From dealflow to a lack of education, this week leaders in social finance addressed some of the key barriers preventing the UK market from flourishing. Last month Antony Bugg-Levine, the chair of the Global Impact Investing Network, told delegates at London’s Critical Mass conference that in the world of social finance there were “hypers, haters and […]Read More ›
Webinar: What’s the Deal? SIB Investor Insights
Join us on June 12, 2014 at 10 AM (EDT) for “What’s the Deal?”, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing’s first SIB Investor Insights webinar.
The marketplace for social impact bonds (SIBs) is continuing to develop, as SIBs become recognized as instruments that can innovatively bring together investors, social-service providers and governments. Service providers are making progress in advancing their SIB business cases for their most promising interventions. Governments are taking steps in the procurement process for outcome contracts, exemplified by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment’s recent call for SIB concepts and proposals. Most recently and very promisingly, the Government of Saskatchewan launched Canada’s first SIB in partnership with Conexus Credit Union and EGADZ Youth Centre.
With this flurry of recent activity as a backdrop, the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing is pleased to open up extensive engagement with investors on SIBs. To that end please join us on June 12, 2014 at 10 AM (EDT) for “What’s the Deal?”, our first SIB Investor Insights webinar.
This webinar will be moderated by Samer Abughannam, Senior Associate, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and will welcome:
- Gianni Ciufo, Partner and National Leader, Infrastructure Advisory, Project Finance, Social Finance at Deloitte
- Andrew Levitt, Investment Director, Bridges Ventures
- Mila Lukic, Associate, Bridges Ventures
“What’s the Deal” will also:
- Introduce new investors to the conversation and provide an update on where the market is today.
- Summarize the findings of “Social Impact Bonds in Canada: Investor insights”, our recently released report in which MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and Deloitte collected viewpoints towards SIBs from a broad group of Canadian investors.
- Include sharing of experiences and best practices from SIB pioneer Bridges Ventures. Bridges has made investments in six SIBs in the UK, manages a SIB-dedicated fund, and has $600M in total impact assets under management.
Register now and we’ll see you on June 12th!