Monthly Archives: October 2012

SOCIAL FINANCE SUPPORTS NEW OUTCOMES-BASED CONTRACTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Social Finance is excited to launch a new guide to Payment by Results in the youth sector this week. The guide, produced for Catalyst – a consortium of youth charities led by the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services – … Continue reading

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Why Development Impact Bonds?

Development Impact Bonds come at a price: private investors provide upfront funding for social interventions and expect a return, including some compensation for the risk they are taking, if outcomes are delivered.  Is that price worth paying?  The second meeting … Continue reading

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Social Finance welcomes Government’s focus on rehabilitation of short sentenced prisoners

Social Finance welcomes the Government’s renewed focus on rehabilitation of short sentenced prisoners and the use of outcomes–based testing for new innovation.  In 2010 Social Finance set up the first such scheme – funded through a Social Impact Bond (SIB) … Continue reading

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ClearlySo’s Social Business Conference 2012 – Why profit is oh so necessary

ClearlySo organised its inspirational annual Social Business Conference on 9th October at St. Luke’s on Old Street in London.  As we have come to expect from the conference, the venue was an opportunity for a large number of social entrepreneurs to rehearse … Continue reading

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