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The Australian Social Value Bank and the Social Value Principles

by David Thomas · Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Andrew Callaghan is ASVB impact specialist at the Australian Social Value Bank and has been measuring social impact for government, corporate and not-for-profit clients for almost 10 years. This piece has been adapted from this piece penned by Andrew Callaghan for Third Sector AU. There is a lack of impact measurement approaches which can consistently be applied across a diverse range of social outcomes and be easily adopted, by any organisation who wants or needs to demonstrate their impact. The Australian Social Value Bank was established as a social enterprise to provide a cost-effective solution for measuring social impact. The

Changing the debate on impact measurement and management

by David Thomas · Friday, May 10th, 2019

This is a guest blog post from Dr Jess Daggers, academic and practitioner specialising in impact measurement and the growth of the impact investing industry. I have been working in impact measurement for almost a decade now, and there are aspects of this field that I find endlessly fascinating: why, despite the challenges of implementing measurement systems, is it so widely accepted that measurement is both necessary and worthwhile? Why is it so difficult to find common ground on what measurement systems should look like? How is it that the basic principles of impact measurement seem simple and straightforward, but