Social Impact Bonds: The Brains Behind the Buzz

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 -
7:45am to 11:00pm EST
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Are Social Impact Bonds the future of social change financing? Many of us in the sector have heard about them. The City of New York, in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies, recently announced a major initiative to reduce inmate recidivism using the social impact bond model. The Rockefeller Foundation has been at the forefront of building the enabling environment to appropriately test the social impact bond innovation.
Come hear from the leaders behind this new investment tool and discuss how the model works, their respective roles in the partnership and what they hope to see as outcomes.


  • The philosophy behind social impact bonds, including pros and cons
  • Bonds vs. Social Impact Bonds and the mechanics of how they work and differ
  • Perspectives from each of the partners in this investment model
  • The Request for Bond Issue (RFBI) process that the city is funding and a call for additional proposals
A Philanthropy New York Thought Leader Program.



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