Last January, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, ICRC’s President Peter Maurer launched the Humanitarian Impact Bond (HIB). Since then we have been hard at work on this great new social contract. And today is another milestone moment in its development as it has a front row seat at the World Humanitarian Summit.

Watch the following short animation and learn how the ICRC and the Government of Belgium are working together to create the world’s first ever Humanitarian Impact Bond. Discover why and how investors can help people in places as diverse as Mali, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Find out about transferring the risk of building disability centres in countries affected by conflicts to the private sector. Encounter an innovation set to challenge the way aid is distributed today.

The Humanitarian Impact Bond from ICRC Corporate Partnerships on Vimeo.

If you are interested by this new financial product and wish to know more, please email us at: HIB@icrc.org