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Te Whānau o Waipareira Have Had a Report Assured!

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Te Whānau o Waipareira (Waipareira) is an Urban Māori Authority delivering a wide range of services to the community in West Auckland, New Zealand. It is a family centric organisation which operationalises the core values and principles of Whānau Ora* in all its services. Waipareira has been delivering Incredible Years Parenting (IYP) programme to its whānau for over six years. The IYP Programme for Māori whānau is called Ngā Tau Mīharo ō Aotearoa, which reflects and supports responsiveness to Māori Culture. This report is a forecast SROI analysis, measuring the social value of the Incredible Years Parenting programme. The report reveals the

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Alpha Asset Management in the Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative with the support of Global Sustain

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

With the support of Global Sustain, Alpha Asset Management A.E.D.A.K. has joined the United Nations Global Initiative PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative) in the “Investment Manager” category, the leading network to promote responsible investment. Global Sustain, the first member of the PRI in Greece since 2014, has implemented the ESG/ SRI Benchmark Report by analyzing capital management companies and how they have incorporated into their ESG Factors investment, environmental, social and governance policies. For comprehensive and effective management briefing, Global Sustain conducted internal training where the most important points of the survey were presented and the participants were informed

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Social Value International Publish ‘Standard on Applying Principle 1: Involve Stakeholders’

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Social Value International are happy to have published version 2.0 of the Standard on Applying Principle 1: Involve Stakeholders. This document has been co-produced by the Methodological Sub-committee (MSC) of Social Value International (SVI) published in March 2019. This is the second version of the standard for involving stakeholders, the first being written and published in 2013. The process of writing this document involved several stages of consultation, including the opportunity for all members of Social Value International to contribute. This document includes an introduction to the Principles of Social Value, as well as defining Principle 1 and breaking down

Social & Human Capital Coalition launches the Social & Human Capital Protocol

Friday, March 1st, 2019

27 February 2019, Geneva Switzerland: Today, in conjunction with GreenBiz 2019, the Social & Human Capital Coalition (SHCC) launched the Social & Human Capital Protocol. This moment is the result of four years of collaborative development, involving input from over 50 forward-thinking businesses – including Nestlé, Grupo Argos, and LafargeHolcim, and a range of expert partners, and a public consultation exercise with more than 250 participants. The SHCC intends for the Protocol to serve as a catalyst for the ongoing alignment, consolidation and advancement of multi-capital approaches. The Protocol provides a consistent process to guide businesses as they assess their

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4th ESG Responsible Investments & Sustainable Finance Forum Series 2019 

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Frankfurt, 21.5.2019 in cooperation with SEB AB -Frankfurt Branch- & FNG Berlin, 1.10.2019 in cooperation with Investment Bank Berlin & FNG Forum web: Global Sustain Group organizes for the fourth consecutive year in collaboration with Forum for Responsible Investment (FNG – the leading Association for ESG & Sustainable Finance in Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Lichtenstein) the 4th ESG Responsible Investments & Sustainable Finance Forum Series 2019 ( in Frankfurt on 21.5.2019 in cooperation with SEB Bank AB -Frankfurt Branch- (SEB AB Bank Premises) and in Berlin on 1.10.2019 in cooperation with Investment Bank Berlin (IBB Conference Centre). The ESG


Best Practices In Social Return On Investments

Monday, February 25th, 2019

This was originally posted by Sopact on their website here. What is Social Return on Investment? Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an organizational method of accounting for value creation, primarily social or environmental value. SROI enables organizations to measure how much change is being created by tracking relevant social, environmental, and economic outcomes. The key difference between SROI and other methodologies is the assignation of monetary values to the amount of change created. To give a very simplistic example: SROI assigns a monetary value to inputs and outcomes and uses that assignation to calculate a ratio. If that ratio is 5:1, it

Updates to Report Assurance

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

A core part of developing our collective practice, and improving the standard and quality of social value accounting and SROI across the globe are the Assurance and Accreditation services offered.  Assurance or accreditation can give you the confidence in your practice, build trust with your different audiences, and provide a supported pathway to improve. At Social Value International we are constantly looking for ways to improve the services we provide, to better meet the needs of the wide variety of organisations, sectors and industries that are accounting for social value.  Here is a list of the most recent updates to

Restore the Earth Foundation Announces the Latest Update to its EcoMetrics Platform

Monday, February 18th, 2019

EcoMetrics Integrates Social Value International Principles and the International Integrated Reporting Councils Framework to Create a “Total Package” for Sustainability Reporting WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2019 − Restore the Earth Foundation today announced the latest update to the Restore the Earth EcoMetrics platform, a first-of-a-kind “total package” for sustainability reporting.  EcoMetrics is an innovative suite of analytic and reporting tools designed to forecast, assess and account for, in monetary terms, the Full Value of environmental, social, and economic impacts of natural capital and green infrastructure investments. Corporations, governments, and NGOs can use EcoMetrics’ data-driven insights for long-term scenario planning, tracking

Understanding How to Wield Social Return on Investment (Part II)

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

This was originally posted in full by Sopact on their blog here. In Part I of this blog series we looked at the Social Return on Investment (SROI) approach to accounting for impact and some of the challenges involved in its implementation. By identifying monetary values for impact generated, SROI enables us to calculate impact returns as a ratio of our capital allocation. For example, if that ratio is 5:1, it means that every dollar allocated will generate (or has generated) social value worth five dollars. Its rigorous process takes impact accounting to new levels of transparency and authenticity. That is, if organizations can

How to Calculate Social Return On Investment (SROI) – Part 1

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

This was originally posted by Sopact on their website here. A lot of people try to get to a number for SROI Ratio and it misses the truth. The point of SROI calculation isn’t necessarily to justify capital investment, it’s to understand value creation through capital allocation.”- Jed Emerson Capitalism has historically been about value creation. And yet, value creation has bent towards delivering value solely to shareholders, generating a collective tunnel vision. What about generating environmental value? And social value? Accounting for such value is difficult, and perhaps for this reason we do not collectively work such value into