Oct 21st, 2016
In this workshop, participants will learn about the state of impact measurement within the impact investing community. Looking from both an enterprise perspective as well as an investor perspective, participants will look at different impact measurement frameworks to understand their differences and how these apply to different stages of social enterprise.
Participants will leave with a clearer understanding of how to focus their efforts on selecting appropriate measures, and how to apply these at different stages as enterprises grow and scale. Investors will leave with more insight into global practices, and entrepreneurs will leave with a stronger sense of to measure impact to manage impact.
About the speaker:
Lars is a Manager of Client Services with Purpose Capital in Toronto, where he leads engagements with asset owners and institutions looking to mobilize their resources for greater impact. Lars joined Purpose Capital as the former VP of Finance for Good, one of Canada’s leading voices on Social Impact Bonds and Outcomes Financing. Lars is often engaged as an advisor on social finance topics across sectors, and has worked with organizations such as the Province of Ontario, the House of Commons, and the Institute for Public Administration of Canada as an expert on Pay-for-Success. His writing has appeared in the Stanford Social Innovation Review among other publications.
In addition to past experiences focussed on international climate policy, Lars co-founded the Halifax Tool Library. He currently sits on the National Policy Council for the Canadian Community Economic Development Network and the Steering Committee for CatalystsX.
Lars holds a Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation from the University of Waterloo and a BA from Dalhousie University, where he was awarded the University Medal in Environment, Sustainability, and Society.