Business. It’s all just a game of box ticking. And, when it comes to social enterprise, it seems like no matter how many boxes you tick, there are always empties waiting in line.
Now, I wouldn’t be an ambassador for social enterprise if I didn’t play devil’s advocate from time to time. So, let me ask you a question. Are the SDGs the future of impact measurement?
I talk a lot about impact led strategies – where the focus is on delivering as much impact as possible and identifying how you can prevent a problem occurring rather than just intervening afterwards.
Julie Haywood is director of community investment for WHG, a “profit for purpose” housing association in Walsall. Her role is focused on people: happier people have better lives, she says.