Goldman Sachs' move to buy San Francisco-based Imprint Capital has the small community of impact investment asset managers and dealmakers buzzing about who might next be asked to dance by a Wall Street suitor.
Results from the first generation of social impact bonds (also known as pay for success deals) are starting to come in. Today, the field has learned the results of the evaluation of the first social impact bond transaction in the United States.
A new study by the Parkland Institute details the devastation to
Alberta's social services sector following decades of experimentation by
the provincial Tories. The main goal of many of these initiatives was to
cut government spending on social welfare and offload provision to
anyone willing to take them on – for-profit and not-for-profit
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