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Announcing Penny Court as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner!

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Social Value International are proud to announce Penny Court of The Fundraising and Management team (MKSFM) of Moore Kingston Smith has achieved Level 1 Associate Practitioner status! The Fundraising and Management team (MKSFM) is a subsidiary business of Moore Kingston Smith. MKSFM provides specialised consultancy and advisory services to the not for profit sector. As a team we have three main areas of expertise: financial management, strategic fundraising support and impact measurement and reporting. We help clients improve their business models, remodel their finance functions, diversify their funding streams and measure, manage and articulate their social value. We have worked with

Announcing Doroob as Social Value Pioneers!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Social Value International are proud to announce Doroob as Social Value Pioneers! Doroob Al Barakah is a 40 years-old Saudi endowment company. Fifteen years ago, it launched one of its turn-key projects, the “Doroob Scholarships” Project specialized in learning and educational services and operating initially in Saudi Arabia and later expanded to Sudan and Kenya with arrangements almost complete for its launch in Ethiopia. It is a strategic investment that aims at breaking the cycle of poverty in learning and education and we consider it an investment in the hidden assets (the gifted and creative of the young generation) in

Announcing Charlotte Österman as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Social Value UK and International are proud to announce Charlotte Österman, Partner & Sustainable Development Director at Pax Tecum Global, as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner! Pax Tecum Global Consultancy is a London-based global consultancy firm which specialises in diplomacy and international development. Founded in 2018, we work to serve as the official link between businesses, impact investors, NGOs and emerging economies with international governments in order to build sustainable partnerships and an ethical future. Why have you decided to undertake the Social Value International Practitioner Pathway? What has led to your application for Level 1 Associate Practitioner status? On a

Announcing Claire Louise Chapman as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Social Value International are proud to announce Claire Louise Chapman as an Associate Practitioner! Managing Director Claire Louise Chapman has worked at senior level within the Charity sector and as Corporate Responsibility consultant for RWE NRL, an international energy company. She has managed two business membership organisations, including Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce. She has represented the VCF sector at senior level, as a member of Sheffield First Local Strategic Partnership, and later as Chair of the Cumbria Third Sector Mental Health Forum. Claire Louise is a qualified social enterprise business mentor and holds a Certificate in Strategic Leadership (Regeneration &

Announcing Timothy Lambert as a Level 3 Advanced Practitioner

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Social Value International would like to congratulate Timothy Lambert of SI2 Fund for achieving Level 3 Advanced Practitioner status! SI2 Fund identifies impact ventures offering breakthrough innovations to tackle societal challenges, and helps them scale with tailored capital, active in-kind support and access to networks. By leveraging both business and impact performance, we work to generate a strong and sustainable societal impact, alongside a fair financial return. Why have you decided to undertake the Social Value International Practitioner Pathway? What has led to your application for Level 3 Advanced Practitioner status? Applying for Level 3 Advanced Practitioner status seemed to be a natural step

Announcing Indu Balachandran as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Social Value International are proud to announce Indu Balachandran as an Associate Practitioner! Ahead of this achievement we had a chat to Indu about her journey to become a Level 1 Associate Practitioner. Why have you decided to undertake the Social Value International Practitioner Pathway? What has led to your application for Level 1 Associate Practitioner status? The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence has identified a need and opportunity for Indigenous-led social value narrative and measurement. We are building a team for this and building our collective capability in the various methodologies that would be useful in this journey. We

It is all connected: let’s value what matters

Monday, April 20th, 2020

The below post is a crosspost from SIMNA’s website. You can find the original, penned by Simon Faivel, Chair of the Social Value International Board here. It has been an intense and scary six months. We are experiencing trauma, and change, at a global scale that we have not collectively experienced in a long time. This is a time when the work that we do, as a community focused on creating positive social impact and social value, is critical. Less than six months ago we were facing the start of the devastating fires in Australia. This was a time when

Announcing Deepa Walawalkar as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Social Value International is proud to announce that Deepa Walawalkar has successfully attained status as a Level 1 Associate Practitioner! Deepa has been working in the development sector in India for the past 5 years with experience in impact assessments, project management, capacity building and training, monitoring & evaluation, strategic consulting, due diligence and employee volunteering. Deepa presently works as an independent social consultant. Prior to that, she was the COO at a pro-bono consulting NGO called ToolBox India Foundation and the COO for Social Lens Consulting Pvt Ltd. Previously, she worked in Investment Banking for 8 years with Morgan

Eleri Lloyd Becomes SVI’s Latest Accredited Trainer!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Social Value International is proud to announce that Eleri Lloyd, Social Value Manager at Mantell Gwynedd is the latest person to achieve status as an Accredited Trainer with us! We chatted to Eleri about the application process and her experience thus far as an Accredited Trainer! Why did you decide to apply to become an Accredited Trainer with Social Value International? Last year I become an Accredited Practitioner so this was naturally the next step for me. As an organisation we do offer training, and there is an increasing demand for this service in Wales. Being able to offer training

Announcing the updated Social Value Management Certificate

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Social Value International are pleased to announce the launch of an updated version of the Social Value Management Certificate.  This is the first major review and revision to the certificate since it was launched in January 2018. The updates incorporates the latest standards set by Social Value International and practical changes that are aimed at improving the certificate and the support for our awardee organisations who are undertaking their own social value journeys. The review and subsequent revisions has been overseen by the SVI Reporting and Assurance Technical Committee[1] and involved consultation with awardees of the certificate, a wider group