Social Impact

Social Impact

   
      

Social Impact

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Measuring Impact

February 2016
Few large international nongovernmental organizations have an effective means of measuring long-term impact in the social sector. One organization has developed an effective approach, however.
December 2012
If donors and government agencies had data on the impact that nonprofits achieve, they could funnel money and resources to the most effective organizations.

Health & Hunger

August 2016
Providers and policymakers in emerging markets have powerful incentives to organize their health systems around maximizing health care value for their populations.

Innovation

September 2016
A cross-border partnership between Seattle and Vancouver can become the catalyst that fuels the cities’ innovation ecosystems, advancing economic prosperity throughout the Cascadia region.
July 2016
BCG research revealed distinct differences between organizations that innovate successfully and those that struggle to make progress. Seven guidelines provide a way forward.
February 2016
A revolution in philanthropy is brewing, driven by Silicon Valley’s young tech billionaires. Their approach—which emphasizes data, transparency, speed, and impact—could mark a new chapter in philanthropic giving.
March 2016
One of the most effective means of fighting poverty and boosting economic development is job creation. But many applicants lack the right training and experience.

Sustainable Economic Development 

July 2016
By developing innovative business models, companies can increase people's access to financial services. Doing that will also increase their well-being, according to BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment.
July 2016
Use BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment interactive to discover how countries perform on measures of their citizens’ well-being.
March 2016
Nobel Laureate A. Michael Spence shares with BCG partner Douglas Beal his views on the importance of good governance.
May 2015
BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment evaluates how effectively countries convert wealth into well-being relative to other countries—and raises important questions in the field of development.

Education

March 2015
All too often in many countries, students do not get the education they must have to prosper in the twenty-first century. Education technology can help close this skills gap.
March 2016
Education technology holds promise to help foster increasingly important social and emotional skills such as collaboration, communication, and problem solving.
November 2015
School districts must close the gap between the engaging, relevant, and hands-on training that teachers and administrators want and the reality of disengagement with collaborative training on the ground.
Social Business
November 2013
Applying business principles to social problems can significantly increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and financial sustainability of the solutions. Social businesses, which bridge the business and social sectors, offer lessons in delivering social impact alongside commercial benefits.
November 2013
With their focus on social impact and self-sustainability, social businesses can theoretically provide solutions to almost any social problem. BCG examines ten to understand their efficiency, effectiveness, and financial stability.