322: Frontier or Failure? The Social Impact Bond

Track: Prospect Research

Session Number: 322
Date: Fri, Jul 28th, 2017
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Description:

What is a social impact bond, and why is the impact investing world buzzing about them? How does someone expect to get a return from giving to a charitable cause? Who is investing in social impact bonds, and where does the money for their returns come from? This presentation will provide a history and overview of the complex structure of social impact bonds, an investment philanthropy trend still being tested in the US and around the world. The life cycle, function, and pros and cons of social impact bonds will be discussed, as well as their uncertain future, and what investment in them means for rating prospects and donors.
Session Type: Breakout Session (45 minutes)

Primary Competency: PR:Competency 5: Financial Capacity Evaluation and Wealth Indicators
Secondary Competency: PR:Competency 9: Organization and Fundraising Knowledge
Tertiary Competency: None
Intended Audience Level: Level I
Learning Objective #1: Attendees will be able to grasp the significance of what offering a social impact bond may mean for their organization.
Learning Objective #2: Attendees will gain a better understanding of what investment in social impact bonds may mean in terms of rating their prospects.
Session Type: Breakout Session (45 minutes)

Primary Competency: PR:Competency 5: Financial Capacity Evaluation and Wealth Indicators
Secondary Competency: PR:Competency 9: Organization and Fundraising Knowledge
Tertiary Competency: None
Intended Audience Level: Level I
Learning Objective #1: Attendees will be able to grasp the significance of what offering a social impact bond may mean for their organization.
Learning Objective #2: Attendees will gain a better understanding of what investment in social impact bonds may mean in terms of rating their prospects.