Press Release

The San-in Godo Bank Invests in One of World’s Largest, Japan’s Largest SIB Fund, Administered by Dream Incubator

Dream Incubator Inc. (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & COO: Takayuki Miyake; “DI”) hereby announces that it signed a contract with The San-in Godo Bank, Ltd (headquartered in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture; President and Representative Director: Toru Yamasaki) to invest in the social impact bond fund it administers, the Next Rise Social Impact Fund Investment Limited Partnership (hereinafter the “fund”).

Social impact bonds (SIBs) are outcome-based financing schemes in which a government utilizes private-sector funds. They have drawn attention in recent years as a new impact finance scheme for addressing social issues. SIBs are well suited to business areas where steps can be taken to prevent issues that are likely to occur in the future, such as long-term care and preventative medicine, public facilities and infrastructure, and healthcare. DI expects SIBs to be used to help local governments reduce their spending over the longer term.

The fund aims to address social issues in a sustainable manner by providing stable financing for the activities of private-sector businesses tackling issues in the areas of long-term care and preventative medicine, public facilities and infrastructure, and recycling, among others, while reducing the business risks to companies associated with outcome-based financing. It is one of the largest SIB funds in the world and the largest fund in Japan. DI intends to make a greater social impact through the fund.

DI is moving forward with concrete discussions and initiatives with local governments and companies in relation to SIBs, including an SIB project aimed at reducing the number of seniors requiring nursing care in Toyota City. As Japan’s leading* SIB administrator, DI will help expand SIB financing in Japan. At the same time, DI will continue seeking to address social issues by drawing on its track record of bringing together the power to generate ideas and the power to gain partners in the development of new business, thus fulfilling its mission of “creating businesses and changing societies.”

* DI’s SIB fund is the largest in Japan. The SIB project aimed at reducing the number of seniors requiring nursing care in Toyota City is also the largest in Japan in terms of scale, at around 500 million yen (as of June 30, 2022, based on the pay-for-success business case study report by Japan’s Cabinet Office).

Fund Outline

Name Next Rise Social Impact Fund Investment Limited Partnership
Location 3-2-6 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Launch date July 1, 2021
Fund size 3.9 billion yen
Investors Dream Incubator Inc.
Development Bank of Japan Inc.
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited
The San-in Godo Bank, Ltd.
DI Social Impact Capital Inc. (wholly owned subsidiary of DI)
General partner Name DI Social Impact Capital Inc.
Location 3-2-6 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Representative Takayuki Miyake, Representative Director
Business Managing assets of an investment partnership
Capital 50 million yen
Fund duration 10 years

Structure of SIBs, positioning of the fund

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