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Jun 09, 2014

Banking on Impact: Making private sector investment work for the public good

June 9, 2014

A two-day executive course on Social Impact Bonds

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) offer a potential new tool for financing innovative interventions that produce meaningful social impact. Pioneered in the UK and more recently in the U.S. and Australia, SIBs hold out a promising and innovative way to finance solutions to complex social challenges by tapping new sources of capital.

This unique two-day executive training program will give participants an overview of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) – what they are and how they work – and provide an intensive introduction to developing, structuring, and administering SIBs in Ontario. The course will cover a wide range of topics including identifying a suitable intervention, financial modelling tasks, potential use and role of intermediaries, investment structures, and impact evaluation.

A collaboration of Harvard University and the University of Toronto, the course will be delivered by Professor Jeffrey Liebman, Director of the Harvard Kennedy School SIB Lab, and research fellows from the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre and the Harvard Kennedy School SIB Lab. The course will also include presentations from the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and Finance for Good.

Note: There is limited space in the program and participants will be selected to ensure wide representation across a diversity of sectors.

Who should apply?
This program is intended for senior level decision makers in government and not-for-profit organizations that have an active interest in developing SIBs.

How much does it cost?
$1200 (subsidies are available upon request)

What does this include?
A 2-day training course with comprehensive learning binder, meals and refreshments, and registration for MaRS Ideas Event June 9th, featuring Professor Jeffrey Liebman.

If you would like to apply to participate in the program, please complete the registration below.

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If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth McIsaac at

This learning event is made possible with funding from Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment.


Event Date

June 9-10, 2014

Registration Deadline

May 15, 2014

Early Bird

$1000 if registered by
May 1st


Toronto, ON


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