Global Network

Since the launch of the first Social Impact Bond in 2010, interest in the model has grown worldwide. The formation of the Social Finance Global Network—which includes Social Finance UK, Social Finance US, Social Finance Israel, Social Finance India, and Social Finance Netherlands—reflects the increased demand for innovative social impact financing, measurement and data, and cross-sector partnerships. Our impact tools and approaches include Development Impact Bonds, Career Impact Bonds, outcomes rate cards, and many others. The Social Finance Global Network is a global thought leader tackling complex social and developmental issues.


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Global Network

Canada

The Global Network is working in close collaboration with MaRS Centre for Impact Investing in Toronto to support the development of Social Impact Bonds and other impact investment initiatives focused on a range of issue areas including homelessness and mental health and early childhood development.

Ireland

The Global Network was appointed by the Department of Treasury and Public Reform to analyze the potential for Pay for Success in Ireland and helped develop projects to reduce homelessness and to improve youth justice.

Latin America

The Global Network is working on a new Social Impact Bond Facility with the Inter-American Development Bank to explore and support the development of Pay for Success projects in Latin America. The initial efforts are focused in Chile, Mexico, and Brazil and are focused on health, education, inequality, and criminal justice issues.

Portugal

The Global Network is supporting the work of the Social Investment Lab in Portugal, launched in February 2014. This is an initiative of the Portuguese Social Entrepreneurship Institute and funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Social Finance Israel

Social Finance Israel was founded in 2013, and aims to leverage the global success of the Social Finance Global Network for the benefit of Israel. SFI will attract new capital to the Israeli social sector through the creation and issuance of Social Impact Bonds and other innovative social securities, to fund not-for-profit organizations tackling critical social issues, by allowing them to access capital markets by offering acceptable monetary and social returns to investors. In November 2015, Social Finance Israel launched Israel’s first Social Impact Bond to reduce the dropout rate among computer science students in higher education.

South Africa

The Global Network is working in collaboration with local organizations in South Africa to support Pay for Success development across a range of social and development issues. In April 2014, we published a report with The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Genesis Analytics that explored the potential for Pay for Success to support small and medium enterprise development.

Social Finance US: Boston Office

Founded in 2011, Social Finance US catalyzed the Pay for Success and Social Impact Bond market in the United States. We design public-private partnerships that tackle complex social challenges, such as achievement gaps, health disparities, and prisoner recidivism. Our teams in Boston, MA, Austin, TX, and San Francisco, CA support Pay for Success work throughout the United States. We have developed Pay for Success projects in New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. Our Advisory Services team has worked with government, foundation, and nonprofit clients nationwide.

Social Finance US: Austin Office

Founded in 2011, Social Finance US catalyzed the Pay for Success and Social Impact Bond market in the United States. We design public-private partnerships that tackle complex social challenges, such as achievement gaps, health disparities, and prisoner recidivism. Our teams in Boston, MA, Austin, TX, and San Francisco, CA support Pay for Success work throughout the United States. We have developed Pay for Success projects in New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. Our Advisory Services team has worked with government, foundation, and nonprofit clients nationwide.

Social Finance UK

Social Finance UK pioneered the world’s first Social Impact Bond, which launched at the Peterborough Prison in 2010. Since starting in 2007, Social Finance has mobilized over £75 million of social investment and designed a series of programs to tackle social challenges. These include support for 2,000 short sentence offenders released from Peterborough Prison, 380 children on the edge of care in Essex, 2,500 young people at risk of falling out of education, employment, or training, and 800 rough sleepers in London. Social Finance is also alleviating fuel poverty for over 2,300 families in Sunderland, enabling 15,000 families to access nursery places and free children’s services, and providing 7,500 affordable microloans in Wales.

Social Finance US: San Francisco Office

Founded in 2011, Social Finance US catalyzed the Pay for Success and Social Impact Bond market in the United States. We design public-private partnerships that tackle complex social challenges, such as achievement gaps, health disparities, and prisoner recidivism. Our teams in Boston, MA, Austin, TX, and San Francisco, CA support Pay for Success work throughout the United States. We have developed Pay for Success projects in New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. Our Advisory Services team has worked with government, foundation, and nonprofit clients nationwide.

Social Finance Netherlands

Social Finance Netherlands works on expanding the Dutch impact and social finance ecosystem. By leveraging innovative collaborations and knowledge sharing between government, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors, Social Finance Netherlands will create sustainable and effective solutions for important societal issues and challenges.

Social Finance India

Social Finance India was founded in 2018, joining the global network of Social Finance UK, Social Finance US, and Social Finance Israel to mobilize investment capital at scale to drive social change. Social Finance India will collaborate with governments, nonprofits, for-profit impact enterprises, philanthropic foundations, and impact investors to scale up outcome focused and SDG-aligned impact programs. 

Social Finance US: Washington, DC Office

Founded in 2011, Social Finance US catalyzed the Pay for Success and Social Impact Bond market in the United States. We design public-private partnerships that tackle complex social challenges, such as achievement gaps, health disparities, and prisoner recidivism. Our teams in Boston, MA, Austin, TX, and San Francisco, CA support Pay for Success work throughout the United States. We have developed Pay for Success projects in New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. Our Advisory Services team has worked with government, foundation, and nonprofit clients nationwide.