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Common Approach to Impact Measurement is an independent non-profit organization developing standards for impact measurement. We partner with various organizations, including the Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program, the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci) at Carleton University, The Northpine Foundation, the Centre for Social Innovation Institute, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, on projects and research related to making impact measurement more valuable.

Common Approach is a community-driven initiative that’s growing across Canada, and beyond, every day.

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Staff

Kate Ruff

Kate Ruff

Executive Director and Head of Research

Kate is the convening force behind the group of values-driven staff, directors and partners that have come together to help articulate a flexible impact measurement standard. She anchors The Common Approach, ensuring our work remains values-driven and situated in dialogue with other standard setting and measurement initiatives.

Valerie Adriaanse

Valerie Adriaanse

Head of Communications, Community and Culture

Valerie applies her passion for story-telling and experience in environmental sustainability to clearly articulate the Common Approach’s mission and vision, and connect with our growing community.

Garth Yule

Garth Yule

Head of Operations

Garth ensures that our team has the tools and systems in place to do our best work. He helps facilitate our shared strategy to achieve the Common Approach’s vision for impact measurement standards.

Sharad Barkataki

Sharad Barkataki

Head of Data Standards

Sharad leads the technical work around the Common Impact Data Standard and ensures that software companies and social purpose organizations are aligned with the standard.

 

Mikayla Loyer

Mikayla Loyer

Manager, Business Integration

Mikayla works with social purpose organizations to advise, select, and implement the best software solutions aligned to the Common Impact Data Standard.

Laurentia Perrin

Laurentia Perrin

Lead, Impact Measurement for Portfolio Managers

Laurentia supports key impact-focused asset managers and their investees in determining and implementing impact measurement practices to align with the Common Approach standards.

Rachel Gordon

Rachel Gordon

Communications Coordinator

Rachel applies her background in creative communications and SPO work to craft accessible messaging and support creating and delivering high-quality content to the Common Approach community.

Sam Batliner

Sam Batliner

Program Coordinator

Sam is instrumental in developing and maintaining efficient systems and processes for the entire Common Approach team.

Alana Alvarez

Alana Alvarez

Summer 2024 Social Impact Analyst

Alana supports the integration of the Common Impact Data Standard within the Social Finance Fund and the implementation of the Common Framework among Pathfinder Pilot participants.

Keziah Oduro

Keziah Oduro

Summer 2024 Social Impact Analyst

Keziah develops communication strategies for early adopters of Common Foundations and analyzes data for case studies that highlight successful investor implementation of Common Approach.

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Contractors & Other Contributors

While not working at Common Approach, these people work closely with us and contribute significantly to the quality of our work.

Karim Harji

Karim Harji

Senior Advisor

Daniela Rosu

Daniela Rosu

Senior Advisor, Ontologies

Luke Ren

Luke Ren

Software Developer

Marissa Hill

Marissa Hill

Researcher, Indigenous Methodologies

John Akwetey

John Akwetey

Research Assistant, Carleton University Research Project: Flexible Approach to Impact Measurement (SSHRC PDG)

Lisa Ricci

Lisa Ricci

Research Assistant, Carleton University Research Project: Flexible Approach to Impact Measurement (SSHRC PDG)

Farnaz Zare

Farnaz Zare

Research Assistant, Carleton University Research Project: Flexible Approach to Impact Measurement (SSHRC PDG)

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