Measuring Social Impact & a Social Impact Fund Case Study

Measuring Social Impact & a Social Impact Fund Case Study

Stuart Sweeney

35 years: Risk management & social finance

In the second part of Stuart's introduction to social investment, he covers the different types of social investor and the approaches to measuring social impact.

In the second part of Stuart's introduction to social investment, he covers the different types of social investor and the approaches to measuring social impact.

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Measuring Social Impact & a Social Impact Fund Case Study

14 mins 56 secs

Overview

Social investors cover a variety of funding bases and focus areas. Many have sought initial seeding through BSC. The impact of social investment can be measured through some of the following methods; theory of change and social accounting. However, there are challenges facing social investment, some of which include scalability and lack of equity.

Key learning objectives:

  • What are the different types of social investors?

  • What different approaches are used in measuring the impact of social investment?

  • What are the challenges to social investment?

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Stuart Sweeney

Stuart Sweeney

Stuart spent 23 years working on the fixed income side of finance, in London and New York. He covered bonds, derivatives and leveraged finance. Stuart also worked as a university teacher and researcher publishing books and articles on economic and political history. He moved into social investment two years ago.

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