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Social Impact Analysts Association
— Newsletter August 2012


Dear Alibeth,

Welcome to SIAA's August newsletter! We've had an exciting summer and are delighted to share SIAA's new resource centre, our annual conference on The Emerging Profession of impact analysis, and the launch of national impact networks.

SIAA also welcomes several new members. Have a look at the full list here

  SIAA Conference 'The Emerging Profession' - Registration open

Early bird tickets are now available for SIAA's annual conference, The Emerging Profession, on Thursday 22 November at 1 Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany.

We'll be asking the following questions:

  • Profession: What does it mean to be a social impact analyst?
  • Practice: Lessons learnt from social impact analysis in practice
  • Principles: Emerging consensus on principles and standards

Join us for practitioner-led workshops, panels and plenty of networking opportunities.

Find out more and register for tickets here. Follow #SIAA2012 for the latest news. 

  SIAA resource centre now up in beta!

SIAA's new resource centre is now live. Browse for case studies, methodologies, and pratical guidance. If there's something you think we should include, or if you have any feedback, get in touch.

  Launch of national impact networks

We're busy setting up national level impact groups, to go live from October 2012. We are delighted to be working with key partners in each country. Click here for additional details.

If you would like to get involved or to support a local impact network near you, we'd love to hear from you.

  Upcoming impact events
  • 12-13 NovemberEVPA's Impact Measurement Workshop will present a new manual on how to measure social impact, the first outcome of EVPA’s Impact Measurement Initiative, of which SIAA is an expert group member.
  New reports and resources
  • Test, Learn, Adapt: A UK Cabinet Office report arguing that Randomised Control Trials should be used much more extensively in public policy, and looking at how best to set them up.
  Get involved
  Member profile: Joyce Sou, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing in Toronto

Joyce Sou is the B Corporation and Social Impact Metrics Manager at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing in Toronto, Canada.

The centre is a national hub designed to increase the awareness and effectiveness of social finance to catalyse new capital, talent and initiatives dedicated to tackling social and environmental problems in Canada. It also acts as a Hub for B Corporations, a new type of corporation that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
Joyce's background is in accounting and she has gained experience with social impact assessment from her continuing work hosting workshops and research at MaRS.

Joyce is particularly interested in what an international professional designation could look like and any standards that could be developed for organisations to follow in relation to impact metrics.

  Did we miss something?

Let us know for next time! We're always happy to include recent work on social impact. 

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