A clearer understanding of the different types of financing labelled 'impact investing' can help us pick apart the factors shaping their actual impact, writes researcher Philipp Golka – and figure out the role each can play during Covid-19.
Social impact bonds elicit strong opinions – from great enthusiasm about what they could achieve to passionate opposition to their complexity. Mara Airoldi cuts through the noise to take a hard look at the evidence we have about their effectiveness to date.
An 80-minute documentary film examining whether social impact bonds can revolutionise how we tackle society's problems will be shown in Oxford today, featuring Sir Ronald Cohen, Caroline Mason – and four-year-old Reginald.
The Canadian government’s forthcoming social finance strategy is exploring setting up a Big Society Capital-style wholesaler. Is social investment about to take off in Canada? David Floyd reports from the tenth annual Social Finance Forum.