The Centre advises and researches on all forms of social finance, including impact investing, venture philanthropy, responsible investment, and co-operative and mutual finance, as well as methods and instruments such as blended finance, social impact bonds, crowdfunding, microfinance and green bonds.

The Centre works across a range of areas of social impact, with current projects in sustainable infrastructure, Indigenous housing, community SME development and disability services, and including local and cross-border investments and enterprises.

The Director of the Centre is Michael Ryland.