Master of Advanced Studies
in Humanitarian Logistics and Management


No Risk no Sustainability: Social Impact Bonds pay for success!

August 31, 2018

Doris Mauron

Public Seminar  |  31 August 2018  |  18:00 - 19:00  |  USI Executive Center


No Risk no Sustainability

Social Impact Bonds pay for success!

Doris Mauron Klopfenstein

Explore the concept of Social Investing and learn how to develop Social Impact Bonds for development programs.

This year, the United Nations has appealed for $22.5 billion to provide humanitarian aid to more than 105 million people; 13 million people more than in 2017. Yet, a funding gap of $12 billion has been registered. Are further stakeholders with open and innovative mindsets required to crack the challenge, or will a novel constellation of existing stakeholders suffice?

The prospect of smart capital in development aid pays for success. This talk looks at innovative conditional financing vs. unconditional financing.


Doris Mauron Klopfenstein has served as an expert for the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in the fields of Program Management, as well as in Public Administration, and for the UNHCR, UNICEF and the UN WFP in Africa and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. She has developed a unique skill set from 15 years’ experience and has specialized in the following areas: water sanitation and hygiene, child protection in refugee situations, international development and foreign affairs. 

At the center of her expertise lies a demonstrated ability to build extensive, effective networks and provide leadership in political diplomacy. Since 2017, she is engaged as a consultant at the World Trade Institute University of Bern/CH for the Program ‘Migration - Common Concern for humankind’. Her work focus on financial capacity development, to respond to economic challenges in migration through social impact funding.