Impact through philanthropy and government

Impact through philanthropy and government

Sir Ronald Cohen

Father of impact investing

Impact thinking is also revolutionizing philanthropy. In this video, Sir Ronald explains what a social impact bond is, gives us some practical examples of how SIBs have solved social issues, and explores how risk changes hands with the new philanthropy model.

Impact thinking is also revolutionizing philanthropy. In this video, Sir Ronald explains what a social impact bond is, gives us some practical examples of how SIBs have solved social issues, and explores how risk changes hands with the new philanthropy model.

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Impact through philanthropy and government

10 mins 29 secs

Overview

In this video, Sir Ronald explains what a social impact bond is, gives us some practical examples of how SIBs have solved social issues, and explores how risk changes hands with the new philanthropy model.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define what a social impact bond is

  • Give practical examples of how SIBs have solved social issues

  • Define what pay for success is

  • Explore how risk changes hands with this new philanthropy model

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Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen is the Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, the Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative at Harvard Business School and The Portland Trust. At the start of his career, he co-founded the private equity firm Apax Partners. In 2020, he wrote the bestselling book “Impact: Reshaping capitalism to drive real change”. Considered the Father of Social Investment, in 2012 he received the Rockefeller Foundation’s Innovation Award for innovation in social finance.

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