We need ‘warrior accountants’ who must do more than help “standardise ESG”, warns Jeremy Nicholls. The risks of depending on declining environmental resources or below-standard working conditions must also be “managed and reported".
From game-changing SDG standards to better integration with environmental value, the CEO of Social Value UK and Social Value International summarises some of the year's most important milestones in social impact management.
With a third of the world’s adults still unbanked, the work of credit unions remains as relevant as ever – and their true impact on communities and the public purse may be significant, as two recent social value analyses demonstrate.
New Zealand’s Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency aims to improve the lives of Maori by embedding indigenous and cultural principles into modern-day social value approaches, while keeping whanau (the family unit) and wellbeing at the centre.
Measuring and managing social impact is a fundamental characteristic of any investor for impact. But what does that mean in practice? Daniel Brewer, head of UK social investment firm Resonance, takes us behind the scenes.