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Read our March 2014 Newsletter

by Social Value International Team · Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Check out our March newsletter for impact news and events.

Are the Big Players Finally Interested in Social Impact? A New Report from EVPA

by Clare Bentley · Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Ruth Whateley, SIAA Manager, reports from the launch of EVPA’s guide to how European banks are currently active in venture philanthropy, social investment and impact investment.

How Do We Classify Our Outcomes and Impact Indicators?

by Social Value International Team · Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Can we classify outcomes and impact indicators better?

A Clash of Mindsets: Finding a middle way between different impact methodologies. Part 2

by Social Value International Team · Thursday, March 6th, 2014

by Neil Reeder, Lead Researcher & Director, LSE Cities & Head and Heart Economics There is, amongst many attempting to grow social enterprises, a backlash as to the perceived ‘gold standard’ of RCTs. For randomized approaches are often seen as expensive and/or producing results that relate to particular contexts (for clients’ conditions, community networks, and alternative forms of support) and so are not transferable. Nancy Cartwright’s 2012 book Evidence-based policy: a practical guide to doing it better provides a formidable list of ways that naïve assumptions of transferability can go wrong. It’s worth reminding ourselves, however, that gains from good