Within the framework of its partnership with (IM)PROVE, the Rexel Foundation is publishing its social impact assessment guide

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28 September 2016

The Rexel Foundation has financed a social impact assessment guide developed by (IM)PROVE to accompany social entrepreneurs by providing them with a methodology to measure their impact.

One of the major challenges of social entrepreneurship in the non-profit sector is showing proof of impact. There are multiple reasons for the need to take interest in and quantify impact. For example, it could involve questioning strategy, following impact over the long term, legitimizing one’s actions before stakeholders, facilitating cooperation or adapting one’s offering.

However, knowing how to go about making the process efficient is not easy. This guide was thus developed to support project initiators by providing them with an 8-step assessment methodology using the example of SOLENI, one of the social entrepreneurs whose progress is being followed by the Foundation via its social entrepreneurship platform.

The guide includes a dictionary of indicators specific to the energy sector, which vary according to the organization’s social mission (energy access, energy efficiency training, raising awareness among households living in fuel poverty, etc.). The guide can be downloaded on the dedicated page, while the dictionary of indicators is available by request using an online form.

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