Innovative ways to involve private investments to finance services of social interest

Stuttgart, Milano and Ljubljana hosted capital-matching events, which aimed to connect potential financiers with ideas for projects with social impact and to discuss also the financiers' part of the social impact bonds.   

39 guests and expert speakers came together to discuss social impact bonds during the Social Innovation summit 2018 in Stuttgart on March 10, 2018. 

The session labelled ‘Social Impact Bonds – ideas meet investors’ brought together a wide range of different AlpSIB target groups, such as foundations, investors, researchers, banks and social providers. After a thorough introduction into Social Impact bonds by Johannes Weber, who is mainly responsible for activities in the field of impact investing at the BMW foundation in Munich, Maike Hornung from Bertelsmann Stiftung presented two new German Social Impact Bonds in Germany to the audience.

On 2nd July new projects in the social field that can be financed by impact investing's new innovative financial instruments were presented to investors in Milan at the Cariplo Foundation, with the collaboration of the Forum for Sustainable Finance that brings together about eighty members of the world of finance, through which private investors and public administration could sign a contract to implement projects in the social field. 

The idea of the Slovenian event was to enable short meetings between potential investors and entrepreneurs with »impact« ideas, but as well among entrepreneurs themselves since they can share experiences and good practices among each other, that will help them develop and realise their ideas. The event took place on 5 December 2018 along with the Slovenian Days of the Social Economy in the House of the European Union. 

More about the events can be found under the section "news".