Training on Impact Performance Indicators – SIFTA

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Date: 8th of April, 2024

Time: 11:00 – 13:30 (CET)

Location: Online

This workshop is the second one in a series of trainings aimed at supporting ethical finance organizations in implementing IMM. It aims to enable ethical finance providers to implement initial steps in impact measurement and management. Specifically, participants will work on translating their organization’s mission into practical terms on how they want to achieve this mission. By making the intentionality of their activities explicit, participant will create an impact thesis for their organization laying the ground for impact measurement and management. The third workshop (May 8), will then illustrate how to translate the impact thesis into a measurement framework and how to use the impact data for management purposes.

Background information

Impact measurement and management (IMM) is paramount for ethical finance providers to ensure that they are indeed delivering on their claim to generate a positive social and/or environmental impact with their activities. The field of IMM has come a long way in the last ten years and risks and impacts are easy to identify but still difficult to articulate and to quantify and many ethical finance providers still struggle with the concept and, more specifically, with its implementation. 

Training contents

During the initial workshop held on September 26th and 27th, 2023 in Athens, participants received foundational knowledge regarding the significance and complexities IMM, particularly within ethical finance operations.

The session also provided information on recent advancements from both European and methodological standpoints. This training builds upon previous content, continuing from where the initial workshop concluded. The primary aim is to enable ethical finance providers to craft actionable impact theses from their mission statements. For this purpose, the workshop will start with a short recap on IMM and its current context.

Furthermore, it will illustrate the concept of impact from an ethical finance provider’s perspective. The core segment of the workshop will comprise a guided exercise where organizations will be assisted in translating their organizational missions into impact theses, essential for the development of an effective IMM system. Following the session, participants will receive access to presentation materials and templates to support their ongoing efforts. 


11:00 – 11:15 – Welcome and introduction to the workshop

11:15 – 11:45 – Recap and context of impact measurement and management

11:45 – 12:00 – Introduction of exercise “from mission to impact thesis”

12:00 – 12:45 – Break-out groups 
12:45 – 13:15 – Plenary session and sharing of results.
13:15 – 13:30 – Open questions, wrap-up and outlook.

Barbara Scheck works at the European Center for Social Finance, which delivers Technical Assistance services on behalf of FEBEA. She is the Professor for Entrepreneurship at Munich Business School and has been active in the field of social finance since 2007. Her work focuses on the financing of social enterprises, impact and mission-related investing and impact assessment.

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Christina Lenart is housing expert at neunerimmo / neunerhaus Department for Research & Policy. neunerhaus is a Vienna based organization that creates access to housing, healthcare, social participation, education and work, especially for people who are homeless, at risk of poverty or do not have health insurance. neunerimmo is a subsidiary of neunerhaus that acts as a bridge between the real estate and social sector. Christina taught at the TU Wien as part of the Research Unit of Housing and Design, alongside an extensive research work in the field. Before, she worked as an editor at ARCH+ magazine for architecture and urbanism, Berlin. She graduated in architecture from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and in advanced architectural studies from the University College London (UCL). 

Mikulas Kresanek is co-founder of Socialni Inovatori Impact Capital, pioneer social impact fund in Slovakia dedicated to creating a functional infrastructure for impact entrepreneurs and all future solvers of societal challenges. Mikulas brings in over 20 years of experience in private equity, investment and commercial banking (Slovak American Enterprise Fund, CA-IB, Credit Lyonnais) with a specialisation in structural financing. Within Socialni Inovatori, Mikulas focuses on supporting the social ventures in their fundraising & strategic business development. Among other engagements, he is co-founder of the Center for project innovations at the Slovak university for public health.

Kurt Hofstetter has been involved in various leadership functions with the City of Vienna for the last 30 years, in areas including urban development and city planning, zoning and development planning and landscape planning. He headed for instance the International Building Exhibition “IBA_Vienna – New Social Housing”, which final presentation was disclosed end of 2022. From 2003 to 2015 he was significantly involved in the urban development of the Urban Lakeside “Seestadt Aspern” in Vienna, which acted as role model for new approaches in many areas of neighborhood development. Kurt is a graduate of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna.

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