Company directors’ reliance on international accounting standards means sustainability issues are currently reported separately, if at all. But there are steps they can take to better meet their legal responsibilities, says our columnist.
SOCIAL BUSINESS SPRINT #2: Delivering positive social impact is what all social ventures are focused on – but it won't happen unless you are clear on what you aim to change, how to deliver it and how you are going to measure your success.
In the final instalment in this series, social enterprise pioneer Freer Spreckley sets out why accounting for all costs must be a core value – and proposes an update to the social accounting and audit system he first designed in the early 1980s.
How do you build climate resilience of Vietnam's rice farmers? How do you boost the life chances of toddlers in Kenya? It’s complicated – but a solid impact management system is a good start, as the experience of two social enterprises shows.
VIDEO & PODCAST: How does a social business deal with uncertainty? And after that, how do you know what impact you are making? In part 3, social entrepreneur Louisa Ziane and advisor Eddie Finch call for honesty, transparency and imagination.
How to get honest feedback, get your mentors on board, and make big changes a bit less scary: the director of award-winning social enterprise Breadwinners tells us what he's learned about impact management.