Media Coverage

Social Finance's demonstration project in Fresno, in partnership with Central California Asthma Collaborative, Collective Health, and Rise Health, is helping children with asthma stay healthy, stay out of the emergency room, and live actively. Read more here

April 14, 2015

With support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), the Urban Institute's PFS Initiative will help ensure PFS deals are evidence-based and effective, improving the lives of those in need and accelerating the ability of the PFS field to learn together. Read more in the press release and in this blog post.

March 16, 2015

Social Finance partner Nurse Family Partnership was featured in The New York Times for its work on maternal and child health through home visiting programs in Memphis, TN, and around the country. Read more here.

March 11, 2015

The Aspen Institute publishes a case study on New York State Social Impact Bond in The Bottom Line: Investing for Impact on Economic Mobility in the U.S. Interest in the field of impact investing has skyrocketed. Potential market size, amount of available capital, and the opportunity for financial and social impact, particularly for our country's most pressing problems, are all factors in the growth. Adding rich depth and perspective throughout the report are a series of essays from thought leaders in the field, case studies of deals that are contributing to families' economic stability; and deals at a glance from investors across sectors. Read the report here

December 11, 2014

Andrew Buss interviews Tracy Palandjian, CEO, Social Finance about the what, how and why of Pay For Success and Social Impact Bonds. Read the full article here

December 5, 2014

An article in The Atlantic describes the potential of social impact bonds (SIBs) to finance and scale an asthma prevention program for children in Fresno, CA.  Led by Niarv Shah, a Director at Social Finance, the program aims to make a significant impact on health programs that are outside the clinical setting.

October 18, 2014

President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, John C. Williams, discusses the potential of SIBs to address some of our country's most intractable social problems in an article published today in The Wall Street Journal.

September 22, 2014

In a new Forbes article, Sir Ronald Cohen and Matt Bannick compare impact investing to the venture capital market in the 1970s. Government policy changes, particularly clarifications to ERISA's Prudent Man rule, helped venture capital investments grow from almost zero to $5 billion in just two years. Public policy, they suggest, could similarly unleash the potential of impact investing.

September 20, 2014

More than 16,000 men and women in Massachusetts are on a wait list for adult basic education programs and English-language classes that could help them make the leap to college, a new job, or higher pay. Governor Deval Patrick’s office plans to announce Wednesday that it has chosen three local nonprofits to rapidly expand access to those programs, as part of a $15 million initiative fueled initially by outside investment. Read more here.

August 13, 2014

As the impact investing market in the U.S. continues to grow in size and inventiveness, 27 financial experts have gotten together to form the U.S. National Advisory Board (NAB), a group dedicated to hammering out specific ways the U.S. federal government can encourage that market’s continued development—or at least avoid getting in its way. Read more here.

July 1, 2014