[Photograph: Anders Lundkvist]

On the 24th of April, Oxford University together with RISE and West Midlands Academic Health Science Network arrange a day full of impact investment cases and discussions. During the day, people from Sweden, UK, Spain and Hungary participated.

The agenda for the meeting was:

10:00   Health Impact Bond and Outcomes Contracts, Sweden (RISE)
RISE will discuss setting up a diabetes prevention impact bond and the vision of establishing an impact investment market in Sweden
11:00   Making the business case using health data (Anant Jani, Oxford University)
Leveraging data about the outcomes that can help us build sustainable and resilient health. Defining and measuring risk and value is the heart of this presentation.
12:00   Loneliness Impact Bond (Rosie Winyard and Richard Keble, Worcestershire County Council)
Being lonely can be as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. Worcester County aims to fix this with an impact bond. More info: https://www.bigsocietycapital.com/latest/type/research/reconnections-social-impact-bond-reducing-loneliness-worcestershire
13:00   Lunch
14:00   Impact Investment Challenges (Jane Newman, Social Finance UK)
Social Finance has been the catalyst for numerous social investments in UK and a pioneer globally for impact investing. Jane will give a rare glimpse of Social Finance lessons learned.
15:00   Outcomes contracting (Mara Airoldi, Oxford University)
Oxford University is studying the effects and efficacy of impact investments. Mara is heading this work and will take a critical look on the subject.
16:00   Effectiveness of Impact Bonds (Clare Fitzgerald, Government Outcomes Lab)
17:00   Discussion
17.30   End