© 2011-2020 Innovative Finance Foundation.  All rights reserved.

EXPLORE

INNOVATIVE FINANCING MECHANISMS

MICRO-DONATIONS

ENGAGE CONSUMERS WITHOUT THE "PINCH"

In a micro-donation campaigns, tiny sums on everyday transactions like grocery shopping are collected via the vendor's payment system.  Similar to crowdfunding but on a different scale.

SOLIDARITY LEVIES

AIM TO SHARE THE BENEFITS OF 

GLOBALISATION 

This mechanism involves a surcharge on a major economic activity, enacted by a government and earmarked for a specific cause. For example, an air ticket levy has raised billions for UNITAID.

DEBT CONVERSIONS 

FREE UP INTEREST PAYMENTS FOR INVESTMENTS IN SOCIETY 

A creditor cancels specified debt on the condition that the budgeted and now freed-up interest payment is invested to achieve an agreed, verifiable social or developmental goal.

RISK INSURANCE

IS A WAY TO TRANSFER PUBLIC RISKS TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Risk insurance designed to pay out in the aftermath of a natural disaster can help with humanitarian assistance and the rebuilding effort.  Premiums payments and reliable payout are key. 

SOCIAL IMPACT BONDS

ARE INVESTMENT BETS ON AN AGREED SOCIAL OUTCOME

Social impact bonds are contracts between the (public) promoter and investors to achieve an agreed and then pass on the "savings" obtained by that outcome to investors as a financial return.

TECHNOLOGY

PARTNERSHIPS OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROGRESS

Often, the best ideas are innovations developed by start-ups. From food production to waste management, it is in our common interest to promote new solutions, help reduce the market risks and increase investment. 

SOCIAL MARKETING

IS THE FUTURE IN PRODUCT POSITIONING

Campaigns that link consumer products to a good cause are engaging and effective. An example is PRODUCT (Red) brining together major brands, having raised over $600 million for the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

  • Instagram