- What is social impact? Brief history of social impact assessment and the virtue ethics model
- Trends in the UK and US: Moving to outcomes-based social impact investing and measurement and the advantages and disadvantages of this trend
- General environment for social impact assessment in UK: policy environment; and practices in different sectors (government, corporate and non-profit).
- The main methods and tools for outcomes-based social impact measurement (cost-benefit analysis, SROI, CEA etc) plus discussion of their relative advantages and disadvantages.
- Benefits of measuring social impact for organizational decision-making and social investment.
Measuring social impact
- Understanding your impact: An introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods for understanding impact. This will be a non-technical introduction to the main concepts of impact analysis with guidelines on what types of impact assessment are acceptable and which to avoid.
- An introduction to monetary valuation methods for use in cost-benefit analysis and SROI (including the Wellbeing Valuation approach, the latest thinking in social impact measurement).
This will be a non-technical introduction covering the main concepts and rationale for monetary valuation.
- Embedding social impact in you organisations, decision-making and investment strategy. Includes techniques for data collection for impact analysis, assessing impact reports and interpreting and using the results from social impact tools like cost-benefit analysis and SROI.
- Key problems in social impact measurement. What it can and can’t do for your organization.
Daniel Fujiwara is the founding Director of SImetrica, a leading research consultancy in the field of social impact measurement and policy evaluation, and a member of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has over 10 years of experience working in government and in international organisations such as the Department for Work and Pensions (UK),the Cabinet Office (UK), the Ministry of Defence (UK) and the Ministry of Finance (Tanzania) and research positions at the United Nations (UNDP and UNOPS). Daniel’s research and work specializes in microeconomic theory, econometrics, non-market valuation, normative ethics and behavioural science as applied to policy evaluation. In 2012 Daniel was awarded the John Hoy Memorial Prize in Economics for his contribution to policy evaluation in the UK Government. Daniel holds a BSc and MSc in Economics, an MPhil in Social Policy and is completing a PhD in policy evaluation methodology at the LSE.