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The results of the 2016 Social Value International survey on the understanding and use of the Social Value Principles.

If you already know what difference you make – and you can prove it, this guide is not for you. And if you are an experienced evaluator with an understanding of cost-benefit analysis, you will find it too basic. (Have a look at the SROI Network’s “Guide to Social Return on Investment” instead). But if you want to understand more about how your organisation makes an impact – and how much this matters – then read on.

This supplement highlights some of the issues around the links between SROI and commissioning policy.

This supplement explains how SROI can be used by investors if they want to integrate SROI approaches into investment decisions.

Supplementary Guidance document that accompanies “A Guide to Social Return on Investment (2012) and focuses on Principle 2. Within the context of all of the Principles of Social Value, “understand what changes” is pivotal. It is so closely intertwined with many of the other principles that it is essential it is applied well. The aim of the guidance is to help you know how to collect the information you need about ‘changes’ and how to analyse this information in order to produce a set of well-defined outcomes. This guidance is essential for anyone looking to maximise value and increase well-being, equality, and environmental stability.

The purpose of stakeholder involvement is to reduce the risk that an analysis of change arising from an organisations activities misstates the change. The principle says that involvement is required to ‘inform what gets measured and how this is measured and valued by involving stakeholders. The focus of this supplement is on involvement in general and not on the specifics of what is measured, or how it is measured or valued.

This supplement expands the guidance in relation to determining materiality in SROI analyses that would be made public.

A blank, Excel template of the impact map to help calculate social value.

2012 edition of the Guide to Social Return on Investment

Opinion and Comment

The results of the 2016 Social Value International survey on the understanding and use of the Social Value Principles.

Tools

The results of the 2016 Social Value International survey on the understanding and use of the Social Value Principles.

Working Papers and Research

The results of the 2016 Social Value International survey on the understanding and use of the Social Value Principles.