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FRONTLINE WITH FACULTY SERIES: Attracting Private Capital for Public Good: Can Social Impact Bonds Move the Needle?
JIM BILDNER | Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS; Senior Research Fellow
MOLLY BALDWIN | CEO and Founder, ROCA
JOHN GROSSMAN | Partner and Counsel, Third Sector Capital Partners
TRACY PALANDJIAN | CEO and Co-Founder, Social Finance
Friday, November 1
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Belfer, Weil Town Hall, Lobby Level
Harvard Kennedy School
To some, Social Impact Bonds and pay for performance contracts are just the latest “gold rush” or a way for governments to outsource critical services; others see real possibilities to attract long term private capital to some of society’s most intractable problems. In this panel conversation, we’ll hear from the frontlines of this new frontier with three leaders in the field and learn about the reality and potential for this new public-private partnership and its capacity to scale both domestically and internationally.
The Frontline with Faculty Series is a venue for Harvard faculty affiliated with the Hauser Institute to share their work and research with faculty colleagues, as well as students in an informal setting that will allow for spirited discussion, debate and exchange.