‘When that [agreement] was signed in June, I think it was probably the proudest day of my life… It is so important, because it’s about the presence of our people here’.
- Vince Coulthard, Chair of the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association, after entering into a joint venture agreement with IBA to purchase the Wilpena Pound Resort.
Indigenous Business Australia’s (IBA’s) Equity and Investments Program aims to promote self-management, self-sufficiency and economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We do this by building and managing a substantial and diverse portfolio of commercial investments, using our capital base, skills and expertise. Through this portfolio, IBA brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and industry capability partners in sustainable investments which provide meaningful opportunities for:
- asset ownership
- capability transfer
- wealth accumulation
- stable and enduring income streams
- employment and training
- supply chain benefits for Indigenous-owned businesses.
Our Investment Philosophy
IBA has more than 25 years experience in investing alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and has achieved sound outcomes by: undertaking thorough and rigorous assessment and due diligence; focusing on management; adhering to strong corporate governance principles; and applying sound commercial judgment.
Key to achieving our goal has been the building of mutually respectful and responsible partnerships with Indigenous organisations, communities and individuals, as well as private sector business and industry capability partners.
Through these actions, and by being open, receptive and easy to deal with, IBA strives to be the partner of choice for Indigenous groups considering a significant investment.
Read more about Our Investment Philosophy and the factors and guiding principles IBA takes into consideration when selecting investments.
When making investment decisions, IBA seeks out ventures that generate sustainable financial benefits and, where possible, provide employment, training and procurement opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
In addition to financial and economic development outcomes, many investments carry social and cultural significance for our Indigenous partners. IBA measures its impact not only by monetary measures, but from the insights gained and the stories shared by our investment partners.
Read more about Our Impact.
Our Investment Portfolio
Our Investment Portfolio comprises active investments across Australia in a range of sectors, including tourism and hotel accommodation, retail, commercial property and industrial (manufacturing, mining services, communications and primary industries).
By engaging the support of strong capability partners who bring their industry expertise, sound governance, professional management and reporting standards, we maintain a balance between risk and return across these diverse sectors.
Find out more about each of the investment sectors within Our Investment Portfolio.
An Investment Highlight
Wealth and asset accumulation, with a strong cultural and social impact.
|In June 2012 IBA signed a joint venture agreement with the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association (ATLA) to purchase the Wilpena Pound Resort in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.
The four-star resort is located within a culturally and spiritually significant site for the Adnyamathanha people, and ATLA and IBA are currently working together to maximise the social, employment, economic and cultural opportunities that ownership of the resort offers.Read more this investment in: ‘In for the long haul’.
For further information
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