The Evolution of Social Impact at ConsenSys

ConsenSys’s experiments balancing the bottom line with sustainable, social impact

Impact at ConsenSys

Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University

Lesson 1: Establishing a firm oriented understanding of how “social impact” is defined is crucial for developing widespread support for impact initiatives.

Figure 1: 2018 ConsenSys Social Impact Survey — Team Response Distribution

Evolution of Social Impact @ ConsenSys

Figure 2: The History of Social Impact at ConsenSys

Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC)

Lesson 2: Always build a niche community around the problem you’re trying to solve.

ConsenSys Social Impact (CSI)

Lesson 3: Establish a social impact focus and stick to it.

Lesson 4: Communicate social impact metrics in commercial terms. “Strategic value” is best quantified as cost-savings, economic empowerment, and market potential.

BSIC Foundation

Moving Forward

CEO of Emerging Impact, Former Head of ConsenSys Social Impact, @Goldman Alum, @Cisco Alum, @TFA Alum, Activist, Intense Autodidact