Social Impact Analysts Association (SIAA) has now conducted our first exploratory research project to help examine the values, behaviours and practices of social impact analysts, and to gather views and opinions on SIAA’s work. A lot of the information collected has already been used to help shape SIAA’s annual conference and for discussion at board level.

‘Where we are now’ is a summary report of the views expressed during interviews about the current situation for social impact analysts and practitioners. This summary aims to provide a useful insight in to key issues affecting practitioners internationally, such as defining social impact analysis, the evaluation vs social impact debate and developing professional standards.