Thursday, June 13, 2013

Goldman closes 2nd Social Impact Bond with Much Lower Credit Enhancement

As details of the transaction emerge, it appears that J.B Pritzker has taken a first-loss subordinated position of 34% which is much lower than the 75% credit enhancement which Bloomberg Philanthropies provided in the NYC Rikers Island transaction.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How Can We Align Who We Are with What We Do?

David Brooks describes a phenomenon I see in my students and colleagues as we all try to reconcile the sometimes conflicting desire to make a living and make the world a better place.  Can we consume our way to a sustainable and just world?  Can we do well and good? This complexity only seems to increase as the world gets smaller.