Category Archives: Social Impact Bonds

Prevention: risky business?

At Social Finance we’ve been looking at the track record of preventative services in many spheres. In the second part of a series of blogs Harry Hoare looks at the risks involved when preventative programmes are implemented. In my previous … Continue reading

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Prevention: better than cure?

At Social Finance we’ve been looking at the track record of preventative services in many spheres. In the first part of a series of blogs Harry Hoare looks at barriers to funding preventative programmes. Why don’t more preventative projects get … Continue reading

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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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RAND report on Peterborough Social Impact Bond

On Friday the Ministry of Justice released a report reflecting on the lessons learned from setting up the Social Impact Bond in Peterborough. The report was written by RAND who interviewed 22 people involved in the development of the Peterborough … Continue reading

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Social Impact Bond Discussions

A busy day talking about Social Impact Bonds yesterday with two enthusiastic groups. Firstly, Diane Mak and I did a webinar for a group of students on the Social Business programme at the French business school, HEC. It was great to speak to a … Continue reading

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The Future of the Social Investment Market

I presented my first webinar on the future of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) on Tuesday afternoon. Aside from the slightly peculiar experience of sitting talking into a microphone without a live audience, developing the presentation gave me the opportunity to reflect and … Continue reading

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Social Impact Bonds in the US: A Game-Changer in a Time of Tight Budgets?

The second decade of the 21st century is a time of both crisis and opportunity in the United States. We face severe social and economic distress and depleted government budgets that cannot meet growing demands for basic safety-net services, much less address … Continue reading

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Impact Evidencing

In our work developing Social Impact Bonds one of the frequent challenges we and charities who are interested in SIBs face is the lack of quantitative evidence on the effectiveness of their intervention. Good quantitative evidence of the impact of a service … Continue reading

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