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Methodology

Impact Measurement and Management Principles, Frameworks, Standards, and Metrics

The amount of social activities has grown over the years, increasing transparency, accountability, and legitimacy needs. It incited a rapid increase in the development of different impact measurement methods.

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Pioneers Post

Six Social Enterprise Essentials: A Common Accounting Framework is Now Vital

Social enterprise pioneer Freer Spreckley explains why accounting for all costs is essential – and proposes an update of the social accounting and audit system he first designed in the 1980s.

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Book Review

An Introduction to Generation Impact: International Perspectives on Impact Accounting

Editor of Generation Impact highlights important themes of the book, elucidating the imperative of impact management and impact accounting for an equitable and sustainable future.

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Research Highlights

Critiquing the Commodification of Social Value

An analysis of the marketization and commodification of ‘Social Value’ within third-sector organizations, in the case of SIBs and SROI.

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Cover Story

UNDP SDG Impact Standards – Decision Making for Sustainability

Assurance Framework Lead of SDG Impact Standards explains the new flagship decision-making tool of UNDP toward sustainability and against Impact Washing.

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Research Highlights

Impact Measurement: A Review of Recent Literature

The complexity and progress in impact measurement focus mainly on four critical areas: choosing appropriate tools, the stakeholder’s involvement, the controversy over standardization, and the development of frameworks for large-scale evaluations.

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Case Study

Combining Impact Measurement and Management: A Case Study in Improving Elderly Care in the UK

The case study shows how combining impact measurement and management improved after-care support for elderly patients in a UK health organization. Patient outcomes improved significantly through data-driven insights, staff training, and real-time feedback.

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Case Study

Managing for Better Impact

Several years ago, Think Impact made a subtle yet significant shift in the language used around their services. This influenced how they worked with clients and their approach to supporting clients to manage for better impact.