Chief Executive Officer Social Value International
We all believe we are making a difference but are we really solving the problems we wanted to address? Are we making as much of a difference as we can?
There is no end of advice and guidance on impact measurement and there is increasing international agreement, across sectors, on how to measure impact. Despite this application remains variable and patchy and the data doesn’t seem to be driving resource allocation decisions. And yet if we don’t crack this challenge we probably won’t be solving the problems and we won’t be making as much of a difference as we can and need to.
Measuring our own performance is challenging but there is nothing more exciting than knowing your performance is really effective. This session will put some of the leading organisations on the spot and find out how they are answering these questions.
- To what extent should our investment portfolios seek to change the underlying systems that cause the problem we are addressing? If they should how can you do this?
- Responsiveness to users is often talked about but rarely measured and reporting on? Where can you start?
- To what extent is any data we collect on impact being influencing decisions. What needs to change to make this more common?