The past decades have seen tremendous wealth creation but also the proliferation of products and processes that harm the health and economic prosperity of many, and depletion of the environmental resources upon which wealth (and life) is based. What if we redesigned the economy to account for more of what people value?

This video is an introduction to Impact Accounting, the emerging discipline that makes social and environmental value visible so it can be managed and grown alongside financial value.

How do you measure social impact? What makes it so hard? The video includes a discussion of the difference between the general social contract versus a specific social impact that may be important to just a few or that may be controversial, and how impact accounting reconciles these two.

The other 5 Cornerstone Series modules detail the specific steps and practical tools that make up Impact Accounting.

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Cornerstone Videos: The Basics of Impact Accounting

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