August 26 2016

The big news today (sorry summertime malaise yesterday and hence nothing was published as there was no news!) is the BlackRock Impact Bond Fund – of course the issue now becomes how we make SIBs suitably transparent and with standards (such as the ICMA principles) to attract the buy side.
BlackRock Launches BlackRock Impact Bond Fund
Business Wire (press release)

PLY: A great leap forward for Impact debt.

Investing in Communities Affected by Conflict and Crises
Stanford Social Innovation Review (subscription)
The private sector can invest in sustainable social change through Humanitarian Impact Bonds: Social impact bonds (SIBs)…