Whether you have just enjoyed a wonderful Easter or Passover or are merely wondering why so many people were out of the office in recent days, here are two splendid articles to start the shortened week in SIB News.

First up it’s Canada’s MaRS discussing the way forward for SIBs and then an interesting discussion with leading Swedish social impact investment expert Richard Lindberg – enjoy!

The Way Forward On SIBs
Adam Jagelewski – MaRS

The marketplace for SIBs is continuing to develop. Service providers are making progress in advancing their SIB business cases for their most promising interventions.

Governments are taking steps in the procurement process for outcome contracts, exemplified by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment’s recent call for SIB concepts and proposals. Now, as the results of our market consultations demonstrate, investors are also signalling their interest in the development of a SIB market in Canada.

It is into this developing marketplace that MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and Deloitte are excited to release our new report: “Social Impact Bonds in Canada: Investor insights.

Six Questions For Richard Lindberg
The Guardian

After a recent talk at Stockholm’s Impact Hub, Swedish social investment specialist Richard Lindberg shared insights with the British Council on reaching a global tipping point for impact investment.