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Social FInance Israel leads the way in introducing a Social Impact Bond for prevention of Type II Diabetes

 

Social FInance Israel leads the way in introducing a Social Impact Bond for prevention of Type II Diabetes

Social Finance Israel is pioneering the first Social Impact Bond to delay the onset of Type II Diabetes in 2,250 people in Israel. It will raise over $5m to fund a series of two-year lifestyle interventions for patients at risk of developing the disease. 

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Israel’s first Social Impact Bond Gets Underway

 

Israel’s first Social Impact Bond Gets Underway

Social Finance Israel’s social investment model will seek to reduce the drop-out rate and the protraction of studies among computer science students at leading academic institutions in Israel 

 

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http://www.socialfinance.org.il/news-item/97/israel%EF%BF%BDs-first-social-impact-bond-gets-underway

The Social Impact Bond

 

The Social Impact Bond

The Social Impact Bond is an innovative financial product which supplies capital to social organizations who wish to solve society's most urgent issues, while simultaneously delivering monetary returns to investors.

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The Social Capital Market in Israel

 

The Social Capital Market in Israel

Sir Ronald Cohen at the 2012 Israel Venture Network Conference: "The Social Capital Market: lessons learned in the UK and what can be done in Israel".

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PM Social Investment

 

PM Social Investment

UK Prime Minister David Cameron lauds the promise of Social Impact Bonds at the 2013 G8 Social Impact Investment Forum. Sir Ronald Cohen has been selected to lead the G8 Task Force on Social Impact Investing. 

Watch UK Prime Minister David Camerons speech here

FAQs

  • What is impact investing?

    Impact investing is a hybrid of philanthropy and investment that creates a blend of financial, social and environmental benefits. Impact investments are directed into companies, organizations, and funds with the intent of generating both financial returns and social or environmental impact. 

     

  • What is a Social Impact Bond?

    A Social Impact Bond (SIB) is a type of impact investment designed to raise private sector capital to expand effective social service programs. This mechanism is used to finance a Pay for Success (PFS) contract, which allows government to pay only for results. In such an arrangement:

    • Private investors fund a social service program. 
    • Government repays investors based on the program's success in achieving pre-determined social outcomes.
    • If successful, investors can recoup their principal plus a rate of return.
    • If the program does not achieve those outcomes, then government is not obligated to repay investors.

    SIBs have the potential to unlock a new and vast pool of investment capital to finance the expansion of effective, preventative social services focusing on measurable outcomes and generating social and financial returns to investors.

     

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