Social Finance and DC Pursue the Nation's First Teen Pregnancy Prevention Social Impact Bond

Social Finance is partnering with DC to launch the nation’s first​ SIB aimed at reducing teen pregnancy and increasing educational outcomes for high school-aged youth. Read more here.

Social Finance and Bank of America Launch ​Veterans Feasibility Study

Social Finance has been commissioned by Bank of America to conduct a feasibility study exploring innovative financing solutions to expand critical services for military veterans. Read the release here.

 

Social Finance Drives Landmark New York State Deal

Social Finance, in partnership with New York State and CEO, is proud to announce the release of key documents related to the nation's first state-led SIB.

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Video: Impact Investing: The Second Act

Social Finance CEO Tracy Palandjian discusses the promise of Social Impact Bonds at the Clinton Global Initiative 2013 Annual Meeting.

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Foundations for Social Impact Bonds: How and Why Philanthropy is Catalyzing the Development of a New Market

Social Finance is delighted to share this study on philanthropy's role in the SIB market. Event video here Read more here

 

What's New

September 20, 2014

In a new Forbes article, Sir Ronald Cohen and Matt Bannick compare impact investing to the venture capital market in the 1970s. Government policy changes, particularly clarifications to ERISA's Prudent Man rule, helped venture capital investments grow from almost zero to $5 billion in just two years. Public policy, they suggest, could similarly unleash the potential of impact investing.

September 18, 2014

In an interview with Bloomberg, Social Finance Co-founder and Social Impact Investment Taskforce Chairman Sir Ronald Cohen explains impact investing and highlights of the new Taskforce report (see here), while a Taskforce video summarizes impact investing in 100 seconds (see here).

September 15, 2014

The Social Impact Taskforce released a global report today outlining its recommendations to unleash billions of dollars of private-sector investment to address social problems. The report represents the most comprehensive initiative to date to define what is needed from all stakeholders in the effort to advance the tremendous potential of impact investment to improve society and the environment. Please see the full report here as well as related coverage from The Economist and Reuters.

September 12, 2014

The Social Impact Bond market has gained critical momentum. Read our newsletter to learn more about the projects Social Finance is developing around the country, our observations on this growing field, and recent market developments.

Featured Publications

In their Strong Field Framework for SIBs published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Social Finance U.S. CEO...

Social Finance in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch is proud to announce the release of a Pay-for-...

Social Finance in partnership with the State of New York and CEO is proud to announce the release of key...

Blog

September 17, 2014

In a  New York Times Sunday Review article on September 14, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore “the way...

August 25, 2014

This summer, I had the privilege of serving as the first [Harvard University Institute of Politics] Director’s Intern at Social Finance (SF), a Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing investment capital to drive social progress.

Central to SF’s work is an innovative...

August 7, 2014

Today, Social Finance UK released the first official results on the Peterborough Social Impact Bond (SIB)—the groundbreaking...