Some things are a matter of personal taste, but the only way to figure out how damaging or beneficial companies are to people and planet is to put a price tag on impact. Some people have started doing it – and the findings are striking.
Impact management and measurement industry faces explosion in demand for services from companies, NGOs, governments and others keen to measure social and environmental impact in addition to financial performance.
INTERVIEW: As B Lab leads a "substantial revisit" of the criteria for companies seeking B Corp status, we ask the man who oversees these standards what will change – and if recent criticism of B Corp certifications is justified.
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.