Social Impact Bonds

Posted on October 2, 2017

A Social impact bond is a contract with the public sector in which a commitment is made to pay for improved social outcomes that result in public sector savings.

Building Social Bonds – Impact Investing for Ontario (Deloitte)

Impact Investing Exceeds $12 Billion in Asia (Funds Global Asia, August 2018)

Majority of Impact Investors Satisfied with Investment Performance (Benefits Canada, August 2018)

Impact Investing: Don’t Call it Charity (Barron’s, August 2018)

18 Impact Investing Trends You Haven’t Seen Before and One You Have (Forbes, July 2018)

Impact Products’ Value Quadruples Over 2.5 Years (Investment Magazine, July 2018)

Morgan Stanley: The Case for Sustainable Investing (Barron’s, July 2018)

Alibaba, Tencent, and Sustainable Investing (Barron’s, July 2018)

Development Impact Bonds are Costly, Cumbersome – and Good (The Economist, July 2018)

Beyond Social Impact Bonds (Pro Bono Australia, July 2018)

World’s First Development Impact Bond for Education Shows Successful Achievement of Outcomes in its Final Year (Brookings, July 2018)

Impact Investing Needs to Break Out of its Niche (Financial News London, July 2018)

Religious Institutions Are Becoming More Involved in Sustainable Investing (Market Mogul, July 2018)

The Social Impact Revolution is Here (Forbes, June 2018)

Annual Impact Investor Survey 2018 (Global Impact Investing Network, June 2018)

Executive summary

Impact Investing May Help With Your Operating Capital Problems (NYN Media, July 2018)

Can Impact Investing Avoid the Failures of Microfinance (Harvard Business Review, June 2018)

U.K. Government Pledges Support to Expand Impact Investing (Pensions & Investments, June 2018)

Goldman Sachs Will Jump Into the Social Impact Investing World, Using Paul Tudor Jones Jones’ Metric to Build a New Exchange-Traded Fund (Financial Post, June 2018)

Fidelity Charitable Study Finds Impact Investing at Tipping Point, Announces Expansion of Its Impact Investing Program (Business Wire, June 2018)

Wealthy Millennials Fuel Impact Investing Gains (Barron’s, June 2018)

From Affordable Housing to Money Transfers for Immigrants, a $1 Billion Impact Investor Explains How She Makes Money While Making the World a Better Place (Business Insider,
June 2018)

African Impact Investors Can Have Their Cake and Eat it Too (Disrupt, June 2018)

Impact Investors Seem Happier with Their Deal Flow (Forbes, June 2018)

Impact Investing Offers New Directions for Philanthropists (NYN Media, June 2018)

Can Booming Social Bond Market Really Turn Finance to the Good Side (Ethical Corporation, June 2018)

The Invisible Heart Trailer, a Documentary That Follows Two Social Impact Bonds in North America (YouTube, 2018)

The Invisible Heart Website, a Film That Explores all Sides of the Issue and Spans Over Three Years Following Everyone Involved in the SIBs (2018)

CBC Interview with the Director of The Invisible Heart, Nadine Pequeneza (CBC, May 2018)

CBC Radio Debate with Adam Jagelewki (advocate)and David Macdonald (critic)on Social Impact Bonds (CBC Radio, May 2018)

Social Impact Bonds: Are They Too Good To Be True? (JUA Blog, May 2018)

What Happens When Social Services Become a Private Investment Product (The Spin Off, May 2018)

Why Environmental Impact Bonds are Catching On (Governing, May 2018)

“Pay for Success” is Changing the Way Cities Confront the Homeless Problem (Governing, May 2018)

Private Investment in Social Services an ‘Opportunity’ (Leader Post, May 2018)

Social Impact Bond: Film Questions Investors Profiting From Social Services (Reuters, May 2018)

A Critical Reflection on Social Impact Bonds (Stanford Social Innovation Review, May 2018)

Documentary Tracking the Fastest Growing Social Innovation in Modern History: Social Impact Bonds (The Invisible Heart, 2018)

Investing to Make Social Impact (Today Online, April 2018)

Liberals Plan to Add Social Financing to More Federal Spending (The Star, April 2018)

Impact Bonds in Developing Countries: Early Learnings from the field (Brookings, September 2017)

The pros and cons of ethical debt instruments (United Nations Development Program, September 2017)

New Study Warns NFPs Need Strong Culture and Profits to Survive (Probono Australia, September 2017)

QLD’s Latest Social Benefit Bond Targets Reoffending (Probono Australia, September 2017

Australia’s First Social Impact Bond is Growing Stronger By The Year: Australia’s First Social Impact Bond is Growing Stronger By The Year: Australia’s first social impact bond, the Uniting Newpin Social Benefit Bond (SBB), has recorded positive growth for the fourth year in a row, with more than 200 children returned to family care, while 55 families were prevented from having their children enter the out-of-home care system. (Probono Australia, September 2017)

Good Money Microfinance Celebrates Five Years of Three-Way Partnership (Probono Australia, September 2017)

ICRC launches world’s first Humanitarian Impact Bond (Devex, September 2017)

Pushing the Role of Government in Growing Impact Investment (Probono Australia, August 2017)

How Ottawa’s Budget 2018 can reduce poverty and homelessness (Globe & Mail, August 2017) – mentions SIBs as new program design that could be tested

Youth charity’s impactful work with care leavers gets a £45,000 boost (Cubria, August 2017)

Why You Should Start Considering Socially Responsible Investing (Crowdfund Insider, August 2017)

Social investment market grows to almost £2bn (Civil Society UK)

Peterborough social impact bond investors repaid in full (Civil Society UK, July 2017)

Japan’s ‘social impact bond’ gets first batch of investors (New York Daily News, July 2017)

Social impact bonds aim to fill government-spending gaps in Israel (Impact Alpha, July 2017)

Building the Australian social benefit bond market (Investment Magazine, July 2017)

Impact investment to close the SDG funding gap (United Nations Development Program, July 2017)