Research Center Events
Seventh Annual Satter Conference of Social Entrepreneurs
November 05, 2010
Exploring the Latest Strategies for Measuring Social Impact“While the social entrepreneurship field has matured, our ability to measure the impact of a venture’s efforts still remains a significant challenge for most organizations,” explains NYU Stern Professor Jill Kickul, organizer of NYU Stern’s Seventh Annual Satter Conference of Social Entrepreneurs.
Tackling this issue head-on, international and nation-wide practitioners from the public, nonprofit and for-profit sectors, along with leading academics from around the world, convened for the Satter Conference on November 5. Participants discussed some of the latest approaches for measuring an organization’s social impact – key information for influencing today’s social capital market investors and key stakeholders.
Hosted by Stern’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and sponsored by the Stewart Satter Program in Social Entrepreneurship, the event followed a two-day academic conference featuring recent research on sustainability initiatives, social entrepreneurship education and several other topics in the social enterprise space.
Additional conference highlights included:
- Kate Robinson’s documentary film on social impact assessment, Saving Philanthropy: The Voyage from Resources to Results
- Durreen Shahnaz, Asian Impact Exchange, a social stock exchange based in Singapore
- Case study with Benjamin Stone & Matthew Mitro of Indego Africa, a social enterprise that partners with women artisans in Rwanda on a fair trade basis to address poverty in Africa
- Jeremy Nicholls, SROI Network, and Sara Olsen, SVT Group, on bridging practice and research on social entrepreneurship
- Louise Guido, Foundation for Social Change