Breakfast briefing: Social Impact Bonds in Israel's Arab Soc...

Breakfast briefing: Social Impact Bonds in Israel's Arab Society

Feb 15, 2019 8:45am

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.

Event Details:

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