This is our monthly policy briefing for July 2020. Each week we gather all the news, commentary and events from across the sector, then tie it all together each month. If you would like to get this in your inbox each week you can sign up to Tiny Letter.
ConferenceSocial Outcomes Conference 2020 – We are regularly updating the programme of SOC20 on 1-4th September 2020, you can take a look at the programme and see our speakers online. Remember to register online to hear more in the coming weeks – register for free here.GO Lab
Outcomes based approaches
Webinar Lessons from outcomes-based approaches to employment in low and middle income countries – On 28th July (tomorrow) at 3-4pm you can join this webinar which will be the first in a series from Social Finance that explores skills training and employment in the Covid-19 era. It will be chaired by Mara Airoldi, Director of the GO Lab, and the panellists will be Abha Thorat Shah, Maria Laura Tinelli, and Peter Nicholas. Social Finance
OpinionGrowing an international innovation in a local ecosystem requires a strategic approach - This is the first in the five-part seres that will share learnings from Abu Dhabi in relation to social impact bond development and implementation, as well as wider developments in embedding a focus on social outcomes across Government. In this blog, Dr Chih Hoong Sin, Director at Traverse shares the ambition for SIBs in Abu Dhabi, how they are 'repurposing the foundation blocks' and 'innovating through gap filling'. The GO Lab
Book Review Nick O’Donohoe on Sir Ronald Cohen – In his review of Impact: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change, O’Donohoe acknowledges that social impact bonds, championed by Sir Ronald Cohen, ‘have grown more slowly than many had hoped for’ Impact Alpha
Opinion Look at how far we’ve come: impact investing – This article gives an overview of impact investing over the last 20 years from an Australian perspectives. It shares the first Australian SIB, the challenges of impact washing and impact measurement, and also takes a look to the future. Pro Bono Australia