This is not meant to be an exhaustive, A -- Z guide about how to structure a foundation's social investment strategy, nor is it a report of a meeting on social impact bonds. This is a snapshot of foundation practitioners' attitudes about, apprehensions towards, and appreciation for loans, guarantees, and equity investments, i.e. funding and investment modalities other than grants and mainstream market investments as they are used to advance the missions of European foundations. The
information contained herein is based on the class discussions, lessons, and group- and homework assignments of the 2013 European Learning Lab in Milan, kindly hosted by Fondazione Cariplo, and its related activities (a 2014 Tiepolo foundation staff placement in London and workshop in Brussels).
Its purpose is to be a companion or initial point of reference if you are considering how to make your money work harder.