BY Jane Thurlow, Ethicore Associate
Business, NGOs and institutions alike, are working towards sustainable development. It takes a deep understanding of the issues and opportunities, a bold focus on social and environmental impact and new partnerships to transform lives and businesses. All this, while we lead our own organisations.
So, what does it mean to have a real impact? Whether a sustainable business, an influential NGO or an effective government, having a real impact is…
- Resonant – with partners as well as the organization.
- Evaluable – in a way that informs decisions.
- Accountable – to external and internal stakeholders.
- Leading – the organisation and others to deliver sustainable change.
Our design for impact responds to the real challenges of operating any organisation for social impact, whether for-profit or not. The series kicks off with advice on ‘extreme engagement’ and covers ‘planning for impact’, ‘modelling change’, ‘systems approaches’ and ‘M&E for impact’, sharing our experience and insights. So take an extreme journey with us over the next few weeks while we share our Design for Impact series.
Jane has over 20 years experience working in research, strategy, innovation and marketing in the commercial and charity sectors. She enjoys informing thinking and decision making, highlighting the strategic choices that an organisation needs to make.