2504, 2018

Machines for Good – The human face of artificial intelligence

April 25th, 2018|Categories: AI & Machine Learning, Businesses, Care & Well-being, Charities, Data Analytics, Education & Employment, Energy & Environment, Foundations, Health, Justice & Rights, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social enterprises, Social Innovation, Strategy|

by Nicolas Ponset

There has been much commentary and debate about the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to have a detrimental impact on society from being a threat to our data privacy to destroying employment. Whether these concerns prove legitimate or not, AI and more specifically machine learning will be a force for good for the social sector. To help organisations better understand what AI could mean for them, we are launching a series of articles illustrated by recent social deployments, along with practical methodologies and tools. We hope that these articles will help you to begin your own AI journey […]

2711, 2017

Shifting from CSR to the UN SDGs: Where We’re Headed

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Businesses, Data Analytics, Social & Environmental Impact, Social Innovation|Tags: , , , |

by Tanner Taddeo

The changing tide of corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting

Every company, charity to fortune 500, creates ‘impact’ (vis-à-vis material effects) on society and environment. New models are needed to objectively define, benchmark, and report on these impacts.

CSR has been used in the vernacular since the 1960’s. Under its auspices we have seen a paradigm shift in the way businesses think and talk about their impact on society and the environment. It has nobly served its purpose, but we would argue its models are becoming increasingly outdated.

Historically, CSR has often sat on the periphery of companies’ decision-making horizons. While business […]

2111, 2017

Outcomes-based contracting for integrated care

November 21st, 2017|Categories: Care & Well-being, Charities, Health, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social Investment|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Jill Carman

Health and social care: the need for change

Health and social care in the UK is fragmented. An ageing population makes this an increasingly pressing problem – people are living longer, presenting with multiple long-term conditions that need coordinated management. We need our health and social care services to adapt accordingly. Better coordinating these sectors will lead to better patient outcomes, and will help address the pressures on our hospitals and social care services.

But national efforts to better integrate health and social care across the country have been slow. As the National Audit Office reports, there are significant challenges […]

903, 2017

Transparency and Storytelling in Impact Reporting

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Charities, Social & Environmental Impact|Tags: , , , , |

At the Art of Impact event held by Blackbaud on the 1st March 2017, Matt Stevenson-Dodd, the CEO of Street League since 2010, shared his insights and perspectives on transparency and storytelling in impact reporting by non-profit sector organisations. His presentation can be found in the video below.

To have a conversation with us about impact in the social sector, we welcome you to get in touch with our Head of Impact, David Hounsell, at David.Hounsell@alerongroup.com