We recently learned that patient-capital investor Acumen asks the enterprises it invests in, “What data can we help you collect?” Now comes a deeper look at the impact management practices of impact investor-backed enterprises. The researchers, from German consulting firm Roots of Impact (the report was commissioned by the Donor Committee on Enterprise Development), interviewed
Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Open Mic Operation Impact pt. 2: Measuring impact at lower cost for higher value. Here’s an impact-investing myth that needs busting: The proliferation of social-impact metrics and frameworks is giving front-line employees, managers and investors the kind of data they need to improve their operations — and deliver genuine impact. Sadly not, says Tom Adams,
- In the second post in the series, Acumen explained “how” to measure impact itself, at lower cost and with higher value. “With a steely-eyed focus on getting end-consumer data at scale,” Tom Adams writes
- In the Operation Impact series opener, the Case Foundation’s Rehana Nathoo highlighted the new culture of transparency that the foundation is promoting with its Impact Investing Network Map, a visualization of impact investing transactions to date.
New Power New content and visualization startups are trying to make data more accessible and prominent in storytelling LiveStories at the 2017 WPHA Conference Call it a “fake news” counter-movement. A raft of content and visualization startups are trying to make data more accessible and prominent in storytelling. Seattle-based LiveStories, launched in 2013, has raised
Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: #ShareYourData Putting impact investments on the map. Jean Case issued a “clarion call” to impact investors and entrepreneurs to #ShareYourData about financing, returns and impact. “It is your early activity and data — made transparent — that will propel the drive to the mainstream,” she writes in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The CEO of
Economic growth is an outcome of social progress and not the other way around. That simple and powerful premise is at the core of the Social Progress Index, a five-year-old effort to monitor how countries around the world measure up in meeting basic human needs, ensuring the foundations of well-being and promoting personal freedom, tolerance