Plus: Bridges raises £35m for second social outcomes fund, Palladium's first impact fund targets $40m for African small businesses, Scotland's first community-owned school building and impactful chocolate in Indonesia...
A year after we first reported it, South Africa's first social impact bond is close to being agreed. At the Skoll World Forum, social enterprise mothers2mothers shared the challenges of the long journey it has undertaken.
"Social enterprises in Scotland contribute £6.9bn to the economy, more lucrative than the entire third sector." CEO of Social Investment Scotland Alastair Davis weighs up what support there is for them in terms of social finance.
Goldman Sachs’ social impact bond pays off in the US, providing children in the state of Utah with excellent quality preschool education, and the Sankalp Forum prepares to create an impact in Indonesia.
Specialist fund manager Bridges Ventures is backing the first social impact bond in the world specifically designed to help people with long-term health conditions including diabetes and heart disabilities.