The article “Social Reporting Standard-  making social impact visible” by ECSF co-founder Barbara Scheck has been published in the first volume of the Sustainable Finance book series by Springer. Sustainable Finance is a reference series linking research and practice on concepts and findings  in the field of sustainable investing and finance.

The article illustrates the structure and use cases for the open-source Social Reporting Standard ( which has been in applied in a variety of European countries since its development 10 years ago. It has enabled many social purpose organizations to systematically to increasing fundraising success along with better visibility of their contributions to society. In addition, the framework is being used to increase the quality of the services offered and inform organizational development.