Fresh Thinking and Real Solutions for Complex Challenges

Impact Strategist believes that many of society’s challenges can be solved if we focus on creating lasting impact at scale.  The team excels in strategies to tackle complex social problems and create new social and economic value through social innovation and impact investment. When the problem needs a solution that goes beyond business as usual, we’re your partner.
Impact Strategist draws on unique extensive global and cross sector networks to help you bring together the team and approach that fits the purpose.  We are trusted advisers to leaders in Government and policy, philanthropy, business, community and finance, and regularly collaborate with foundations and professional service firms.
Led by Executive Director Rosemary Addis, recognised for her contribution to innovation as one of the Westpac/AFR 100 Women of Influence in 2015, Impact Strategist has a reputation for excellence, integrity and delivery.  Rosemary’s collaborative ‘multi-lingual’ approach built over years of working in and with different sectors and disciplines has established her as a ‘go to’ leader globally.
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Global Leadership and Trusted Adviser

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Impact Investment

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Social Innovation

Want to know more? Find out more about how Impact Strategist can help you.

Case Studies

In partnership with our clients, the Impact Strategist team works on lasting impact initiatives around the globe.

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Social Innovation in Government

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Social Enterprise Development & Investment Funds

Children’s Ground

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Place-Based Impact Investment

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Social Innovation & Investment Policy Toolbox



Impact Investing Australia

Impact Capital Australia

Impact Investment Ready Growth Grants

Delivering on Impact: the Australian Advisory Board Strategy to Catalyse Impact Investment


Social Impact Investment Task Force

Breaking the Deadlock

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia)

Global Learning Exchange

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National Australia Bank

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Expert Appointments

How We Work

Our Approach

The team at Impact Strategist believes that big breakthroughs don’t happen overnight.

Strategic Insight

When you need a strategic insight to complement your existing capacities, the team at Impact Strategist can help fill this often overlooked and yet important gap in knowledge and social innovation practices.

Speaking & Presentations

Sometimes, you need an external viewpoint to help sow the seeds of creative innovation in your team, organisation or at your event.

Get in touch


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