Amanda Lee – Demonstrating Impact: Social Missions and For Profit Enterprises

Nelson Mandela is quoted as saying, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Michael Quinn Patton (founder and director of Utilization-Focused Evaluation) expanded on this to say, “Evaluation is a powerful weapon you can use to change the world – when evaluation is used and educates.”

We will consider the merits of different methods of measurement in the demonstration of not just economic results, but social and environmental impact and the importance of evaluation in this process.

We will understand the emergence of the Triple bottom line, Creating Shared Value and the impact of Politics and Ethics on analysts working in Impact measurement as well as introduce Theory of Change and the measurement of Inputs, Outputs, Outcomes and Impact.

 

Amanda Lee – Consultant at Lee Consulting Services Group Pty Ltd

After studying engineering in the Royal Australian Navy, Amanda has spent the past 15 years working in Financial Services and Accounting. Her experience in technical support, operations and relationship management and more recently as a business analyst and consultant for process efficiency and practice productivity initiatives has caused her to explore the nature of wicked problems facing society and commence an MBA in Social Impact.

Amanda is currently studying and working to better understand how corporate social responsibility can be imbedded in for-profit business models sustainably.