It’s time to set the boundaries of impact investing and say 'arrivederci' to those who are failing to support genuinely new solutions to pressing social issues, argues Italy’s leading venture philanthropy pioneer.
For years organisations have been competing to create the best tool to measure social impact. The Impact Management Project turned the question on its head and calmly coaxed 2,000 of them into figuring it all out together.
Schools might get great academic results, but are they producing socially responsible young people? Pilar Balet gives an insight into a project being developed by Jesuit schools in Catalonia and the techniques used to measure its impact.
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?
It is hard to encourage newcomers into the field of impact investment when there is so little information about the gains (or losses) that can be made – both financial and social. The KL Felicitas Foundation is working to address this.