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Social Finance welcomes the Netherlands as the fifth member of its global network; meets in Delhi at the GSG conference to discuss global sustainable impact

  • The global network comprises Social Finance UK, US, Israel, India and Netherlands
  • Social Finance Netherlands launched in the Hague on 2 October. It will be led by Ruben Koekoek and Björn Vennema, and chaired by Prof dr Annemieke Roobeek
  • Social Finance India announces the appointment of Govind Sankaranarayanan, formerly of Tata, as its CEO. It will launch two funds to improve education and the sustainability of social enterprises in India
  • Social Finance UK pioneered Social Impact Bonds in 2010 to improve social outcomes for vulnerable groups. There are now 121 programmes in 27 countries, touching the lives of more than one million people