Social impact bonds (SIBs)
Leading the way with innovative funding mechanisms.
Since 2011, we have been at the forefront of advising on SIBs, unlocking new sources of funding to promote social benefit.
We work with a wide range of clients to help develop SIBs, driving the creation of key contracts and bringing together the sector’s principal stakeholders to deliver established results. Our clients include specialist private investors, development investment banks and foundations.
We have worked on 60% of the UK’s SIBs and some of our contracts have been adopted by the UK government as sector templates to develop the market. With the model increasingly being adopted globally, we are working on SIBs (and closely related Development Impact Bonds) across different jurisdictions.
To find out more about our work, see the detailed case study here.
- Advising the Hong Kong government’s Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund on its first social impact bond with Oxfam Hong Kong to facilitate teaching programmes for non-Chinese speaking children otherwise facing long-term poverty and social exclusion.
- Advising the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on a development impact bond in Palestine.