Increasingly, stakeholders from all sector – social, public, and private – are increasingly trying to better understand the impact of their social initiatives. As a result, it becomes increasingly important for organisations working with mentoring programmes to measure the impact of these programmes in order to understand and demonstrate the value they offer. Clara Péron will share her experience of measuring the impact of mentoring programmes in Germany and around the world, and will provide an overview of how to develop and implement an impact measurement strategy. Participants will receive useful skills to set up cost-effective impact monitoring and evaluation systems for their organisations. Using actual case studies from existing mentoring programmes, concrete examples of best practices and lessons learned will be shared.
Clara Péron is the founder and managing director of Value for Good GmbH. Originally from Montréal, Canada, she has lived and worked internationally – with longer postings in India, Cambodia, Egypt, Ukraine the US and Germany. She has experience working with senior executives across public, private and not-for profit sectors. Clara started her career in 2002 in the Canadian foreign service where she spent two years working at the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi as well as several shorter postings as a refugee interviewing officer in East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti). While completing her Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, she was the personal advisor to an impact investor in Cambodia. From 2008 onwards, she worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group’s Berlin office. There she gained experience advising companies across a wide range of industries, including fashion and food retail, healthcare, banking, insurance and mining. In her free time, Clara advises social entrepreneurs and is an active board member of the Harvard Alumni Club of Berlin.
2012-2013: Associate Director, Beyond Philanthropy, Berlin
2008-2012: Strategy Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, Berlin
2007: Impact Investing Advisor, Build Cambodia Foundation, Cambodia
2002-2006: Foreign Service Officer, Government of Canada, various international postings
2008: Master’s in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
2002: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), International Relations, McGill University