The Social Finance Institute

Our Vision

At Social Finance, we aspire to realign markets and systems around results. The Social Finance Institute, a first-of-its-kind field building platform, seeks to scale this vision by bridging theory and practice for market leaders, policymakers, and practitioners interested in implementing and scaling outcomes-based solutions.

Our Approach

Through the Social Finance Institute, we aim to develop actionable research, networks, and learning cohorts that bridge connections across silos (of sectors, issues, geographies), and to amplify learnings, best practices, and guides for practitioners pursuing outcomes-based solutions. 

  • Cohort & Training Models: By developing cohort and training modules that convene policymakers and changemakers, the Institute will facilitate cross-sectoral networking and information-sharing, creating opportunities for key stakeholders to learn new approaches to applying outcomes-based solutions and generate tangible action plans. 
  • Applied Research and Publications: The Institute will develop new work, drawing on Social Finance’s 12+ years of experience and that of other leaders in the field to produce evidencebased research. This body of work will include case studies, white papers, best practices, and actionable tool kits and road maps to support stakeholders in pursuing outcomes-based economic opportunity strategies.
  • Educational Outreach and Advocacy: Through convenings, broad outreach and communications strategies, and direct engagement with thought leaders and policymakers, the Institute will expand the ecosystem of knowledge and influence thinking around outcomes-based practices.