“The Ecotone Way”
Social & Environmental Return on Investment
As “triple bottom line” principles continue to permeate the for-profit and nonprofit markets, valuation of impact has become increasingly important in an organization’s ability to accurately communicate their value to society. Ecotone employs a proprietary process, layering evidence-based methodologies and best practices with digestible data visualization, giving organizations the opportunity to prove their impact to the world.
Our impact accounting offers a dual benefit. First, it allows organizations to accurately and effectively communicate the value they create to secure more funding and support. Second, it acts as an operational benchmark for organizations to then measure themselves against to increase efficiency and impact.
Impact Investing Prospectus
Negative screening and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) screening only go so far in valuing the impact an investor can have on the greater community. Ecotone is developing tools for wealth managers to utilize with influential investors who are interested in screening for social responsibility and beyond. This next level of accounting for conscientious investors is leading the way for an evolved executive conversation, focusing on greater outcomes beyond the financial bottom line.
Precision Population Health Strategies
Identifying the leading health disparities and health inequities of a community or region could have the potential of saving the state, the individual, and health institutions millions of dollars in avoided expenses. Using community health indices, mixed with a geographically specific radar identifying the most impactful entities employing interventions with the highest level of confidence, we can provide governments, investors, and communities with clear snapshots and roadmaps for directed investments in organizations creating the greatest change.
Whether you’re working on a capital campaign, annual gala, or trying to find conscientious impact investors to chose your organization as the one to give money to, communication is key. The tools and insight gained through working with us will help your organization develop the compelling narrative that funders, investors, and stakeholders look for when deciding where to put their dollars.
Our Impact Value Summary, developed with our data visualization partner Background Stories, communicates the impact value of an organization or project, as well as the stakeholders to whom the benefits accrue. Here is an example from our work with Better Futures Minnesota: