Zurich: Measuring Impact: How to Overcome the Mystery of Collecting and Evaluating Data
Charitable organisations as well as impact investors are increasingly faced with the challenges of wanting and needing to show the outcome of their actions. In recent years various methodologies have been established to meet those needs. One overarching question often seems to hover over this debate: what is social impact, and how can it be measured?
Coming from a philanthropic approach or adapting entrepreneurial mechanisms to change things for the better still means that the outcome has to be monitored precisely. Charitable organisations focus mainly on the social impact preferably embedded within a whole community or regional context, whereas entrepreneurial activities often aim for a social and optimised financial return. Frequently investors and philanthropists are now looking to establish a balance between the two areas, creating a trade-off between social return on investment and a monetary one.
In this session, the panel and audience will look at best practice from different perspectives; consider how measurement and viable evaluation schemes can be implemented in daily project work; and introduce and showcase different reporting methodologies in use at the moment.
Panel: Heiko Specking, specking+partners gmbh; Andreas Kirchschläger, Geschäftsführer ELEA Foundation; Jessica Aschari-Lincoln, University of St. Gallen; Patrice Schneider, Media Development Fund; Claire Hutchings, Oxfam
There is a fee to attend this event, payable on the door