Addressing Certification Shortcomings

Part of Radical Transparency Means Coming Clean and Addressing Failures

Why It Matters

A gesture toward transparency, means data, details, and corroboration--those verifiable points about a social impact business. How to differentiate between the structures? The third in a series.

In the first two parts of this series, we explored the abundance of certification standards and new emerging models of transparency. Alternatively, some organizations have been radically transparent about their social impact, even when it means being honest about their shortcomings.

Last year, the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), a co-working space in Toronto, published a demographic survey. It found that members who are white (European descent) are over-represented at CSI, comprising 63 percent of CSI’s members, staff and volunteers, while in the


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