eBook Measuring and Improving Social Impacts, 1st Edition

  • Marc J. Epstein
  • Kristi Yuthas
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  • ISBN-10: 1609949781
  • ISBN-13: 9781609949785
  • DDC: 658.4
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Marc Epstein and Kristi Yuthas explore how nonprofits, NGOs, foundations, impact investors, or socially responsible companies can use metrics to measure the social impact of investments. They interviewed leaders at over sixty different organizations for this book. They outline a systematic approach to deciding what resources you should invest in, what problem you should address, and which activities and organizations you should support. Once you’ve made those decisions, you can use their tools, frameworks, and metrics to define exactly what success looks like, even for goals like reducing global warming or poverty that are extremely difficult to measure.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
What Will You Invest?.
1: The Social Impact Creation Cycle.
2: Understanding the Investor.
What Problem Will You Address?.
3: Understanding the Problem.
4: Understanding the Investment Options.
What Steps Will You Take?.
5: How Social Impacts Are Created?.
6: Linking Actions to Impacts.
How Will You Measure Success?.
7: Measurement Basics.
8: Measurement Approaches.
9: Measuring Your Impact.
How Can You Increase Impact?.
10: Social Impact Measurement Maturity.
11: Amplifying Your Impact.
12: Call to Action.
Social Impact Self-Assessment.
About the Authors.