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Double Bottom Line Project Report: Assessing Social Impact in Double Bottom Line Ventures: Methods Catalog

January 14, 2015

This best practice provides a framework for identifying relationships in order to evaluate initiatives' social impacts. It emphasizes the understanding by stakeholders of how exactly the enterprise will generate social impacts and highlights the causal relationships between actions, short term outcomes and long term outcomes.

Evaluation in Foundations

Double Bottom Line Project Report: Assessing Social Impact in Double Bottom Line Ventures

January 1, 2004

This tool expresses costs and social impacts of an investment in monetary terms. Quantification is achieved according to one or more of three measures: NPV (the aggregate value of all costs, revenues and social impacts discounted), benefit-cost ratio (the discounted value of revenues and positive impacts divided by discounted value of costs and negative impacts) and internal rate of return (the net value of revenues plus impacts expressed as an annual percentage return on the total costs of the investment).

Guidelines and Best Practices