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06 Jun. 2014 | Comments (0)

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:

Webcast details 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

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

    Alex Parkinson

    Alex Parkinson is Principal of Parky Communications, a communications agency specializing in sustainability and CSR reporting and communications. He serves as the Co-Leader of The Conference Board Cor…

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