12 Apr '13, 9am

The Rise of Impact Investment

The Rise of Impact Investment

This new trend in impact-focused investment takes a number of forms. Esmee Fairbairn invested in the world’s first Social Impact Bond: a new concept which pays returns to investors based on the impact they have, rather than the income they generate. One example is Prison Bonds, piloted in the UK and the U.S., which reward investors depending on the reduction in re-offending rates by released convicts. For example, in Peterborough, £5 million was raised from 17 social investors to fund work with 3,000 male, short-sentence prisoners following their release. If the Social Impact Bond delivers a drop in re-offending beyond 7.5 percent, investors will receive an increasing return capped at a maximum of 13 percent per year over an eight-year period. The return is paid by the authorities out of the savings they make by not having to deal with the current, high re-offending rate. ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/04/rise-impact-investment/

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