Launch of the Bridges Social Impact Bond Fund

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Launch of the Bridges Social Impact Bond Fund

First fund of its kind, it will provide investment and support to charities and social enterprises to deliver social outcomes-based contracts.
Bridges Ventures (Bridges) and Big Society Capital have today announced the launch of the Bridges Social Impact Bond Fund. The first of its kind, the fund will invest in charities and social enterprises to deliver programmes designed to improve social outcomes in areas such as education, employment, housing and care for vulnerable young people.

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MFO Thrives On Impact Investing Focus

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MFO Thrives On Impact Investing Focus

BSW Wealth Partners has always helped its clients with socially responsible investing, but 10 years ago it made the strategy into a central focus—and has reaped the benefits of the decision ever since. Assets under management have gone from $225 million to $736 million since the multifamily office decided to offer an impact investing alternative in all asset classes.

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HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL SOCIAL IMPACT BOND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LAB

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HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL SOCIAL IMPACT BOND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LAB

The Harvard Kennedy School’s social impact bond technical assistance lab (SIB Lab) conducts research on how governments can foster social innovation and improve the results they obtain with their social spending. An important part of our research model involves providing pro bono technical assistance to state and local governments implementing pay-for-success contracts using social impact bonds.

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Relevant for SEs as well:Most execs like patents, Intellectual Ventures study says

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Relevant for SEs as well:Most execs like patents, Intellectual Ventures study says

For years, Intellectual Ventures has been talking to CEOs, CFOs, and CTOs about the value of intellectual property. Contrary to what some others might suggest, we believe the issue being discussed in America’s boardrooms—in companies of all sizes and across industries—is not whether patents matter, but how they matter.

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The Promise of Social Impact Bonds: A Discussion with the UK Minister for Civil Society

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The Promise of Social Impact Bonds: A Discussion with the UK Minister for Civil Society

One of the most talked about social innovations in
recent years, Social Impact Bonds are a financing tool for social programs that simultaneously leverage the resources of the private and philanthropic sectors,provide steady funding streams for high-performing social-service organizations, and enable government agencies to pay only for real, measurable improvements in
social outcomes.

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To Gala or Not to Gala: Can We Abandon Common Ground?

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To Gala or Not to Gala: Can We Abandon Common Ground?

Never have “Philanthropy” and “Society” needed each other more. Income distribution as we all know is placing more wealth in fewer hands, and social and cultural problems are rising as a result. Before the wealthy and their companies and foundations completely lock themselves behind their gated communities, we in the nonprofit sector need to be extra vigilant and very smart in communicating the ongoing needs and problems that require their attention. And Galas are part of that strategy.

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