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.
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.
The Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) also showcased Patrick Awuah, another social entrepreneur working in education, who is guided by a different compass, timeframe and sense of scale. When Awuah brings values up, he means the human, ethical kind.
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.
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.
Few forms of communication are as persuasive as a compelling narrative. To this end, the visualization needs to tell a story to the audience. Storytelling helps the viewer gain insight from the data.
Berkeley Labs spin-off Points Source Power develops fuel-cell charger for Kenya powered by cookstove fires.
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
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.
Social entrepreneurs are found in businesses, non-profits, public offices, schools and everywhere in between. Meet them at the Elevating Impact Summit.