Jess Daggers

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Jess Daggers

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Adam Fletcher Adam Price Alicia Alli Alicia Weekes Alli Suddaby Ana Florescu Andrew Whitby Andy Stevenson Anna Baty Anna Dinnen Anna Hopkins Anna Keuchenius Anna Nicholl Anna Schlimm Anna Williams Antonio Lima Antony Declercq Assaf Frances Athina Balopoulou Augustina Sol Eskenazi Bas Leurs Ben Gill Brenton Caffin Carla Ross Caroline van den Berg Charli Dickenson Charlotte Goujon Christopher Burnett Chrysostomos Meli Claire Churchill Claire Renard Cleo Fatoorehchi Daniel Corredera Daniel Kraemer Dan James Dan Jones Darryl Chamberlain David Altabev David Pitt-Watson Denise Van Blitterswijk Eddie Copeland Ed Parkes Edward Wray Eibhlin Ni Ogain Elena Oyon Eleonora Corsini Elina Gaillard Ella Dorfman Ella Duffy Elle Wolfhagen Elliot Trevithick Elsie Till Emma Clarence Emma Quinn Emma Renowden Emma Taylor-Collins Felix Szabó Fiona Anderson Francesca Bria Francesca Cignola Francesca Cignola Gail Dawes Geoff Mulgan George Windsor Georgia Ward Dyer Georgina Innes Gillian Easson Giulio Quaggiotto Glen Mehn Greg Falconer Haidee Bell Halima Khan Helen Drury Helen Gironi Helen Goulden Helen Sadler Hilary Simpson Hollie Brennan Ian Danby Irina Ulcica Isaac Stanley Isabella Blatter Isa Kolehmainen Jackie Brennan Jackie McKenzie Jack Pilkington Jacqueline del Castillo James Gardiner James Hynard James Oriel Jason Mollring Jennifer Clayton Jenny Prosser Jeremy Kingsley Jesper Christiansen Jess Daggers Jess Hoare Jessica Bland Jessica Febvre Jo Casebourne Joe Ludlow Johanna Ejbye John Gibson Jonathan Bamber Jon Kingsbury Josh McNorton Joshua Ryan-Saha Josie Gurney-Read Julie Simon Jullie Tran Graham Karoliina Helkkula Kasia Murphy Kate Farrell Katherine Stevenson Kathleen Stokes Kathryn Geels Katie Mountain Kersten England Kim Shillinglaw Larry Ryan Laura Bunt Laura Scruby Lena Patel Liam Collins Libby Kinsey Lily Fish Lindsay Levkoff Lynn Lorna Edwards Louise Foreman Louise Marston Lucile Stengel Lucy Heady Lydia Nicholas Lydia Ragoonanan Lynette Lucas Maeve Croghan Mahmoda Ali Mairi McKay Mandeep Hothi Mariam Mohamed Salah Mark Griffiths Matthew Gatehouse Matthew Hull Matt Mead Matt Payne Matt Stokes Meera Chadha Meesha Patel Meghan Benton Melani Oliver Michael Harris Michael Mann Michael Soto Michelle Eaton Mireya Alvarez Morbhen Rattray Nadia Bettega Nandra Anissa Natalya Wells Nevena Dragicevic Nick Moore Nick Webb Nicole Barling-Luke Nihad Ahmed Nina Cromeyer Dieke Oliver Cansdell Oliver Patel Oliver Quinlan Olivia Allen Olly Arber Oscar Townsley Parth Avlani Patrick Taylor Paul Mackay Pedro Beirao Perrie Ballantyne Peter McColl Peter O'Neill Philip Colligan Piers Linney Pippa Coutts Pippa Smith Rachel Chatterjee Rachel Hunter Rachel Nye Rajwinder Cheema Rebecca Rossini Richard Duffy Robin Speedie Rosalinda Baker Rosie Farrer Rowena Young Russell Winch Ruth Kern Ruth Puttick Ruth Watson Ryan Schecter Sam Mitchell Sarah McGeehan Shane Murphy Siddharth Bannerjee Simona Bielli Simon Brindle Sir John Chisholm Sonia Tanna Sophie Reynolds Stefana Broadbent Stephen Bradley Stian Westlake Svetlana Karadimova Sylvia Lowe Tamar Ghosh Tandi Williams Thea Snow Theo Bass Theo Keane Theo Stopard Thomas Beevers Tim Plyming Tom Kenyon Tom Saunders Vicki Purewal Victor Gimenez Victoria Boelman Vincent Straub Xan Goetzee-Barral Yannis Pierrakis Zoe Jacob

Jess was the Interim Impact Director.

Jess recently completed her PhD focusing on the politics of social impact investing at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her research focuses on the development of the market for social investment as an approach to solving social problems. It explores the conceptual foundations of the field, drawing attention to the assumptions being made when social change is understood in terms of (measurable) “impact”.

Over the past few years she has published reports with Alex Nicholls at Oxford’s Saïd Business School on the development of Big Society Capital, and the landscape of academic research into social impact investing. She also attended the launch of the UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goal Impact Finance initiative in September 2017, drafting a discussion document for the inaugural meeting of the Research Council.

Jess has also worked for the past six years as a freelance consultant and researcher in the UK social sector, specialising in social impact measurement. She has worked with numerous social sector organisations, supporting them to develop a theory of change and build data collection systems. She wrote the first impact report for Citizens UK, the UK’s biggest community organising charity, managed the evaluation of the first two years of UnLtd’s flagship social investment programme, the Big Venture Challenge, and has worked with a number of impact funds in defining an impact strategy.

She works part time at Nesta, and spends the rest of her time working on publication of her research and teaching at Birkbeck College.