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Social impact bonds hit the retail market

Social impact bonds hit the retail market

An unusual opportunity has arisen for 'ethical' investors, or at least those with a degree of civic consciousness. UK retail investors now have the chance to make an investment through a social impact bond (SIB). These performance-based instruments are used to fund a range of remedial and social care services, and they have rapidly gained acceptance in other parts of the world where municipal budgets are under pressure, most notably the US and Australia.

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