Navjeet K. Bal
Managing Director and General Counsel, Social Finance
Navjeet works with Social Finance deal teams to develop and execute innovative financings intended to scale evidence-based social interventions. She is also leading the firm’s efforts to bring an outcomes focus to financings for environmental and infrastructure projects that result in measurable public improvements. Navjeet has over 25 years of experience as an infrastructure finance attorney and a public official. As bond counsel to governments and public authorities in New England, Navjeet structured innovative bond financings to address critical infrastructure needs, including the first issue of municipal, tax-exempt Green Bonds in the country. She served for many years as bond counsel to the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust, the Commonwealth’s SRF issuer responsible for funding clean water and drinking water projects across the state. She also represented Massachusetts in negotiating and documenting its ground-breaking Social Impact Bonds addressing juvenile justice and chronic homelessness.
Navjeet served as the Commissioner of Revenue in Governor Deval Patrick’s administration from 2008 through 2011, where she was responsible for a 2000-person agency with three lines of business: Tax Administration, Child Support Enforcement and the Division of Local Services.
Navjeet has held many leadership positions in legal, community and professional organizations, including the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Access to Justice Commission, the Boston Public Market and the Williams College Gaudino Fund. Navjeet graduated from Williams College and Northeastern University School of Law.