“Impact investing is providing capital that is intentionally seeking to obtain social and environmental outcomes and includes a commitment to measuring those outcomes”

“Opportunities would come across my path and they would be so interesting that they would drag me by the scruff of my neck in their direction”

“For young people today, the lines are starting to be blurred around business activity, philanthropy and community and charity work”



In this episode, Mike and Daniel discuss his journey, including growing up in Pakenham in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs, developing a senior executive career at JB Were and leading Impact Investing Australia.

Daniel tells us how he made key decisions throughout his career and his move from private equity into social entrepreneurship and impact investing. He talks about the role that business can play in influencing positive social outcomes and his transition to working with social enterprises.

Daniel speaks about the emergence of impact investing, challenges for the growth of the market in Australia and its potential for the future too.


Daniel was the former CEO of Impact Investing Australia for the last 2 and a half years. 

Impact Investing Australia is an organisation focussed on supporting the development of impact investing as a field, an industry and as a market. 

Dan joined Impact Investing Australia after 12 years in finance with JBWere. He is now Chair at YGAP and sits on the boards of Sanfilippo Childrens Foundation and Melbourne Accelerator Program.


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