Social Impact Measurement

SIM TIG Week: Engaging Founders and Teams with Impact Management and Measurement (IMM) by Daniel Brandão

Hi. I’m Daniel Brandão, an evaluator who has recently joined Vox Capital – a Brazilian impact investing asset manager with a strong background on Venture Capital to early-stage startups – as Impact Director. My current challenge is to bring my evaluation expertise based on grant transactions to investments oriented to delivering positive impact alongside a …

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SIM TIG Week: Making Sense of Social Value in Foundation Impact Investments: The Importance of Accessible Impact Measurement Frameworks by Kirsten Andersen

Hi! I am Kirsten Andersen, an economic sociologist who has been studying the impact investing market for the past five years. My lens on impact investing comes from my interest in understanding when and how financial and social values are incorporated. Charitable foundations are particularly interesting impact investors, because– unlike institutional investors– they have always …

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SIM TIG Week: Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) Must be Intentional, Humble, and Right-Sized by Catherine Dun Rappaport

Hi! I’m Catherine Dun Rappaport, Senior Vice President, Learning and Impact Management at BlueHub Capital. BlueHub is a national, nonprofit Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) focused on investing in economically and racially marginalized communities. Prior to BlueHub, I worked in an analogous measurement and applied learning function at the United Way. I also was a …

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SIM TIG Week: Why Should Evaluators Care About Impact Washing in Private Sector Investments? by Ewa Sobczyska

Hi, my name is Ewa Sobczyska and I am an international development specialist. I have worked on sustainability, monitoring and evaluation for over 17 years. I recently started exploring the topic of impact investing, thinking about how we can cross the divide between the public and private sector investment. What role do we as evaluators …

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SIM TIG Week: Putting Stakeholder Voice at the Heart of Social Impact Measurement by Ben Fowler

Hi, I am Ben Fowler, a Co-Founder of MarketShare Associates, a global social impact consulting company. We focus on measuring the social impacts created by companies, investors, foundations and bilateral and multilateral funders. Social impact measurement (SIM) is a quickly evolving space. Significant effort to date in measuring SIM has been on quantifying and benchmarking …

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SIM TIG Week: Tips for Examining and Addressing Inequity by Heather Esper

Hi – I’m Heather Esper of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan. One of the most critical moments in my time with AEA came during a plenary at the 2017 annual conference focused on Dialogue on Race and Class in America. I find myself going back to my notes from this session …

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SIM TIG Week: What is it Like Measuring the Social Impact of… Ourselves? by Leah Goldstein Moses

Hi everyone! I’m Leah, founder & CEO of The Improve Group. Today I’m writing about the messy middle ground that I sometimes get to play in – the space where I’m both the evaluated and the evaluator. Let me start with a little context. The Improve Group is a mission-focused evaluation consultancy. In Minnesota, where …

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SIM TIG Week: The SDG Impact Standards by Belissa Rojas

Hello! I’m Belissa Rojas and I am the founder and CEO of Impacto Consulting, an advisory firm that provides enterprises, investors, governments and international organizations with knowledge, innovative solutions, and evaluation tools to foster sustainability and positive social and environmental impact. I am currently working with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Impact team (UN …

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SIM TIG Week: Corporate Monitoring & Evaluation: Setting Up a CoP to Tackle Challenges of an Emerging Practice by Sasha Zoueva

Hi! I am Sasha Zoueva, Senior Evaluation Manager, Johnson & Johnson. As part of our Global Community Impact team, I am responsible for evaluation of hundreds of grants, several impact investments and employee engagement projects, plus our product donations and disaster response initiatives. Evaluation is often intellectually exciting and challenging. In a corporate environment, we …

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SIM TIG Week: Evaluation and Gender Lens Investing by Courtney Bolinson and Lucy Wakiaga

Hello! We’re Courtney Bolinson (Wisconsin) and Lucy Wakiaga (Nairobi), and we’re excited to kick off the Social Impact Measurement (SIM) TIG blog week. This week you’ll see blogs on topics related to impact investing, social finance, the sustainable development goals, social enterprises and more. Today, we’ll talk about gender lens investing (GLI), share the highlights …

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