A New World of Metrics: Trends in Monitoring Social Return

By Cathy Clark and Jed Emerson

Chapter in “Investing for Impact: How Social Entrepreneurship is Redefining the Meaning of Return.”

How do impact investors know when they are truly creating impact? This practical guide explores cutting edge trends in impact assessment and oversight: the challenges in proving real impact, increased transparency and data aggregation, and new tools aiming to provide impact investors with enhanced clarity to manage portfolios that reflect their alignment of financial and social goals.

Credit Suisse Research Institute, 2012