PLY: There is an announcement of a lecture at the National University of Singapore today on a fairly slow day.

That said, we’re keeping busy. The migration is afoot to move the SIB News web site to a standalone venue… (in answer to those who wonder who’s footing the bill, it’s coming out of my pocket once again).

However it seems right after over 2 years to add a single venue independent news site for the growing SIB/PFS/DIB segment and I will welcome feedback from anybody who wants to share links, to anything pertinent that can help with the promotion of Social Impact Bonds.

The new web site under construction can be glimpsed behind the covers at

The newsletter itself will continue to be distributed first by email of a morning and then we will add the archives to the site along with other material / links which seem pertinent.

Impact Investments and Social Impact Bonds: Innovations In Social Finance Or Illusions?
By Professor Paul Brest – The Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Date & Time : 2 September 2015, Wednesday, 4.30pm to 5.45pm

The last decade has seen a rising interest in impact investing—investing in market-based enterprises to achieve social impact as well as financial returns—and in the related emerging phenomenon of social impact bonds, which combines pay-for-success contracts with novel forms of financing. We will examine the criteria of social impact in the context of both concessionary and non-concessionary investments and will discuss the potential of social impact bonds.

Paul Brest is Former Dean and Professor Emeritus (active), at Stanford Law School, a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business, and a faculty co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

There is no registration fee for this lecture, however seats are limited. To register, please click Here.