Tracy Palandjian, CEO and cofounder of Social Finance is inviting everybody interested in SIBs to take part in a webinar next week and it looks like a very interesting event, bringing together their excellent papers in the field…

Social Impact Bonds: From Concept to Reality – Webinar
Stanford Social Innovation

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are among the newest and most promising innovations within the impact investing space. Four years after the first SIB launched in the U.K., the US market is now gaining traction with four Social Impact Bond projects operational in New York City, New York state, Massachusetts, and Utah. At the federal level, President Obama’s FY 2015 Budget includes almost $500 million in investments for states to undertake Pay for Success programs. However, challenges must be faced before the market can realize its full potential and drive large-scale social impact.

Please join Tracy Palandjian, CEO and cofounder of Social Finance, as she lays out three developments that are critical for SIBs to become a well-established option for funding effective social interventions at scale. She will be joined by Sam Schaeffer, CEO and executive director of Center for Employment Opportunities, which operates one of the first SIBs in the US focused on employment reentry services for formerly incarcerated men. Palandjian will draw on recent articles in Stanford Social Innovation Review, including “The Social Impact Bond Market: Three Scenarios for the Future” and “Foundations for Social Impact Bonds.

This webinar is for social sector leaders, philanthropists, policy makers, and businesspeople who want to better understand the developments required to establish a thriving Social Impact Bond market. Webinar registrants will have the opportunity to ask Palandjian and Schaeffer questions during the last twenty minutes of the webinar, which will be moderated by Regina Starr Ridley of SSIR.

Presented by: Tracy Palandjian, CEO & cofounder, Social Finance and Sam Schaeffer, CEO & executive director, Center for Employment Opportunities

Moderated by: Regina Starr Ridley, publishing director, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Date: Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Time: 11:00am-12 noon PDT, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT

Price: $49, which includes access to the live webinar; unlimited access to the webinar as many times as you’d like for 12 months; and downloadable slides.