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

August 19, 2014

The New South Wales Government announced that Australia’s first Social Benefit Bond successfully reunited 28 children who had been in out-of-home care with their families and delivered a 7.5 percent return to investors in its first year. Read the press release here.

August 13, 2014

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has selected Social Finance and Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) to develop the nation’s first-ever Pay-for-Success initiative to deliver Adult Basic Education (ABE) and vocational training services. The project will direct around $15 million to help some of the more than 16,000 adults who currently lack access to ABE and English for Speakers of Other Languages programs.

August 7, 2014

Today, Social Finance UK released the first official results on the Peterborough SIB—the groundbreaking transaction that inspired numerous projects around the world.  Please read more here

July 22, 2014

A recent Marketplace Morning Report featured the Rikers Island SIB, a $9.6 million investment from Goldman Sachs funding cognitive behavioral therapy for young offenders. Goldman stands to recoup this investment if the program decreases recidivism by 10% and earn a return if the reduction exceeds that threshold. Please read or listen to the story here.

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

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...

August 7, 2014

Finally we can answer the question about how things are going in Peterborough. All the indicators so far had been positive but it’s great to hear that reconvictions are down by over 8%. If we keep up our hard work, our investors look likely to make a return...