Breakfast Briefing: Social Impact Bonds in Israel's Arab Soc...
Breakfast Briefing: Social Impact Bonds in Israel's Arab Society | Feb 15
Please join us on Friday, February 15 at 8:45 am for an intimate breakfast briefing in NY with Yaron Neudorfer, CEO of Social Finance Israel (SFI). At SFI, Yaron has been leading development of Social Impact Bonds as an innovative financing method to address social issues in Israel.
Israel’s Arab citizens feature in several established social impact bonds, including a bond to reduce dropout from higher education and one to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Most recently, a bond was launched in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Education to improve math matriculation levels among Bedouin students in Rahat; an additional bond targeting young Arab women’s rates of employment is in early development.
Social impact bonds are part of growing interest in social impact investment opportunities, but only certain conditions lend themselves to the model. Yaron Neudorfer will discuss how the model works, why several issues in Arab society have been suitable for this kind of vehicle and why, for example, improving Bedouin math achievements in Rahat, Israel’s poorest city, is expected to yield national and local economic benefits.
Join us for an insightful discussion. The meeting will be moderated by Brenda Zlatin, Senior Program Officer at the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation.
Friday, February 15
8:45 – 10:30 am
New York City
Light breakfast will be served
Location details provided upon RSVP.
Please RSVP to Michelle.Herrera@jdc.org
About the Speaker
Yaron Neudorfer is the co-founder and CEO of Social Finance Israel, Israel's first social-financial intermediary, developing social impact bonds and the impact investing ecosystem.
He previously served for seven years as CFO of The Jewish Agency, the largest not-for-profit organization in the country, overseeing a budget of more than $400 million and responsible for all fiscal, financial and budgetary considerations of the organization and its subsidiary companies. Prior to joining the Jewish Agency, Yaron served for 12 years in various positions in the Israeli Ministry of Finance, overseeing projects within social areas such as healthcare and education.
In his final position at the Ministry of Finance, he was stationed in New York City, representing the Israeli Government vis-à-vis investment banks and credit rating agencies and implementing the borrowing program of the State of Israel in the Western hemisphere, through various vehicles including retail bonds (Israel Bonds organization), sovereign credit and loan guarantees.
Yaron holds his BA in Accounting and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.