Partner with us

Conscious Investment Management invests in organisations and assets that create positive social and/or environmental impact.

Our model is to partner with not-for-profit and ‘profit for purpose’ organisations, whereby we provide the funding for assets or programs, that they can then manage to further their mission. We call these groups our “Impact Partners”.

Our Impact Partners are values aligned organisations with operating experience and a frontline understanding of the needs of the end beneficiaries we aim to support.

We are primarily focussed on investing in Australia and New Zealand.

What we look for

We are focused on investing across three impact themes:

  • Environment
    and Climate
  • Social
  • Health and

and Climate

Distributed solar

We partner with organisations who play a meaningful role in driving emissions reduction for our planet and communities. This typically involves providing project financing for the acquisition, construction and/or operating of sustainability assets. For example, we are a large financier of distributed rooftop solar.


Social and affordable housing

We partner with a range of organisations seeking finance to build or acquire social and affordable housing stock, including:

  • Not-for-profit community housing providers and associations
  • Property developers with a social mission
  • For profits delivering new housing models

In 2021, we were awarded the PowerHousing Australia Business Partner Award for an innovative partnership with community housing provider, HousingFirst, to deliver over 300 social and affordable housing dwellings across Melbourne.

“Our partnership with Conscious Investment Management and innovative delivery model recognises the skills and talents of both organisations, enabling investors to earn a reasonable return, while delivering upwards of 300 homes to vulnerable Victorians in housing distress. Partnerships only work if values, strategy and goals are shared and there is a determination to deliver outcomes for the benefit of all. I’m delighted that our partnership was recognised as the winner of the PowerHousing Australia Business Partner Award for 2021.”

Janine Kirk AO Chair, HousingFirst

Health and

Disability housing

We partner with organisations building and operating high quality disability housing stock, including both Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and non-SDA housing, including:

  • Community Housing Providers
  • SDA providers
  • Property developers with a social mission

“We highly value the collaborative partnership between CIM and Summer Housing as we work closely to provide appropriate housing to promote independence and change the lives of people with disability. The outcomes of the partnership between CIM and Summer Housing evidence the strengths of both organisations as we utilise a person centred approach to every project from design through to tenancy management and innovate together on new models of housing that are attractive to our tenants. In particular, the inclusion of impact measurement in the investment decision making process from project inception through to realisation.”

Melinda van der Westhuizen CEO, Summer Housing

Social impact bond and payment by results contracts

We support high impact programs through partnering with intermediaries, government and service providers to fund social impact bond and other payment by outcomes structures.

“Conscious Investment Management has been a cornerstone investor in several social impact bonds that SVA has launched. They are a delight to work with, maintain a focus on the end beneficiary and proactively engage with their investment across the social impact bond life cycle.”

Elyse Sainty Director, Social Ventures Australia

Why partner with CIM?

Conscious Investment Management is a dedicated impact investment fund manager, designed specifically to bridge the impact and investment worlds.

Our Team

Our team is comprised of values aligned individuals who work day-to-day with our Impact Partners to support their mission through our financing. We roll up our sleeves, are solutions focussed and act with humility.


We have committed capital and the backing of an aligned investor base, including some of the most significant Australian charitable foundations. We offer flexible capital to bring to life complex transactions and new models.

Structuring Experience

We have deep experience investing across different types of assets, as well as backgrounds in finance, law and accounting. We can bring investments together, ensuring they are ‘win-win’ for our investors and Impact Partners.

Mission Alignment

Our investors are aligned with our purpose and our funds are thoughtfully structured with long terms or open-ended fund lives. We can support our Impact Partners, and the people they support, over the long term.

Get In Touch

If your organisation is seeking impact investment capital, please reach out using the form below.