In case you’re having trouble sleeping — Social Impact Bonds.

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If you’re like me, you’ve sat through a number of presentations on social impact bonds (SIBs). And if you’re like me you’ve vacillated between paying close attention and head nodding. I mean no disrespect to my learned friends and colleagues who are deeply versed in the mechanics and excited by the potential of SIBs. For me — given all the attention they have received in recent years, SIBs remain mysterious, in part because most of the examples we hear about are from other places such as the US & UK. Read more

“The words “social finance” are everywhere and nowhere are they clearly defined.”

Social finance requires the patience and determination of a turtle

Social finance requires the patience and determination of a turtle.

Most people I speak to about social finance tend to agree — financial tools offer compelling new ways to think about funding social change. The biggest challenge we experience is in securing commitments from these same potential investors.

Part of the problem is a lack of Read more