For many entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs the potential positive impact on the world is as important are providing a healthy financial return for the investors.
Often the definition of healthy return needs to be understood in the context of the social, environmental or civic goals of the enterprise. Healthy return is not "maximized" returns. The values of the founders/owners impact issues ranging from material and vendor sourcing, to hiring, and the donations of time and money. All of this will have a direct impact of the traditional financial bottom line.
Regular financial reporting to stakeholders provides a feedback on the financial goals. It provides a literal bottom line of evaluation. What creative ways are there to demonstrate the "double bottom line" -- and reflect the positive return on the values investment to stakeholders?