Source: Social Finance, July 5, 2016
The Social Finance Global Network launches today (5 July) its latest white paper, Social Impact Bonds: The Early Years.
Key highlights of the report:
- 60 Social Impact Bonds have launced in 15 countries, raising more than $200m in investment to address social challenges
- 22 projects have posted results, 21 of which have posted positive outcomes for beneficiaries.
- 12 programmes have made outcomes payments and 4 Social Impact Bonds have repaid investors in full with a return on their investment
The white paper reflects the shared lessons from the Social Finance Global Network, across sister organizations in the UK, US and Israel-which, together, represent the largest pool of Social Impact Bond expertise globally, across multiple jurisdictions. …
… Alongside the paper, Social Finance is also launching its live global database of Social Impact Bonds. The database can be sorted by country, issue area, investor, payor and service provider, providing a comprehensive overview of Social Impact Bonds launched to date and a snapshot of the many in development. This is an important open platform for the community of global practitioners and others who are actively following this rapidly evolving field. User input will be critical to develop this living, collaborative resource.
Social Impact Bonds: The Early Years
Source: Social Finance, June 30, 2016
The Social Finance global network is launching its first white paper on the state of the Social Impact Bond market on 5 July. The paper will look back to the launch of the first Social Impact Bond in Peterborough in 2010 and chart the development and take up of the model across different countries and different social issues. … We reflect on the value and impact the model has brought to delivering more effective programs, the complexity the model entails in identifying social outcomes and attribution methods, and the opportunities we believe will present to the market in the future. Key questions discussed include:
- What makes a successful Social Impact Bond market?
- Are Social Impact Bonds really as complex as they seem?
- How do Social Impact Bonds scale?
- What follows a Social Impact Bond?
Alongside the paper, we will be launching the most comprehensive online database of Social Impact Bonds worldwide. The online directory can be sorted by country, issue area, investor, payer or service provider, giving a complete overview of live and proposed programmes worldwide. Developed by the three Social Finance offices in the United Kingdom, Israel, and the United States—the map provides users with a view of the Social Impact Bond ecosystem, and functions as a market-sharing tool for those interested in the global Impact Investing market.