Aspen Institute Publications

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Hiring Exceptional Community College Presidents: Tools for Hiring Leaders who Advance Student Success and Access

September 29, 2014

The College Excellence Program at the Aspen Institute aims to advance higher education practices, polices, and leadership that significantly improve student outcomes. Hiring Exceptional Community College Presidents: Tools for Hiring Leaders who...

Complexity and Community Change: Managing Adaptively to Improve Effectiveness

September 24, 2014

The challenges of transforming distressed communities are heightened by the complexity of the problems community change actors address and the complexity of the environments in which they work. Confronted by complexity, actors in the community change field need to respond adaptively to manage effectively. This new publication from the Roundtable applies a complexity lens to place-based community...

Responding to Trends in the U.S. Electricity Sector

2014 Energy Policy Forum Report
Sue Tierney, Chair and Dave Grossman, Rapporteur
September 22, 2014

The 2014 Forum, “Responding to Trends in the U.S. Electricity Sector,” was chaired by Sue Tierney, Managing Principal of The Analysis Group and former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy. Topics discussed included EPA’s recently proposed rule on CO2 emissions from existing power plants, surging production of cheap natural gas, and virtually flat demand and revenue, due in part to distributed energy...

The Affordable Care Act: Affording Two-Generation Approaches Health

September 18, 2014

This new report from the Aspen Institute and the National Academy for State Health Policy highlights the significant opportunity in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the accompanying Medicaid expansion to produce better health and economic stability for children and parents together. This is the first comprehensive look at the ACA through a two-generation lens, exploring both the possibilities and the...

Client Gains in Credit Scores and Financial Capability

LUZ I. GOMEZ and ILGAR ALISULTANOV, with assistance from JOYCE KLEIN
September 11, 2014

The second publication in this series highlighting the findings from the Asset Building through Credit Pilot details the outcomes of 385 secured cardholders in terms of credit scores and financial behaviors. The paper and companion infographic offer practical lessons for practitioners, funders and others seeking to move the needle on financial capability.

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The Impact of Entrepreneurship Database Program 2014 Mid-Year Data Summary

Peter W. Roberts andn Sean Peters (Social Enterprise @ Goizueta) in collaboration with Saurabh Lall (ANDE)
September 8, 2014

This report summarizes the data collected from entrepreneurs who applied to several participating accelerator programs in 2013 and the first half of 2014. After setting aside duplicate application surveys, surveys with too much missing information, and surveys from entrepreneurs who declined to share their information with the Impact of Entrepreneurship Database program, the observations in this 2014...

Metrics to Align Mission with Financial Performance: Tips from Practitioners

Mike McCreless, Root Capital
September 2, 2014

Social enterprises and impact investors, along with non-profits and foundations, have invested significant effort in designing metrics to monitor and evaluate impact. Yet these impact metrics do not create as much value as they could. Too often, impact metrics, and the people who manage them, are siloed in their own departments, databases, and discourses, one step removed from strategic and financial...

Mapping the Impact Investing Sector in Brazil

August 28, 2014

During the past 10 years of impact investing in Brazil, we have observed a signifi cant development in the impact investing space. Five years ago, only a few players identifi ed themselves as impact investors, very few organizations in the social sector were investor-ready, and there were almost no co-investment opportunities. A steep increase in the number of investors and amount of capital, greater...

Fragmentation and Concentration in the New Digital Environment

A Report of the 2013 Aspen Institute Roundtable on Institutional Innovation
Richard Adler
August 19, 2014

Fragmentation and Concentration in the New Digital Environment by Richard Adler explores the impact of digital technology infrastructures on the fragmentation and concentration of economic activity. This report maps the effects of the digital revolution on the business environment, the nature of work and the role of leadership in navigating the organization through the constantly changing landscape....

ANDE Brazil Impact Investing Conference

Rebeca Rocha
August 13, 2014

ANDE Brazil chapter releases, in partnership with LGT VP, Quintessa Partners and University of St. Gallen, the most recent mapping about the Impact Investment sector in the country. A study conducted with various national and international investors that captures some data about capital and investments on the field as some trends and challenges for the sector evolvement in the country. 

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