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Second Chance to Watch the Corporate Philanthropy and Social Impact Bonds Webcast

By Alex Parkinson, Research Associate, The Conference Board

Our special KnowlEdge Series webcast on corporate philanthropy and social impact bonds (SIBs) is now available on demand for members of The Conference Board. Watch a highlight below, or view the full webcast here. For more on SIBs, watch for my upcoming report, due out later this summer.

My guests for the hour-long show were:

  • Eileen Neely, Director of Capital Innovation, Living Cities, who spoke from the investors’ perspective;
  • Tyler Jaeckel, Government Innovation Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab, who gave an overview of the importance of social impact measurement; and
  • Michael Eddy, Co-Founder and Partner, Instiglio, who moved the conversation from the developed world into the developing world.

Click the play button below to watch the webcast’s trailer.

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

About the author:

Alex Parkinson

Alex Parkinson
Research Associate
The Conference Board

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.


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