The Autodesk Foundation’s impact measurement and management (IMM) practice is central to our work—informing our investments and how we catalyze the portfolio’s impact. Our IMM practice establishes accountability, informs decision-making, and provides the evidence base for impact.
We work with our portfolio to establish and integrate IMM best practices, supporting and improving data collection and analysis for grantees and investees.
We align with our portfolio to establish realistic, consistent impact goals and a shared strategy for evaluating progress.
We invest in shared learning projects for our portfolio with external consultants.
We carefully evaluate and report on our portfolio’s social and environmental impact to improve outcomes.
We assess the impact of our portfolio using theories of change for each impact opportunity area.
We evaluate our Energy & Materials portfolio based on environmental outcomes, including realized GHG emissions reduction and potential reduction by 2050.
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We evaluate our Health & Resilience portfolio based on outcomes related to community health, environmental protection, and economic growth and advancement.
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We evaluate our Work & Prosperity portfolio based on outcomes related to job placements and wage gains.
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We engage third-party experts such as CEA Consulting and Rho Impact to improve our methodology and accurately assess our portfolio’s actual and potential impact. We also support field-building efforts through thought leadership, participating in initiatives like Project Frame and supporting innovative, forward-looking impact assessment technologies like Prime Coalition's CRANE tool.