Social finance bridges philanthropy and commercial investing as it involves trying to attract new types of capital to the social sector and making it more effective by focusing on results.
Development Impact Bonds allow investors to diversify their portfolios and profit from returns uncorrelated to the market.
To avoid conflict of interest, an independent evaluator measures and determines whether social impact targets have been achieved.
Maya Ziswiler is responsible for leveraging social finance solutions to mobilize private capital in new and more efficient ways. She spearheaded the foundation's work on the first Development Impact Bond in Education and has been supporting the potential of public private partnerships. Prior to this role, she was the Foundation's Program Director for Education and Early Childhood Development.
She joined the Foundation from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria where she was responsible for managing partnerships with the private sector. Previously, Maya worked for UNICEF in Peru and Procter and Gamble's development and export markets. Maya holds degrees from McGill University and the University of Geneva.