SVI Blog

SVI Publishes a Response to COVID-19 and Application of Principle 1

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Social Value International have been working to respond to the implications for the application of Principle 1: Involve Stakeholders during the current Covid-19 global health pandemic. The pandemic has seen communities across the globe having to physically distance from one another.  This has direct implications for Practitioners of Social Value and SROI analysis who are committed to involving stakeholders in any assessment of the social value that is created or forecast to be created through an activity.  Issues identified include:1. Mixed levels of stakeholder involvement. Adequate levels of stakeholder involvement have taken place in the process of defining outcomes and amounts of change

SVI partners with online learning platform Efiko to expand its reach

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Efiko Academy, the first online learning platform dedicated to impact skills and competencies, works together with SVI to provide the accredited Social Value & SROI Practitioner Training in a highly interactive and practical way. “A scalable online solution to expand SVI’s reach,” according to Ben Carpenter, SVI’s CEO. Pre-registrations are open as of this week! Efiko aims to equip individuals and teams with the skills and abilities that help them excel at creating high and lasting impact. Efiko empowers every person to become a world-class Social Impact Leader by providing interactive and personalized online courses delivered by thought leaders and

SVI Partners with Efiko Academy

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Efiko Academy, the world’s online school for social impact, sees the light of day. Efiko aims to accelerate the pace at which pressing societal problems are addressed by equipping individuals and teams with the skills and abilities to excel at creating high and lasting impact. It empowers every person to become a world-class Social Impact Leader by providing interactive and personalized online courses delivered by thought leaders and experts in a highly practical way. Efiko’s first course on Social Impact Management will be launched in September 2020 and is co-developed hand in hand with Social Value International. The course will

Announcing the launch of Social Value Arabia (SVA)

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Arising from the noticeable global and regional movement towards impact and social investments, and the increasing awareness of companies, investors and the local community in the importance of non-financial accounting and value measurement; Social Value Arabia (SVA) comes to provide appropriate guidance, tools and support for analysts and professionals involved in CSR, accounting, and managing social value across sectors in the Arab Region. It is the national network for social value analysis and the official representative for Social Value International (SVI) in the region.  As we believe in a world where a broader definition of value will change decision making

49 days until #SVM2020!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

What is the social value agenda? The social value agenda is about building the skills and tools in every sector that will address inequality, reduce climate change, and build better well-being for all. This year’s international Social Value Matters 2020 conference will bring together the most current thought leaders on social value who are working on concrete solutions already in practice in communities across the globe. The discussion, networking and collaboration at this year’s conference is designed for everyone interested in learning how to address inequality and reverse climate change in a more meaningful, demonstrable way. We’re convening the conference from Canada this

Announcing Agata Fortuna-Uluç as a Level One Associate Practitioner!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Social Value International are proud to announced thatAgata Fortuna-Uluç of Koç University Social Impact Forum has achieved status as a Level One 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 a framework.

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