thinkstep workshop on "Hard measures for the soft side of sustainability"

Date: April 17, 2018 - April 17, 2018
How to assess the input, output and impacts of social or community investment activities?

Join our workshop on Tuesday 17 April 2018, 3.30 pm to 6 pm (followed by networking drinks and nibbles) at PwC Building, CBD Auckland, New Zealand.

Community engagement is increasingly recognised as a material issue for businesses globally. Despite this, many organisations grapple with setting meaningful and measurable KPIs. For most businesses, quantifying economic success is straightforward and assessing environmental impacts slightly more challenging. When it comes to measuring social impact however, most fall back to simply counting $ spent or hours volunteered. But how do these measurable inputs translate into short and long term social impact?

Jointly with the London Benchmarking Group (LBG), Akina Foundation and ANZ  thinkstep Australasia will provide an overview of different approaches, share industry examples and work through the process “from inputs to impact” of social or community investment activities in an interactive workshop session.


Simon Robinson, Director of Corporate Citizenship and LBG Australia New Zealand:
From inputs to impact: The importance of moving from inputs to impacts to tell the full story, reap the full value and influence key stakeholders effectively. Brief introduction to the LBG framework.

Ashlee McCormick, Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility Advisor at ANZ:
Community Investment at ANZ and how the LBG framework helps to measure their impact.

Jackson Rowland, Manager at Akina Foundation:
From measurement to management: how a NZ impact investment fund is managing the impact of its portfolio.

Barbara Nebel, Managing Director thinkstep in Australasia:
Overview of reporting frameworks and how community investment fits in with GRI, IR and the SDGs.


>> Click here for the registration link and further information.