Social Impact Measurement TIG Week: Collecting Better Gender Data from Businesses in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMICs): How Evaluators Can Help Close the Evidence Gap of Financial Returns by Heather Esper and Yaquta Fatehi

Hi, we are Heather Esper and Yaquta Fatehi from the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI) and Ben Fowler from MarketShare Associates (MSA). Gender-lens investing deploys capital in women-owned, -led, and -forward companies and gender integration into business functions and has many documented benefits: However, these benefits come with a price tag, whether through technical …

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Social Impact Measurement TIG Week: Lessons from Building a Body of Knowledge for Impact Measurement and Management by Allison Ricket

Hi, I’m Allison Ricket from Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service and I am here to tell you about the work I am doing to on behalf of Social Value US to develop a Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the field of Impact Measurement and Management (IMM). I have begun a collaborative, cross-disciplinary …

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Social Impact Measurement TIG Week: IMM at the Mission Investors Exchange National Conference: Power, Systems, and Building Bridges by Laura Budzyna

Hi everyone! I’m Laura Budzyna, and I’m an impact measurement and management (IMM) consultant and communications lead at AEA’s Social Impact Measurement TIG. Today, I’m writing in the afterglow of the Mission Investors Exchange 2022 National Conference, a biennial gathering of impact investors in philanthropy, to share a dispatch with the evaluation community. IMM had …

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Social Impact Measurement TIG Week: Cheese Cake: Why Must We Lead IMM Practices by Daniel Brandão

Hi, I am Daniel Brandão, impact director at Vox Capital, the first Brazilian impact asset manager. We hold U$150 million in assets under management and our goal is to offer financial returns to our clients alongside positive impact for people and the planet. In the IMM sessions during the NOLA´s AEA conference, a question was …

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Social Impact Measurement TIG Week: How to Defend Against Impact Washing with Zones of Greater Scrutiny (ZOGS) by John Gargani

My name is John Gargani. I’m a former AEA President, and I have a deep interest in how impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and other new actors measure their impact. At Evaluation 2022, I introduced the idea of Zones of Greater Scrutiny, or ZOGS, to help evaluators defend against impact washing. In this post, I describe …

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Social Impact Measurement TIG Week: What Was Learned From a Teaching Case on the Role of Evaluation in Corporate Supply Chains and Gender Equity by Courtney Bolinson

Hi! I’m Courtney Bolinson, evaluation consultant and founder of Head and Heart Evaluation. During the AEA conference in New Orleans this past November, I helped evaluators gain an understanding of the corporate context and where it overlaps with evaluation via a teaching case. The teaching case described a fictional consultancy where evaluator Eva Lee is …

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