SVI Blog

Hello to new organisational members i-propeller

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

We are delighted to announce that i-propeller have officially become an organisational member of Social Value International. They say; “We’re excited to become a member of Social Value International. Finding new ways to create social value in an entrepreneurial way is our core business. In making this mission work, we have always been very much inspired by Social Value International.” i-propeller are a boutique consultancy for shared value, social business innovation and collective impact. We advise companies and governments on how to develop shared value, collective impact strategies, business models and go-to-market innovation trajectories to strengthen their business proposition in

Jeremy Nicholls is stepping down as CEO of Social Value International

Friday, February 16th, 2018

After ten years as Chief Executive Officer of Social Value UK (SVUK) and three years as CEO of Social Value International (SVI), Jeremy Nicholls is stepping down from both roles as of June. Jeremy is deeply committed to the continuing growth and success of SVUK and SVI and will maintain his support for both organisations as a member rather than as CEO. ”It’s very difficult to step down from a role that I love and from leading the organisations which I helped start and have grown over the last decade. It has to happen at some point and SVUK and

In the next five years, do you think that inequality and environmental degradation will disappear, or even be reduced?

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Blog by Dr Adam Richards, Senior Researcher, Social Value International, from the Impact 2018 conference. Thought not. These important challenges may seem insurmountable – but they aren’t. And this is the focus of many people working in the space of social impacts, be they social enterprises, impact investors, private business, or other change makers. At Social Value UK (SVUK) as part of Social Value International we believe in a world where accounting for social value can help to address inequality and environmental degradation. And we have seen examples where organisations have used information on their social value to improve the


Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Restore the Earth Foundation Releases Two SVI-Assured Reports; Supports Business Case for Holistic Ecosystem Restoration WASHINGTON, DC, 4 January, 2018 – A newly released report forecasts a 36:1 Social Return on Investment (SROI) in landscape-scale restoration. Nonprofit Restore the Earth Foundation, in collaboration with Social Value International (SVI), today released two social impact reports based on eco-restoration projects in Louisiana’s Tensas National Wildlife Refuge and the Pointe-aux- Chenes Wildlife Management Area. These first-of- a-kind reports assess, quantify and monetize the environmental, social, and economic impacts of investments in landscape-scale restoration on local communities, economies and stakeholders. Report findings support the

Dr. Reddy’s Foundation join!

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Dr. Reddy’s Foundation is a not-for-profit organization set up in 1996 to enable socially and economically vulnerable groups to take control of their lives. They develop and test innovative solutions to address complex social problems and promote scaling up of impact by leveraging partnerships. They work with Children, Youth (including Persons with Disabilities) Women and Households across 20 States in India. Dr. Reddy’s Foundation (DRF) initiated a formal SROI framework based on the SROI Guide.  DRF inducted the process with their flagship program ‘GROW’ and is planning to extend it to all the programs.  DRF hope to gain knowledge and skills based

Arabic Translation of Guide to SROI

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The Arabic translation of the Social Return on Investment (SROI) Guide is up! Completed as a partnership between Social Value International and Sustainable Square, the translation aims to serve as a guiding reference for Arab practitioners to further promote the concept of calculating social value within the region. “It’s fantastic that The Guide to SROI is now available in Arabic. We have seen increased interest in this area over the last couple of years and this will really help people engage. I would especially like to thank Eric and his team for all their work getting this out.” Jeremy Nicholls,

Impact Square join as organisational members

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Impact Square have joined Social Value International as organisational members. Impact Square is a professional organisation dedicated to impact business, conducting research with expertise about the mechanism between “impact” and “business” and implementing a variety of projects as practical businesses. Since 2010, it has carried out a range of consulting and research projects with regard to CSR, CSV, NPO and international development, and impact evaluation. At the same time, it has deliberated on the growth of social ventures and collaborated with diverse social ventures in the form of business partnering or collocating, co-founding, operating and investing. Founded in 2010, Impact

Impact Standards: combining SDGs with IRIS and GRI for a better world!

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Sinzer launches the search engine Impact Standards: combining SDGs with IRIS and GRI for a better world! This is a guest blog from organisational members Sinzer. Currently an increasing number of investors and companies are recognizing the role they can play in contributing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As Unilever’s CEO Paul Polman recently stated: “There is no business case for enduring poverty. We have an opportunity to unlock trillions of dollars through new markets, investments and innovation. But to do so, we must challenge our current practices and address poverty, inequality and environmental challenges. Every business will

Ten Years of Social Value

Monday, October 9th, 2017

2017 is the tenth anniversary of Social Value International and Social Value UK. A lot has happened in ten years. This blog is to celebrate all we’ve achieved as a community and look to the what we have coming next. ‘We have come a long way in ten years. But measured against our goals, to change the way the world accounts for value in order to reduce inequality, we still have a long way to go.  We’re not quite a difficult teenager but I suspect we’re going to need to become one.’ Jeremy Nicholls, CEO Social Value UK and Social Value

Impact Management Principles

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Today we launch a new linkages paper! Social Value International and The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) work to help organisations set up impact management systems that are solid and deliver information that is useful to maximise the value for theit stakeholders. The “Impact Management Principles” document links the Social Value Principles to EVPA’s five step process. It is a short guide to what we stand for when we talk about impact measurement and management. It’s a way for practitioners to keep it simple, practical and useful. Free Download