Social Impact Investment

Social Impact Investment

conference, January 28th 9.00 am - 11.00 am
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LIEPP, Impact Invest Lab and Centre français des Fonds et Fondations 
are pleased to invite you to the conference :


Social Impact Investment.
Presentation of latest Iilab publications


Monday, January 28th 2019
09:00 am - 11:00 am 
Sciences Po, Amphi Jacques Chapsal - 27, rue Saint Guillaume, 75007 Paris


 [Language: French]



  • Overview of the French social impact investment market by Amélie Artis (University Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Sciences Po Grenoble, PACTE)

Abstract: At the end of 2017, the French market for social impact investment represents 3 billion euros managed, for a flow of financing committed in the year of 400 million euros. These figures cover initiatives with very different realities, in terms of origin of the resource, financial operators, tool, and beneficiaries of financial flows. The study focuses on describing this ecosystem and comparing it to other international markets. 

  • The role of foundations and endowment funds in social impact investing in France. Investing in the service of the general interest? Approaches and experiments by Gaspard Verdier (Simandef)

Abstract: The French distributive foundations implement their mission of philanthropy by granting grants to works of general interest. While this is not likely to change in the short / medium term, there are prospects for social impact investing in their financial investment business. 

  • « Social Bonds Market : to a new asset class? by Mathilde Pelizzari (Impact Invest Lab)

Abstract: In line with the Green Bonds, social bonds aim to finance or refinance projects whose social objective is identified. Like conventional bonds, they can be issued by governments, local authorities, public or private institutions and traded on the bond market. They have financial characteristics comparable to traditional bonds and provide a social return, making it an attractive financing tool. The market has been nascent since 2017 and tends to grow, provided to engage more financial players. The public authorities can play a structuring role.

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