» September 2019

Sustainable Development Goals reporting and the Social Value International framework

by David Thomas · Monday, September 16th, 2019

This is a short technical paper designed for social impact and sustainability professionals (referred to as ‘analysts’) looking to monitor, evaluate and report their contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It sets out how organisations who report against the SDGs can develop more confidence that their framework and methodologies are robust, complete and reliable for decision making. The paper introduces Social Value International’s (SVI’s) framework of Principles of Social Value that are designed to help organisations produce a ‘complete social impact account’ or a ‘Social Return on Investment’ (SROI) analysis (hereon referred to a ‘reporting’). It has

The Free Market Must Account for Environmental and Social Impact

by David Thomas · Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

The article discusses and adapts an SSIR Article, which can be found here. This blog is by Sara Olsen, a Founding Boardmember of Social Value United States, a Joint National Network of Social Value International. On the heels of the news from the Business Roundtable regarding its updated corporate governance stance that stakeholders are as “essential” as shareholders, the business community writ large needs clarity about HOW businesses are to account for stakeholder value. Sixteen leaders in this field have developed an article just published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review that articulates, at a high level, the shared consensus about how this is