Troy stremler


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Measuring the impact of investments remains a main challenge for sustainable finance professionals and, together with Climate Change, an overarching theme at TBLI. Sixteen related workshops offer debate on ESG and Impact Investing trends, private equity, portfolio strategy, food production, emerging markets, sustainable energy or philanthropy investing.

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Troy stremler

  1. 1. Newdea – Our Impact Lessons Zurich, Switzerland ©2012 Newdea, Inc. Confidential and Proprietary
  2. 2. Impact is a journey “Too often we are so preoccupied with the destination, we forget the journey” A Successful Journey includes: 1. A great “Theory of Change” 2. Back the right people 3. Understand the DIKW Continuum 4. Invest in the right tools 5. Create an innovation culture ©2012 Newdea, Inc. Confidential and Proprietary 2
  3. 3. Have an Outcome Based Mindset Theory of Change ©2012 Newdea, Inc. Confidential and Proprietary 3
  4. 4. 4 The Theory of Change The Theory of Change process involves defining and mapping all of the necessary and sufficient preconditions required to bring about a given long-term outcome. Can success and failure be properly evaluated? ©2012 Newdea, Inc. Confidential and Proprietary
  5. 5. Implement a DIKW Continuum Strategy 5 Strategy Accountability Innovation Collaboration Planning Transparency Learning High Performance DATA INFORMATION KNOWLEDGE WISDOM ©2012 Newdea, Inc. Confidential and Proprietary
  6. 6. 6 IT Spending strategy to achieve higher Impact and Efficiency Strategic (Investment) Business Intelligence Leverage information and knowledge to measure performance, aid decision making Social Sector: Current average spending: .25% of revenues Business Process Services Business Productivity Services Commoditized (Cost Centers) Automate key workflows and gather information about the business Deliver to employees the basic tools needed to communicate and collaborate Computing & Application Services A secure and scalable IT services infrastructure foundation for growth, performance and reliable computing Current average spending: .75% - 1% of revenues Leading humanitarian agencies spend between .5% to 2.4% of their budgets on IT compared 2.9% to 8.5% for the private sector. Lower investments yield a lower ROI on Impact and Efficiency! ©2012 Newdea, Inc. Confidential and Proprietary
  7. 7. Systematically Learning From Failure Leads to Success Failure is the highway to success. "If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.” Tom Watson Sr. Walt Disney He was fired by a newspaper editor because, "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas." After that, Disney started a number of businesses that didn't last too long and ended with bankruptcy and failure. Thomas Edison In his early years, teachers told Edison he was "too stupid to learn anything." Work was no better, as he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Even as an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. ©2012 Newdea, Inc. Confidential and Proprietary 7
  8. 8. Impact Reporting should be a bi-product of great program management, not marketing. Corporate Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) • Translate ESG reporting into sustainable business value Grant-Making Organization • Improve program funding with up-to-date performance metrics against clearly defined objectives Government • Provide your partners with the right M&E solutions to collaborate and track aggregated outcomes Impact Investment Fund • Attract Investors and create impact through a well-defined and executed theory of change Nonprofit Organization • Manage your programs to achieve full-scale outcomes and provide reports against your progress Consulting Firm • Power active collaboration among the private sector, NGO’s and Governments ©2012 Newdea, Inc. Confidential and Proprietary 8