Presentation at the CASC/ANSER conference, Ottawa, May 27, 2009
For many social enterprises, the important issues of accountability and performance often get funneled into a discussion around metrics and measurement. Yet the measurement of the “blended value” (financial, social and environmental) that is created by social enterprise is a relatively under-developed facet of the social finance marketspace. This session will present emerging approaches and methods to assess, manage and communicate the complexity of social and financial value creation. Drawing on Canadian and international examples, the potential contributions of these approaches to the broader debate around social impact measurement will also be examined.