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How can we become data-driven without data driving us crazy?

Posted by Menko Busch on 16 October 2015

Impact measurement often requires organisations to collect more data. But with more information, the risk of information overload and attention fragmentation increases. How can we cope? How can we become data-driven without data driving us crazy?

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Topics: Impact measurement, Social impact, Stakeholders, Impact investing

5 steps to stay flexible when you use standard impact metrics

Posted by Menko Busch on 11 September 2015

What sets you apart? How do you compare to others in your line of work? Why should we invest in you? Impact investors often ask these questions, but don't always have sufficient data with regard to impact to inform their decisions.

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Topics: Impact measurement, Accountability, Impact investing, software

8 steps to becoming an impact investor with Sinzer

Posted by Menko Busch on 6 August 2015

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More and more people are beginning to understand that impact investing will become a big part of the future of finance. Currently, over 1200 asset owners and investment managers responsible for 60 trillion dollar have become signatories of the UN Principles for Responsible Investments. That’s over 30% of total funds under management!

But have you ever wondered how an investor becomes an impact investor?

Watch this video for a short introduction about social impact investing:

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Topics: Impact measurement, Accountability, Impact investing, software

De moderne MKBA: decentraal, digitaal en democratisch?

Posted by Menko Busch on 10 July 2015

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Stelt u zich eens voor dat u de minister van Milieu en Infrastructuur bent: hoe beslist u over de aanleg van een snelweg? U moet rekening houden met de wensen van uw achterban en andere partijen in de coalitie. Gelukkig geven inschattingen van de kosten en de baten inzicht in de toegevoegde waarde van de verschillende opties.

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Topics: Impact measurement, MKBA

A brand new strategy for managing impact investments

Posted by Menko Busch on 18 June 2015

 

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According to a recent JP Morgan/GIIN survey among impact investors, 94% considers measuring social and environmental performance very important because it’s part of their mission. In fact, every impact investor included in this survey thinks impact measurement is important. Most impact investors currently focus on standardised output and outcome indicators to measure their performance, either from the IRIS database or from their own choosing.

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Topics: Impact measurement, Social impact, Impact investing

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