Toby Eccles:
Invest in social change

TEDGlobal 2013 · 10:03 · Filmed Jun 2013

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Here's a stat worth knowing: In the UK, 63% of men who finish short-term prison sentences are back inside within a year for another crime. Helping them stay outside involves job training, classes, therapy. And it would pay off handsomely — but the government can't find the funds. Toby Eccles shares an imaginative idea for how to change that: the Social Impact Bond. It's an unusual bond that helps fund initiatives with a social goal through private money — with the government paying back the investors (with interest) if the initiatives work.

Social investment visionary
Toby Eccles has created a radical financial instrument that helps private investors contribute to solving thorny public problems. Full bio

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