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An introduction to Social Impact Bonds

McKinsey & Company describes the Social Impact Bond model using animated typography and graphics. 

What are Social Impact Bonds?

Tracy Palandjian, CEO and co-founder of Social Finance US, provides an overview of Social Impact Bonds and the promise that they hold.

Social Impact Bonds Webinar Panel

Moderated by the Washington Post’s Matt Miller, this webinar is a discussion between Laura Callanan, co-author of McKinsey’s report Potential to Action: Bringing Social Impact Bonds to the U.S., Tracy Palandjian, CEO of Social Finance US, and Jeffrey Liebman, professor from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The discussion touches upon benefits of the Social Impact Bond, how to choose social projects for this funding model, and the role of evaluation and intermediaries.

Jeffrey Liebman on Social Impact Bonds

In this two-part video series, Jeffrey Liebman, Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, explains the Social Impact Bond model and identifies the key success factors for a suitable intervention. Liebman also discusses challenges that he identifies in the development of SIBs.

Social Impact Bonds: A conversation with Antony Bugg-Levine

In addition to providing grants to the Social Impact Bond initiative in the UK, the Rockefeller Foundation has worked with different players – investors, government, social service providers, and intermediaries – to determine how to design a SIB initiative. In this video, Nonprofit Finance Fund’s Kristin Giantris sat down with Antony Bugg-Levine, Managing Director of Foundation Initiatives, to explore the Foundation’s SIB goals and the role SIB-like models may play in the Foundation’s efforts to support sector-wide innovation and systems change.