BNP Paribas European Social Impact Bonds Fund is an alternative 10 Million € Investment Fund dedicated to BNP Paribas SA and the European Investment Fund, equally invested and deeply involved in its process. Social Impact Bonds being intrinsically innovative, a fund with SIBs as underlying assets is a breakthrough in thinking at several levels :
1/ Impact is core: SIB is the only financial instrument that underlines the direct positive correlation between creating social improvement and creating economic and monetary value, by setting impact at its heart as the unique driver of the financial returns.
2/ Impact measurement is essential: it is crucial to demonstrate with scientific precision the social added value generated by the project, and the savings for the public authorities because this measurement is contractually linked to a financial return for investors.
3/ All stakeholders involved need to step out of their comfort zone: non-profit structures acquire technical financial knowledge, public authorities need to shift their mindsets from subsidies -based funding to outcome-based, financial investors need to switch to the triptych risk-profitability-impact analysis.