We held the 13th CCD Rounds webinar on 4 May, which was focused on practical experiences with developing social impact investments for obesity and diabetes prevention. The webinar was co-hosted by our global partner Dalberg, and shared experiences from two cities – The Hague (NL) and Aarhus (DK) - about how a social impact investment model can potentially fund interventions and reduce urban health inequalities.

CCD Rounds #13: Creating healthier communities through social impact investment

Rimke Vos, Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at Leiden University Medical Center, shared her insights and learnings from the early stages of developing a social impact bond in the Happy and Healthy The Hague coalition in The Netherlands. 

Hans Uldall-Poulsen, special advisor to Dalberg and The Diabetes Prevention Investment Lab, reflected on the initial results from the first diabetes impact bond in Aarhus, Denmark. This innovative financial model utilises a results-incentivised payment structure, where investors receive loan repayment along with a premium payment only if specific targets are met. The programme has been in operation since February 2022 and is showing promising results.

Thanks to Rimke and Hans for a really engaging session on the rationale and process for creating social impact investment bonds to prevent diabetes. You can access the recording of the webinar here