October 4 2016

A European lowlands-centricity has emerged almost by accident today, interesting reading throughout:

How Can Europe’s Cities Ensure Citizens Have The Right Skills?

Rotterdam was the first city in continental Europe to use a social impact bond, a relatively new financial mechanism based on a “pay for success” model.

DC Water, Goldman Sachs & Calvert Foundation Pioneer Environmental Impact Bond
SYS-CON Media (press release)

Social Impact Fund
ABN Amro
The ABN AMRO Social Impact Fund has financed three Buzinezzclub projects via a social impact bond – in Rotterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven

Continuing our series of great graphics on the PFS topic curated in Pinterest in my “Future of Finance” board:

SIB ‘Werken in Duitsland’ in het kort (“working in Germany” – diagram in Dutch)