The Invisible Heart (Social Impact Bonds – the Confluence of Wall Street and the Social Sector)



Date & time

21 June 2019



21 June 2019


About this event

Ever wonder what happens when Wall Street investment tools are brought into the realm of the social services? “The Invisible Heart” (2018) by Canadian director, Nadine Pequeneza, explores the effectiveness and unintended consequences of using social impact bonds (“SIBs”) to tackle some of society’s most complex social problems. Also known as Pay-For-Success financing, SIBs have been touted as a new way to improve lives while delivering financial returns. However, amidst all the hype, how do SIBs measure up?

“The Invisible Heart” will be screened for the first time in Singapore by Soristic on 21 June 2019. A post-film panel discussion will also be held to discuss some of the common criticisms of SIBs raised in the film. For those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of an SIB, Soristic will also be conducting a workshop in the morning titled “The Nuts & Bolts of SIBs”, that will provide participants with from case studies across Asia.

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9:30 am to 12:00 pm – “The Nuts & Bolts of SIBs” Workshop by Soristic
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Lunch break (lunch not provided)

Film Screening:
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm – Screening of “The Invisible Heart”
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm – Post-film panel discussion
4:15 pm to 4:45 pm – Tea break (food and drinks provided) and networking

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Note: Ticket fees include admin fees. Discounted rates are offered to students and charities. Please indicate your institution / organisation / company when registering.

This is a project supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund – Every Day, A Learning Day (

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