SVI Blog

Managing impact, the conundrum for impact investors (and other funders)

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Jeremy Nicholls discusses the specific challenges faced by investors and grant-makers when it comes to managing the impact in their portfolios.

Q&A: Stephen Smith from IQ Business, founding partners of Social Value Network South Africa

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

IQ Business is the first organisation to be awarded a Social Value International accredited training course that is not an SROI training course. We talked with Stephen Smith about the accreditation process and IQ Business’s involvement with SVI. What inspired you to work with Social Value International to achieve this? We identified the need for social impact measurement training in South Africa based on our client requirements. Much is changing in our country – far more rigid requirements to measure impact. We decided to develop the first version of the training programme and then when the opportunity arose to have it accredited, we enhanced

SVUK in Erasmus+ ROI project to create a digital tool for work-based learning & apprenticeships for European SMEs.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Social Value UK is part of an Erasmus+ project to create a tool for SMEs to better understand the potential value of apprenticeships and work-based learning. Working with partners from 7 European nations the tool seeks to calculate the return on investment of such practices, with SVUK supporting the inclusion of social costs and benefits alongside the more traditional financial concerns. In April the project team met in Liverpool for 3 days of social value and Social Return on Investment training and the second project meeting. Not only did we go through Principles of Social Value and consider the implications for the

Taiwan NPO Self-Regulation Alliance have joined Social Value International as Organisational Members

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Taiwan NPO Self Regulation Alliance are new Organisational Members of Social Value International and we are very pleased to have them on board. They say; “We’re looking forward to being part of the international community as the emphasis on social value resonates with our mission on accountability and impact. We have no doubt that joining Social Value International will empower us and the NPOs and SEs on our platform with practical knowledge on social value and impact.” Carol Chen (CEO of Taiwan NPO Self-Regulation Alliance) In order to guarantee the rights of donors, strengthen their trust towards NPOs, as well

HAATCH become members of Social Value International

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

We are very pleased to announce that HAATCH have recently joined Social Value International as organisational members. They say; “It is a great opportunity for us to join the Social Value Network. At HAATCH, we want to help organisations evaluate and amplify their social impact and we are sure the Network will help us to do so.” Since 2009, HAATCH (formerly AK2C) have carried out consultancy missions in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development for large companies, SMEs, non-governmental organisations or public players. Their mission is to make social innovation a key lever for corporate performance and

Khulood Hindiyeh becomes the first Accredited Practitioner in Jordan

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Social Value International are delighted to announce that Khulood Hindiyeh has become the first ever Accredited Practitioner in Jordan. To celebrate Khulood’s success we did a Q&A with Khulood about this exciting new stage in her career. What inspired you to become an Accredited Practitioner? Being a CSR and Sustainability expert working with several companies and local organisations for the past 13 years in the Middle East, I realised that many companies lack a comprehensive strategic approach for sustainability and CSR that is aligned with community needs and support their business objectives. This has resulted in implementing ad-hoc or seasonal

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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. They 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

LANDSCAPE SCALE RESTORATION HAS THE POWER TO CREATE A 36:1 SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT

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