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.
Impact investors have a long way to go to get impact management right. They need to get better at it, or risk meeting the same fate as ESG investing – being branded as a scam – and fail in their mission to save people and planet.
Just 28% of BlueMark's US$160bn-strong sample commit to “critical” practice, with impact investors that target below-market rates scoring better overall on impact management practices than market-rate peers.
Head of Harvard Business School’s Impact-Weighted Accounts Project sets out his vision for true impact transparency as he emphasises that existing sustainability accounting approaches focus too much on risk.
Data-savvy entrepreneurs connect better with their customers and run healthier businesses. But social startups often lack technical knowhow. The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship wants to change that – but it faces a learning curve, too.