Social Impact Bonds: What works, what doesn’t

By Aunnie Patton

In social finance circles, SIBs are a topic of hot debate. Most debaters do buy into the concept. But, because they are still in their infancy, many are waiting for evidence as opposed to anecdotes – tested models and impact-confirming outcomes to convince them that these instruments really work.

In the mean time, debate continues…


Inside | Aunnie Patton


First she was an investment banker. Then she was a social investment banker. Now she’s a Dean’s Fellow at the Saïd Business School, Oxford. She’s consulted with the UK government, Big Society Capital, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and social enterprises the world over. In June 2013, she moved to Cape Town to be a Fellow at the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Aunnie’s social investment in Africa.
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