Reports and Case Studies
RISE reports fall under
three themes: markets, metrics and management. In addition, we have
included selected links to organizations and articles related to double
bottom line ventures and social enterprise.
reports are in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat
Reader (free), click here to
download a copy.
RISE CAPITAL MARKET REPORT:
The Double Bottom Line Private Equity Landscape in 2002/2003
This report captures for the first time the landscape of early-stage
social venture investing in the US. Based on findings from
a RISE survey conducted from October 2002 through January 2003, the
report describes the state of equity investment in early stage social
ventures. See also the RISE
DBL Investor Directory.
Click here to download PDF of RISE
Capital Market Report
Click here to download Zipped PDF of
RISE Capital Market Report
Click here to download PDF of RISE Survey
DOUBLE BOTTOM LINE PROJECT REPORT: Assessing Social
Impact in Double Bottom Line Ventures
The Double Bottom Line Project, Co-Directed by
RISE’s Director, has released the first catalog of methods that
for-profit and nonprofit social ventures and enterprises can use to
assess the social impact of their activities. The Catalog analyzes
feasibility and credibility of 9 methods and provides examples of them
in use. Report is available here
in PDF Form.
SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: A Conversation Among
The Rockefeller and Goldman
Sachs Foundations hosted a conversation among grantmakers and investors
on the topic of Social Impact Assessment, co-organized by RISE Director
Catherine Clark, in March 2003. The report includes case studies from
New Profit, Inc., the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the Roberts
Enterprise Development Fund, and Coastal Enterprises, Inc. Report is available here in PDF Form.
RISE MANAGEMENT TOOL: Social Venture
The RISE Social Venture Rubric is a diagnostic tool that was
developed at Columbia
Business School to aid the in-class
evaluation of social ventures. It
was designed to stimulate for discussion and to help students,
entrepreneurs, investors or consultants identify points of relative
strength or weaknesses of a social venture, and key areas for financial
and social alignment. Click here to download PDF
of RISE Social Venture Rubric.
RISE FOR PROFIT ENTREPRENEUR REPORT:
Balancing Markets and Values
This report, produced in partnership with Investors’
Circle and the Social Venture Network, offers a
snapshot of social ventures in seven industry segments as well as
insights into the experiences, attitudes, and practices of the people
who create and manage them.
More info available
Click here to download a PDF of the
RISE Entrepreneur Report.