Thinking About the Value of Purpose

Nov 15, 2019 5:20 PM ET

By: Stephanie Robertson

I'm often asked about what prompted my journey into social impact measurement. As the founder of SiMPACT Strategy Group and Chair of Social Value Canada (SVC), I've simply always been fascinated by the challenge of valuing social things. For those unsure of who we are, SVC is the Canadian affiliate of Social Value International - an international non-profit dedicated to changing how the world accounts for value. We believe this change is necessary to reduce inequality and environmental degradation.

I believe that if we can't articulate value, then important social and environmental investments and actions are at-risk of being invisible, discounted and/or ignored at their- and our peril.

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