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Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors by [Epstein, Marc J., Yuthas, Kristi]
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"Epstein and Yuthas make sense out of the often confusing world of metrics and performance measurement, offering investors, social entrepreneurs, and donors new perspectives on how to approach the challenge of measurement--and how to convert that challenge into an opportunity! They review a variety of approaches to metrics and give readers the skills needed to go from metrics as measurement to metrics as a tool for creating deeper, more sustained value. A must-have for all leaders serious about maximizing the impact of their organization and capital."--Jed Emerson, Chief Impact Strategist, ImpactAssets "This book is a great resource for anyone working to tackle today's complex, global social challenges. Epstein and Yuthas help us ask the right questions, create meaningful measures, and adapt nimbly to test our biggest, boldest ideas and determine if they will deliver the right kind of impact."--Steven J. McCormick, President and Trustee, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation "Too often, donors and investors think of social impact measurement as separate from the 'real work' of doing good. Epstein and Yuthas have developed a clear and practical guide to impact measurement--not just how to do it but how to think about it and integrate it into every aspect of your work. Essential reading for anyone looking to move from good intentions to high impact."--Katherina M. Rosqueta, Founding Executive Director, Center for High Impact Philanthropy, University of Pennsylvania "By posing the right questions and providing useful frameworks, Epstein and Yuthas take us on an absorbing voyage of the challenges and solutions available in the field of social impact measurement. The book is a valuable resource for investors keen to generate social impact in a thoughtful, rigorous, and transparent manner." --Nalini Tarakeshwar, Executive Director, Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation, UK "Whether your annua

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Marc J. Epstein is Distinguished Research Professor of Management at Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Rice, Dr. Epstein was a professor at Stanford Business School, Harvard Business School, and INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration). In both academic research and managerial practice, Dr. Epstein is considered one of the global leaders in the areas of innovation, sustainability, governance, performance measurement and accountability in both corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Epstein has extensive academic and practical experience in the implementation of corporate strategies and the development of performance metrics for use in these implementations. He has extensive industry experience and has been a senior consultant to leading corporations and governments throughout the world for over 25 years. In many recent articles and books Epstein shows how the use of new strategic management systems can help companies focus strategy, link to performance metrics, and drive improved performance in organizations. He has focused and published extensively on sustainability and corporate social responsibility for most of his career and was in at the beginning of the development of the corporate social audit and the measurement of corporate social, environmental, and economic impacts. He is also currently working extensively in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and South America on innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges and measuring and managing the social impacts of corporations, NGOs, and foundations. Each year he takes all of his MBA students to Africa as part of his course "Commercializing Technology in Developing Countries." His publications include Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts (Berrett-Koehler/Greenleaf Publishing, 2008, 2014); Joining a Nonprofit Board: What You Need to Know (Jossey-Bass, 2011); Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions for Global Health and Poverty (Berrett-Koehler, 2013); and Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors (Berrett-Koehler/Greenleaf Publishing, 2014). His 20 authored or co-authored books and well over 200 professional papers have won numerous top academic, professional, and business awards. Kristi Yuthas is Associate Professor of Accounting, Swigert Endowed Information Systems Management Chair at the Portland State University School of Business Administration. She has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Information Systems, the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and the Journal of Business Ethics.

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  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (17 Mar. 2014)
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  • Language: English
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