We’re joining forces with MIT’s SHIFT platform, where the Toolkit’s contents will soon be available.

In the meantime then please explore the selection of useful resources and links included below:

Tool Related Steps Further information

Impact Reporting and Investment Standards

Generic and sector-specific libraries of socio-economic “activity” and “output” indicators and metrics, with definitions.


Impact Valuation Round table

Founded in 2015, the Impact Valuation Roundtable (IVR) is an informal group of over a dozen international companies who wish to develop and operationalize the emerging field of Impact Valuation. This White Paper is the first product of the IVR provides first insights into Impact Valuation and covers the current status from a perspective of communication and integrated reporting. In order to embed this approach in a more systematic way and for it to provide useful information on business strategies and models, performance and prospects, Impact Valuation needs to become comprehensive, transparent and explicit.

The White Paper has been designed to build upon and complement the Natural and Social Capital Protocols and ISO processes.

Input-Output Modeling

A statistical modeling technique that uses company, industry and country level data to generate quantitative estimates of a company’s impact on a national economy.

KPMG, (2014), The essentials of materiality assessment.

This paper provides guidance on the materiality assessment process and advice on overcoming common challenges. The paper is written primarily for sustainability professionals, risk managers and those involved in corporate reporting.


Measuring Impact Framework

The WBCSD Measuring Impact Framework is designed to help companies understand their contribution to development and use this understanding to inform their operational and long-term investment decisions and have more informed conversations with stakeholders.

The Framework’s output is not designed to be rolled up for corporate reporting purposes. However, companies may choose to communicate results to external audiences and use the assessment to improve the quality of their reporting.


Measuring socio-economic impact: A guide for business

This guide is intended to help companies navigate a complex landscape of socio-economic impact measurement tools and identify those that best meet company needs.


Natural Capital Coalition, (2016), Natural Capital Protocol.

The Natural Capital Protocol is the sister publication of the Social Capital Protocol. This framework is designed to help generate trusted, credible, and actionable information for business managers to inform decisions. The Protocol is structured in the same four stages (Frame, Scope, Measures and Value, Apply and Integrate) as the Social Capital Protocol, and aims to support better decisions by including how we interact with nature, or more specifically natural capital.


NPC, (2013), Outcomes and Impacts Map: Employment and Training.

This document breaks down the outcomes and indicators which can be used by social investors, charities, funders and social enterprises to measure the success of an intervention in terms of employability.


OECD, (2013), OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being.

These guidelines provide advice on the collection and use of measures of subjective well-being. They are intended to provide support for national statistical offices and other producers of subjective well-being data in designing, collecting, and publishing measures of subjective well-being. In addition, the guidelines are designed to be of value to users of information on subjective well-being.


Office of National Statistics, Measuring National Wellbeing.

This article assesses performance of the UK in key areas of well-being compared to the member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The article uses data from sources including the Charity Commission, Eurobarometer, European Quality of Life Survey, Eurostat, Gallup World Poll, International Social Survey Program, OECD, Program for International Students Assessment and the World Health Organization.