Global Sustain Announces a Membership Agreement with Social Value International

04.11.2014

Global Sustain announces a membership agreement with Social Value International, the largest international social value network in the world representing those working to better understand, account for, measure, analyse, and manage the wider value created and destroyed by organisational activity. With this agreement, Global Sustain reaffirms its commitment to the social value that results from corporate activity.

Social Value International also becomes a member of Global Sustain, with the aim to utilise the latter’s comprehensive communication and networking services. Through Global Sustain membership, Social Value International finds a platform and an extensive network to raise awareness about social value and social impact.

“Global Sustain, with this collaboration acknowledges the importance of social value driven corporate actions, since due to global developments, the inclusion of social and environmental issues in the decision making progress is more than ever needed and it’s something that our members are increasingly looking for”, quoted Michael Spanos, Managing Partner, Global Sustain.

“The membership agreement with Global Sustain will leverage the networking potential between the two organisations in order to raise awareness about social value and the need to account for the tangible as well as intangible assets and results of corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies, policies and programmes”, quoted Jeremy Nicholls, Chief Executive, Social Value International.

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About Global Sustain

Since 2006, Global Sustain has evolved in response to sustainability challenges, providing a wide range of services and solutions to support its members succeeding triple bottom line results. Based in Brussels, London, Melbourne, Sri Lanka and Athens, Global Sustain offers innovative online and off-line services related to sustainability, corporate responsibility, responsible investing, green economy, business ethics and excellence, transparency, human rights and accountability. Its members include corporations, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, municipalities and local authorities, academic institutions, media, professional bodies, service providers, chambers, think tanks and other public or private entities. www.globalsustain.org 

About Social Value International

The Social Impact Analysts Association (SIAA) and The SROI Network are joining forces to create the largest international social value network in the world. Social Value International is the result of a merger between the international activities of The SROI Network and SIAA. SIAA will become Social Value International, and The SROI Network in the UK will become Social Value UK – an affiliated national network of Social Value International. Both the international and UK organisations will continue to be member-led and offer training, accreditation and assurance on SROI and impact measurement. Social Value International will have more than 900 individual and organisational members, across 49 countries. Find out more information about the collaboration here.

About the SROI Network

Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a framework for measuring and accounting for the value created or destroyed by our activities – where the concept of value is much broader than that which can be captured by market prices. SROI seeks to reduce inequality and environmental degradation and improve wellbeing by taking account of this broader value.The SROI Network is an international membership organisation with members in over 40 countries. The membership comprises business advisors, academics, funders and individuals representing organisations across all sectors. www.thesroinetwork.org 

 

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