» May 2018

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

by Clare Bentley · 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.

by Social Value International Team · 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