“Measuring Impact”

Monday, June 6, 2011

Singapore Management University (SMU)
Seminar Room 1-2, Ground Floor
Lee Kong Chian School of Business
50 Stamford Road

How do you measure social impact? In a changing global environment where there is greater push to deepen social impact and increase competition for funding, there is a growing urgency for impact assessment tools. Social organizations and funders are all recognizing the need to utilize such tools to measure the difference their work makes and most importantly, communicate it effectively to attract the most compatible partner in delivering its mission.

Join us this June for a joint Impact Chat/Social Conversation event where we have two experts from the field share their work and experience in using two different impact measurement standards being adopted by organizations around the world. Jeremy Nicholls will share his work and research with the Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology and Durreen Shahnaz will speak about experienced from the field using the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS).

Come join this Impact Chat to hear more about how to benchmark progress.

About our Speakers:

Jeremy Nicholls, Chief Executive, SROI Network

Jeremy Nicholl’s work has increasingly focused on finding ways for organizations to better understand and then manage the social value they create. He has co-written a number of guides to SROI and also developed the SROI Primer with London Business School. He has developed an online version of SROI and worked with many SROI analysis for private, public and third sector organizations.

He is a fellow of nef (the new economics foundation) and he co-founded the Beta Model Ltd, a business that provides on line access to reports on trends and dynamics in business size and numbers in the UK. He is the chair of FairPensions and a board member of the FRC Group.

Durreen Shahnaz, Founder and Chairwomen, Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX); Founder and Managing Director, Impact Investment Exchange Shujog

Durreen is the Founder and Chairperson of Impact Investment Exchange and Founder and Managing Director of Impact Investment Shujog. Durreen is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. She has a track record as a successful banker, media executive and social entrepreneur.

In the past, she has founded, ran and sold the social purpose business oneNest in New York. She also headed up the Asia operations of Hearst Magazines International, Reader’s Digest Asia, and Asia City Publishing Group. Durreen began her professional career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley (New York), followed by stints at Grameen Bank (Bangladesh), World Bank (Washington, D.C.), and Merrill Lynch (Hong Kong).

Durreen holds a BA from Smith College; an MBA from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania; and an MA from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Recently Durreen was nominated as a TED 2010 Fellow and Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow.