Monthly Archives: November 2011

Peterborough Social Impact Bond: One Year On

Today Social Finance publishes a report on the first year of the Peterborough Social Impact Bond and the One* Service.  What can we report after one year? We have over 500 individuals on our watch in the community. While engagement … Continue reading

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Six tips for Commissioning a Social Impact Bond

As Social Impact Bonds and payment-by-results pilots develop, commissioners are increasingly asking us ‘How should I procure such a service?’. Compared to traditional procurement processes, choosing a Social Impact Bond provider can seem daunting. Assessing the price to be paid … Continue reading

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Guest post: The Triple Dividend

Early action – building a fence at the top of the cliff rather than running an ambulance at the bottom – seems like common sense but, across our public services, it isn’t common practise. Why not? This is one of … Continue reading

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Social Finance Pilot Investor Advisory Service

The Charity Commission has just released its report “Charity and Investment Matters: A guide for Trustees.” This guidance gives a very clear go-ahead for charities, trusts and foundations to explore social investment alongside their traditional grants and funding streams. This … Continue reading

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