Are claims made in social impact measurement reports accurate? Someone should check, says Jeremy Nicholls. After all, investors receive independently audited financial reports. Why shouldn’t beneficiaries receive the same?
Billions of dollars are now invested to create social impact as well as financial return. But with powerful new players such as Goldman Sachs and the Ford Foundation striding into this maturing market, will the sector’s original values be lost?
The Philippines has a fast-growing economy, but poverty remains entrenched. New research reveals thousands of social enterprises are successfully tackling social problems, but more needs to be done for the sector to really fly.