintain social inclusion and civic engagement, and promote diversity.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Half a citizen : life on welfare in Australia /

by Murphy, John | Murray, Suellen | Chalmers, Jennifer | Martin, Sonia | Marston, Greg.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2011Description: viii, 240 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Sonia Martin worked in the Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This book examines what life is like on welfare in Australia. Based on interviews with 150 welfare recipients, it highlights the contradictions of welfare policy in both promoting independence and disempowering clients, and the contrast between public perceptions and lived experience. Topics include: the context of the Australian welfare system; poverty and deprivation; resilience and fear; housing and housing tenure; social exclusion and stigma; social networks and civic engagement; the importance of paid work; barriers and transitions to work; Centrelink service delivery; and values and ethics about income support.Availability: No items available Checked out (2).
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Housing assistance and non-shelter outcomes . /

by Bridge, Catherine | Flatau, Paul | Whelan, Stephen | Wood, Gavin | Yates, Judith.

Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2003Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Integrated resource planning for transport : asking better questions. /

by Campbell, Sally | White, Stuart.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.isf.uts.edu.au/publications/SC_SW_2005.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:20:59 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Migration and climate change . /

by Brown, Oli.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland International Organization for Migration 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://digbig.com/4wsbh' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:31 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Poor me : In a world of individuals have we lost the hope for the great society and a healthy planet?". /

by Frances, Nic.

Publisher: Newcastle, N.S.W. 2005Description: PDF.Notes: Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture, The University of NewcastleAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social enterprise : making it work : a case for social procurement /

by Quinn, Mark | Urban Communities.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. AMES 2011Description: 102 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011Summary: The purpose of this report is to outline a case for social procurement based on experience in providing cleaning services on the Kensington Redevelopment. The report finds, based on the observations, management practices and benefits drawn from this project, that through the establishment or expansion of similar enterprises, housing estate services can be delivered at a market competitive cost and should be encouraged as a means for leveraging additional economic and social benefits off the delivery of estate services. These benefits include : deriving long term value through sound asset management practice in social housing environments ; contributing to community wellbeing and social cohesion ; reducing unemployment with the associated economic and social benefits.The existing commercial cleaning contract at Kensington provided an opportunity for Urban Communities and AMES to accelerate a social enterprise through investment provided through both federal and state government funding. The investment made available through the Federal Government Jobs Fund in 2009 provided seed capital to establish the enterprise at Kensington. The project also accessed training funds under an established program - the Victorian Training Guarantee (an initiative of the Victorian Government). As a result the enterprise was able to fulfill the service contract for Kensington whilst employing and training a number of long term unemployed job seekers. ; KENSINGTON REDEVELOPMENTAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Solving social problems and demonstrating impact : a tale of two typologies /

by Zappal , Gianni | Centre for Social Impact.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Social Impact 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Centre for Social Impact Briefing Paper ; no. 5.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011Summary: Two key challenges that confront nearly all not-for-profit and social enterprises is first, how to solve entrenched social problems and second, how to demonstrate that the proposed solutions and programs to such problems have achieved the desired impact. Solving problems is part and parcel of what most organisations do. What is usually different for Third sector organisations is that the problems they deal with are complex. Similarly, assessing or establishing the impact of their programs is difficult and at times impossible.Availability: (1)

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