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Time: July 10, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Anglo American (Please bring photo ID)
Street: 20 Carlton House Terrace
City/Town: London SW1
Event Type: big, 2012, event, series, #featimpact
Organized By: Business Fights Poverty, with Business Action for Africa and the Business Innovation Facility
Latest Activity: Apr 26
Jon Samuel, Head of Social Performance, Anglo American
Caroline Ashley, Learning and Results Manager, Business Innovation Facility
Clara Barby, Head of Impact, Bridges Ventures
Chair: Simon Maxwell, Research Fellow, ODI
17.00 Registration opens
17.30-18.15 Introduction and panel presentations
There is a growing evidence base on the positive impact that businesses are having on development – not least by generating jobs, taxes and economic opportunities for communities, suppliers, distributors and consumers.
But there is widespread consensus that we need to know much more about how different businesses and business models deliver development impact at the local level. Understanding that impact is important for strengthening the business case for doing more in this important area, and provides greater clarity for businesses, governments and donors on how to invest and target resources most effectively, and how to develop a supportive policy environment.
Given the potential cost and complexity of tracking results or undertaking impact assessments, a key consideration is also to ensure the tools recognize the operational realities and needs of the business. We also need to become better at translating measurement of results in to continuous business operation and improved performance.
Coinciding with the launch of the latest version of Anglo American’s Socio Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT), this event will examine how businesses are integrating assessment of their development results into their planning, key performance indicators, decision making and reporting, in ways that enable greater alignment between business strategy and local development outcomes.
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