By Alex Parkinson, Research Associate, The Conference Board
In anticipation of a new report from The Conference Board on social impact bonds, which will be published this summer, I will be hosting a webcast on Wednesday, June 11, featuring three experts in the field. The webcast is free to members of The Conference Board. Click here to register, or to find out more information.
Joining me for this special KnowledgEdge Series webcast will be:
- Mike Belinsky, Co-Founder and Partner, Instiglio
- Tyler Jaeckel, Government Innovation Fellow, Colorado and Denver, Harvard Kennedy School Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab
- Eileen Neely, Associate Director of Capital Innovation, Living Cities
Date: Wednesday, June 11
Time: 11:00am EST
Audience: Managers responsible for corporate giving and other executives interested in social sector innovation.
Registration details: Visit this website. If you are a TCB member, click “Register”. If you are not a TCB member, click “Create an Account” and follow the prompts (a charge might apply).
This webcast is part of a new series of unique webcasts featuring exclusive insights from research in progress, across each of our three practice areas. To see the full roster of KnowlEdge Series programs, please see www.conferenceboard.org/webcasts
About social impact bonds
For those new to SIBs, Social Finance USA, a nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing investment capital to drive social progress, defines them as “a specific type of social impact financing in which funds are raised from investors to provide the social service provider with the working capital to deliver their services.” A SIB’s outcome is predicated on robust social impact metrics that are written into the contract. In short, if the project meets its impact goals, the SIB repays investors at a predetermined interest rate. You can read more about SIBs at the Harvard Kennedy School Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab, or at the UK Cabinet Office website.
About the author:
Alex Parkinson is a Research Associate in the Corporate Leadership division of The Conference Board. He specializes in corporate philanthropy and sustainability. He is the Executive Editor of the Giving Thoughts blog and monthly publication series. Before joining The Conference Board in September 2013, Alex worked as a Senior Consultant in London and New York for corporate social responsibility (CSR) consultancy Context. He has advised some of the world’s leading multinationals on CSR communications and strategy development. Follow Alex on Twitter: @AlexParkinsonNY.