Impact Exchange

How to achieve social and health impact – mutual learnings

Are you eager to fix your society’s problems through a new and innovative public sector mechanism? Join our study trips on impact based financing. We had a successful trip to Helsinki December 12th 2017, and two more study visits are planned for spring 2018.

Public sector organisations in Europe have begun to experiment with outcome based measures in service design and development, as a means to tackle complex problems such as local economic depression, child obesity and youth unemployment.

You are invited, to learn with us, on study trips through these communities, in the Nordic and European regions, who are at the forefront of public sector innovation, and to see first-hand how their projects have been implemented. The projects you will hear about focus on long-term sustainable, social and financial results where the public sector is responsible for the quality of the service, while private funders are responsible for up-front capital investment. Service providers and capital investment are paid out only if outcomes are met.

We will share experiences about challenges and opportunities, and hear from a diverse group of stakeholders. You will meet social investors, innovative municipality decision makers, social entrepreneurs and service providers.

DECEMBER 12th, 2017. 09.00-17.00.
Topic: Presentation of the Social Impact Bond on prevention of social exclusion of children and youth. Focus on roles of different actors in building and implementing the SIB project.
Venue: Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Itämerenkatu 11–13, 00181 Helsinki, Finland (“Juhla”, 2nd floor)

9.00 Introduction of participants and background organisations
9.15 SIB on prevention of social exclusion of children and youth, Mr. Mika Pyykkö, Project Director, Sitra
10.00   Commissioner’s perspective: Why use SIB model in tackling social exclusion of children and youth? xx, City of Hämeenlinna (tbc) & Mr. Petri Hilli, Senior Advisor, Sitra

11.00 Tender Manager’s perspective: What to take into account in tendering a SIB project? Ms. Raili Hilakari, CEO, KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy (tbc)
12.00   Lunch

13.00 Fund Manager’s Perspective: How to build a SIB fund and find Investors? Mr. Jani Kempas, CEO, FIM Private Equity Funds
14.00 Intervention Manager’s Perspective: What is needed when managing interventions and service providers? Mr. Jussi Nykänen, Partner, Epiqus Oy
15.00 Coffee

15.15 Subject Area Specialist’s Perspective: Where to find right interventions for every child? Ms. Ulla Lindqvist, Programme Manager, Central Union for Child Welfare
16.00 Discussion

17.00 End of the programme


Participation is free of charge, but the travel  and lodging are paid by the participant.
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The trips are arranged within the Project Healthmovement financed by EIT Health,