We work with businesses, charitable foundations, charities and umbrella organisations to help understand opportunities; engage with stakeholders; grow reach; and evaluate the difference they are making. Our work is often collaborative – supporting client teams to develop processes for capturing information and reporting – enabling them to better tell their stories both now and in the future.
Social Impact Lead. Guest teaching on MSc Sustainability & MBA courses.
Accredited Practitioner International Academic social value group member.
Previous Research Director. Regularly advise on & evaluate the social impact of campaigns.
Have supported SVP to understand corporate social value trends.
Committed Anthropist. Social Value Speaker & Chair at initial & subsequent conferences.
“I firmly believe that only by measuring the effectiveness of our activities can we be sure we’re making a positive difference. Charlotte engaged teams across BMJ and created a clear impact framework for measuring the outcomes of our work across our organisation. This will provide us with the right criteria to track future performance towards a healthier world, based on tangible proof of impact”.
“Bean Research worked with us to look back at our 21st birthday to understand what difference we had made. This allowed us to stand behind some robust analysis, but to also shape our evaluation and impact reporting in the future.”
“Bean has delivered above and beyond requirements for us over the last 5+ years. Charlotte, Bean’s Director and Founder, is extremely efficient and keen to do a great job. We trust them fully with our impact work, and we look forward to a continued relationship.”
“Charlotte and the team delivered a valuable and thoughtful piece of work for us. Their short summary presentation has made so many things clear to us in how we solve business challenges and create social value.”
“Bean Research has supported St. James’s Place to develop, review and report its social impact over the last five years, initially assessing the impact of the Foundation over its 25 years. Charlotte has worked proactively alongside our team, delivering a robust approach to social value assessment. Her work was a key part of SJP achieving accreditation for excellence for impact measuring.”
“Bean Research hold an excellent understanding of the latest trends and methodologies and an ability to deploy these sensitively and pragmatically, taking in to account the resources and peculiarities of the clients and partners with which they are working.”
“Charlotte is an engaged, thoughtful and valuable partner.”
“Charlotte and I worked together for years and has a depth of understanding of research but most importantly how to create social change.”
“Charlotte is a highly competent strategic thinker who combines her extensive experience with clear analytical thinking and the ability to articulate clearly the resulting observations to a variety of audiences. I have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Charlotte’s analytical and communications skills, have helped us to be able to shout about the charity’s successes and impacts with influential partners.