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Announcing Sarape Social as Social Value Pioneers

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Social Value International is proud to announce Sarape Social as Social Value Pioneers! Sarape Social are an agency that uses the power of creativity, innovation and local knowledge to solve social and environmental issues. Their projects and communication campaigns drive social change, are sustainable and replicable, since they are based on their own intervention methodology: Sarape Social use local knowledge, communities’ creativity and technology to co-create particip participatory processes that generate innovative solutions to complex problems. What is your organisation’s background in SROI/social value measurement, if any? We have a 10-year experience developing social intervention projects and social communication campaigns;

Announcing Dr. Gonca Ongan as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner!

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Social Value International are proud to announce that Dr Gonca Ongan of Koç University Social Impact Forum has achieved status as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner! Koç University Social Impact Forum (KUSIF) was founded in 2012 within Koç University as a research and practice center on social impact. KUSIF’s starting point is that it’s necessary to conduct social impact measurement, manage social impact and maximize it for the rightful use of resources and success in accounting for value. KUSIF aims to become a “reference point” in social impact studies by working with specialist organizations from different disciplines and executing activities within such

Announcing Sara Olsen as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Social Value International is proud to announce Sara Olsen of SVT Group has achieved status as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner! SVT Group is an advisory firm that enables the success of businesses that view all stakeholders– customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders–as equally important. SVT was founded in 2001, and is a Best for the World certified B Corporation based in Silicon Valley, USA. Sara Olsen is a co-chair of the SVI Methodology Subcommittee and a founding boardmember of Social Value US. Why have you decided to undertake the Social Value International Practitioner Pathway? What has led to your

Announcing Tim Edwards as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Social Value UK and International are proud to announce Tim Edwards of TJE Consulting as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner! TJE Consulting is a specialist provider of strategic and interim management support. Their focus is providing excellent advice, support and services to our clients to enable them to fully realise the potential of their businesses. Led by Tim Edwards, TJE have extensive experience of a wide range of senior management experience and track record of achievement across the private, public and third organisations. Their specialist sectors include affordable housing services, further education and skills, social enterprise and social value. But also have wide-ranging

Announcing Nick Juniper as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner!

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Social Value International is proud to announce Nick Juniper of TheFulcrum.Agency as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner! TheFulcrum.Agency is a creative consultancy that leverages community and social outcomes through evidence-based design thinking. We work between design, advocacy, research and action to address inequality, create impact and find opportunity across Australia. We are an agile practice of architects with a dynamic approach to how we deliver work. Our team has extensive experience in community engagement, participatory planning and communications design. We can deliver across a broad range of built environment portfolio typologies – from infrastructure and large-scale settlement planning, to bespoke design outcomes. Our

Announcing Etkiyap as Social Value Partners

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Social Value International have proud to announce Etkiyap as Social Value Partners! Etkiyap is Turkey’s first impact investing platform, set up to promote and advocate for impact investing in Turkey. Our mission is to make impact investing the investment instrument of choice in Turkey. We aim to realize this mission through partnerships and initiatives with the government institutions, private and public sector, universities and civil society organizations. Ahead of joining Social Value International, we had a chat to Etikyap about their social value journey What is your organisation’s background in SROI/social value measurement, if any? Etkiyap is set up to

Social Value International Response to EU Consultation on NRFD

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

In collaboration with several Joint Member Networks, Social Value International have led a coordinated response to the EU consultation on NRFD. SVI led a consultation period that included an open webinar, a collaborative Google Doc to gather consensus on the 45 survey questions, and the co-creation of a position statement. The full position statement can be downloaded here.  Below is a summary of the 4 key recommendations: Assurance of non-financial reporting is essential for the credibility and usefulness of the data. Scrutiny of non-financial information should be equal to that applied for financial information. Non-financial information should be presented alongside financial information, any separation increases

Social Value Matters 2020 Tickets Now On Sale!

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Tickets for Social Value Matters Available Now Social Value Matters 2020, organised by Social Value International and Social Value Canada, takes place online and all over the world from Monday September 29th – Friday October 2nd. Social Value Matters (#SVM) is an annual conference organized by Social Value International (SVI), in collaboration with social value networks around the world.  Our networks share a common goal: to change the way society accounts for value.  This change is essential if we are to address the real and imminent threats to our planet, to humankind and all species that inhabit the earth. This

Community Media Trust Earn Report assurance and Social Value Management Certificate!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Social Value International are proud to announce Community Media Trust have had a report assured and earned Level 1 of the Social Value Management Certificate! Community Media Trust is a non-profit making media organization with a Vision of Well informed, Active & Involved Communities and a Mission to Educate, entertain and inspire communities using participatory media. Community Media Trust develop community engagement strategies using participatory media and community communication principles, to support implementation of projects and programs. Community Media Trust creates relevant, community-friendly media content (film, radio, digital and print) that inspires, educates and entertains communities to achieve knowledge, behavioral and social impact focusing

Announcing Nzeve’s Assured Report!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Social Value International are proud to announce Nzeve’s Assured Report! Nzeve Deaf Centre is in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Nzeve is an organization of deaf and hearing people that promotes the rights of deaf children and adults to participate fully in society. Nzeve provides audiological and educational services, communication skills and vocational training through a preschool, projects for deaf adults and support to deaf school children and their families in their province, Manicaland. Nzeve work to reduce discrimination by promoting sign language and deaf culture and building deaf community. Discrimination and stigma are daily problems for people with disabilities in Zimbabwe. In addition, Zimbabwe