Susan Manwaring interviewed on social impact bonds for Canadian Press

July 27, 2016 | Susan M. Manwaring | Toronto

Canadian Press, "Need for education on social finance: expert"

A lawyer who helped set up the first social impact bond in the country says the biggest barrier to expanding the community financing initiative in Canada is lack of knowledge, not regulatory hurdles. Susan Manwaring, who specializes in the emerging area of social finance, says the strategy could help expand the use of social impact bonds — private investors underwriting social programs such as job skills training, in hopes of realizing a return on their investment by way of a government payment.