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Elevating Health at the United Nations Global Compact

By Derek Yach– Jun 23 2016 This post was coauthored by Derek Yach & Gillian Christie, Vitality.    Ten years following the Earth Summit (1992) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) in Johannesburg, South Africa was an opportunity to… Read More »





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Opening Pandora’s Evaluation Box

By Allyson Hewitt– Jun 23 2016 Jason Saul presented to a full-house as part of the MaRS Global Leaders series in April 2016 on his latest venture – the Impact Genome Project (IGP). A public-private partnership to code and quantify the “genes” of what works… Read More »



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USA Today: How Coke, Disney use data to donate smarter

by Matt Krantz– Mar 11 2016 Handing over giant cardboard checks is often what companies think of as philanthropy. But some big companies like Walt Disney (DIS) and Coca-Cola (KO) think they can do better – using data.   Big companies are wondering if social… Read More »




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The Future of Fighting Hunger

by Chelsea Clinton– Nov 25 2015 For many of us in the United States, Thanksgiving is a special moment for communities and families to come together around the dinner table. However, particularly at this moment, in this season, we must not forget that too many… Read More »


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Arthritis Foundation 2015 Annual Meeting Keynote

The Arthritis Foundation’s Annual Meeting celebrates the organization’s accomplishments, saluting the dedicated volunteers and staff leaders who make it happen and share the organization’s vision for the future. As a special guest, Jason Saul delivers this year’s keynote on “Selling Your Impact”- below are keynote highlights focusing… Read More »


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Northwestern University Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications: Data Helps Companies Realize the Value of Delivering Social Benefits

by Lucinda Hohmann– Nov 10 2015   For consumer-facing businesses like restaurants, grocery stores and automotive manufacturers, fierce competition on price, quality and convenience leaves little space for differentiation. Yet, even in this parity market, companies like Chipotle, Whole Foods and Tesla have defied the odds and achieved spectacular growth. So,… Read More »






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Elevating Health at the United Nations Global Compact

By Derek Yach– Jun 23 2016 This post was coauthored by Derek Yach & Gillian Christie, Vitality.    Ten years following the Earth Summit (1992) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) in Johannesburg, South Africa was an opportunity to… Read More »




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Opening Pandora’s Evaluation Box

By Allyson Hewitt– Jun 23 2016 Jason Saul presented to a full-house as part of the MaRS Global Leaders series in April 2016 on his latest venture – the Impact Genome Project (IGP). A public-private partnership to code and quantify the “genes” of what works… Read More »


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USA Today: How Coke, Disney use data to donate smarter

by Matt Krantz– Mar 11 2016 Handing over giant cardboard checks is often what companies think of as philanthropy. But some big companies like Walt Disney (DIS) and Coca-Cola (KO) think they can do better – using data.   Big companies are wondering if social… Read More »



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The Future of Fighting Hunger

by Chelsea Clinton– Nov 25 2015 For many of us in the United States, Thanksgiving is a special moment for communities and families to come together around the dinner table. However, particularly at this moment, in this season, we must not forget that too many… Read More »


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Northwestern University Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications: Data Helps Companies Realize the Value of Delivering Social Benefits

by Lucinda Hohmann– Nov 10 2015   For consumer-facing businesses like restaurants, grocery stores and automotive manufacturers, fierce competition on price, quality and convenience leaves little space for differentiation. Yet, even in this parity market, companies like Chipotle, Whole Foods and Tesla have defied the odds and achieved spectacular growth. So,… Read More »



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Forbes: Using Big Data For Social Good

by Roshni Chengappa – Aug 27 2014 Every day, thousands of Americans apply for new credit cards, loans, and mortgages.  In the decision-making process, banks use one number to review a person’s financial history and assess their likelihood to pay off debt: a credit score.… Read More »





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SSIR: Introducing the Impact Genome Project

by Jason Saul and Matt Groch– Apr 09 2014 In a recent SSIR blog post, “Cracking the Code on Social Impact,” one of us (Jason Saul) introduced our Universal Outcomes Taxonomy, which serves as a foundation for benchmarking across the social sector. Even though this… Read More »


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Top 10 Sustainable Brands Talks of 2013

By Dimitar Vlahov– Feb 19 2014   The glory of abundance is not necessarily lost and visions of a flourishing future are not naïve. There are strong signals pointing to the possibility of a thriving global economy — with health, dignity and happiness for all… Read More »


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Cracking the Code on Social Impact

by Jason Saul – Feb 06 2014   Over the past few decades, practitioners, evaluators, and academics have struggled to organize, measure, and understand social change. We have made a number of important advances, including more rigorous control studies, digitization of 990 data, outcomes tracking… Read More »


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The Difference Between Spending Money and ‘Buying’ Outcomes

by Jason Saul– December 04 2013   The government is a ‘crappy’ venture capitalist,” said Larry Summers, then President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser, in a 2009 email. This may or may not be true, but most venture capitalists would be pretty bad, too, if they had no systematic way to… Read More »


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Fast Company: Superman and STEM

By Eileen Sweeney– Nov 30 2010 With the buzz surrounding Davis Guggenheim’s Waiting for Superman film and the recent launch of President Obama’s Change the Equation initiative, education once again comes to the forefront of the national agenda. Just one year after the administration unveiled… Read More »


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Arthritis Foundation 2015 Annual Meeting Keynote

The Arthritis Foundation’s Annual Meeting celebrates the organization’s accomplishments, saluting the dedicated volunteers and staff leaders who make it happen and share the organization’s vision for the future. As a special guest, Jason Saul delivers this year’s keynote on “Selling Your Impact”- below are keynote highlights focusing… Read More »





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The Food Security Genome Announcement- CGI 2015 Winter Meeting

The Food Security Genome is part of the Impact Genome Project®. It is led by Jason Saul, Founder and CEO of Mission Measurement and Nolan Gasser, Chief Genomic Officer at Mission Measurement and famed architect of Pandora’s Music Genome Project™. Joining Mission Measurement in this… Read More »


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Impact Genome Project® Keynote at Do Good Data 2014

How does the social sector crack its biggest challenge: measurement? Jason Saul presents a keynote at Do Good Data, the leading conference for social sector professional interested in data, introducing the Impact Genome Project™ and its revolutionary approach to codifying social programs and predicting social… Read More »


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Why people are rejecting McDonald’s: Study

By Katie Little– May 11 2015 Why do diners eat where they do and what does it mean for McDonald’s?   A new report from RBC Capital Markets seeks to answer just those questions as the country’s largest fast food chain struggles to turn around its… Read More »





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We Day: The Evolution of a Movement

By Marc and Craig Kielburger– Oct 29 2014 Seven years ago, before We Day became a global movement filling 14 stadiums in three countries, we stood together on a stage in front of an empty room, worried whether the first one would succeed. It was… Read More »