Three centuries after Adam Smith coined the term “the invisible hand” to describe the self-regulating nature of markets, The Invisible Heart tracks the birth of a new financial market, one that promises to solve society’s most complex, intractable problems.
Filmed over three years — in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom — this feature documentary explores one of the fastest growing social innovations in modern history.
With the backing of renowned philanthropies like the Rockefeller Foundation and buy-in from the world's biggest investment bank, Goldman Sachs, SIBs are now operating in 24 countries.
An unorthodox marriage between capitalism and charity, Social Impact Bonds have made strange bedfellows: social workers and Wall Street bankers, the homeless and venture capitalists, conservative and liberal politicians.
From the halls of power to the struggling underclass, The Invisible Heart follows an unusual cast of characters as they attempt to tackle everything from crime to homelessness to academic failure.