Applications for the 2019 Impact Investment Readiness Grants programme are now open. We’re looking for social enterprises that need additional support to unlock the investment they need to grow.Read More
Ākina Director of Invest Jackson Rowland dives into impact investing frameworks, How do they determine which investments count as ‘impact investing’?Read More
For the fourth year running Ākina have teamed up with two Rotary clubs to offer seed-funding grants to the most promising emerging social enterprises in the North Island.Read More
9Wire is a brand new innovation programme focusing on environmental impact – because it’s pretty clear that our old-fashioned kiwi ‘number 8 wire’ mentality just won’t do the job anymore.Read More
Ākina Foundation CE Louise Aitken welcomes Poto Williams to the position of Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector.Read More
Our submission includes points on moving to strength-based charitable purposes, increasing capability for understanding and measuring impact, as well as accepting and encouraging charitable organisations trading for impact.Read More
Twelve of New Zealand’s leading public and private sector organisations have joined forces to harness the potential of social procurement.Read More
Restrictions in New Zealand’s legal structures are holding back impact-driven business says a new report, enabled by the Law Foundation and released as part of the Social Enterprise Sector Development Programme, a partnership between Ākina and the New Zealand Government.Read More
Ākina CEO Louise Aitken takes a moment to reflect on three things that are key to making change this year. How can your organisation keep positive social and environmental impact at the heart of everything you do?
On October 31st Social Procurement took a leap forward at an event in Auckland with the official launch of New Zealand’s first online social procurement platform.
Te Puoho (Ngāti Toarangatira, Ngāti Whātua) brings fresh thought and perspective to Ākina governance and its mission to grow the social enterprise sector in New Zealand.Read More
New Zealand gains another voice on the world stage following this week’s announcement that the Impact Investing National Advisory Board Aotearoa New Zealand will become a member of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing.Read More
The concept of social enterprise can be confusing. Our CEO Louise Aitken reflects on what it means to be a social enterprise, and why Akina operates with a ‘working definition’.Read More