SVI Blog


Announcing India’s First SROI + Social Value Accredited Trainer

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

We are proud to announce that Jignesh Thakkar has become the first Accredited SROI + Social Value Trainer in India. Jignesh is a Corporate Social Responsibility and Development sector professional with an MA in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, a Gold Medallist in Bachelors of Social Work from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat and Bachelor of Law from Gujarat University, Gujarat. Jignesh is passionate to work on developmental issues, strategic program development, project cycle management, concurrent monitoring, zero tolerance operations, responsible resource management, and fruitful networking. He has extensive knowledge of working on grant-funded


Nzeve Join Social Value International as Organisational Members

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Social Value International are happy to welcome Nzeve as organisational members. Nzeve is working towards the Deaf community being valued in an inclusive society. Nzeve is an organisation of deaf and hearing people working together to promote the rights of children and youth with disabilities to participate fully in society. Nzeve works to reduce discrimination by promoting sign language and deaf culture and building deaf community. Nzeve is currently working on their first report. Nzeve was successful in an application for DREAMS Innovation Challenge. They received funding for their “Grapevine Project”, run in partnership with King George VI Centre Bulawayo,

Announcing EY as Organisational Members of Social Value International

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Social Value International are very pleased to announce that The Outcomes Measurement team at EY have joined as organisational members. Social Value International CEO Ben Carpenter said ‘“We are excited about the partnership SVI can build with EY. They have a strong commitment to social value and a global reach that can help develop good practice throughout our networks. We look forward to working with their highly skilled teams as we work together to change the way the world accounts for value.” We asked EY to tell us a little about their recent impact work and what they’re hoping to

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The School of Business Management, NMIMS, are now organisational members

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

We are proud to welcome The School of Business Management (SBM) of SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) as organisational members of Social Value International. Deemed to be University (as per UGC Norms), one of India’s premier business schools is situated in Mumbai – the financial hub and nerve centre of the country. Apart from offering diverse cutting-edge programs for students, it also offers executive education programs for professionals who want to make the key transition in their careers. The SBM educational experience aims to equip students with a bedrock of management skills to help them navigate through

Material to who? An alternative for business action on the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Transformational action is needed if we’re to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 – under 12 years from now. Emily Auckland, UKSSD Network Director, proposes an alternative approach for business action on the Goals, starting with understanding who the Goals matter for and are material to. This post was originally posted to UKSSD.  There are more than five million business in the UK. Small and medium enterprises in ten UK cities alone are forecast to make up 27% of total business contributions to the economy per year by 2020. Business activities, services and products impact positively and negatively on all aspects of human

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Picking cherries or peeling onions? Making an impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

This post was originally posted on UKSSD. Organisations are embracing the Sustainable Development Goals but how do they decide what to measure to aid effective decision-making? Catherine Manning, Assurance and Networks Manager at Social Value UK shares her views. Everywhere we look people are talking about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governments, civil society organisations, activists and now big businesses. At Social Value UK we welcome this chorus of support for a unifying framework. Through our membership of Social Value International (SVI) and with members in all sectors we know that harmonising conversations globally and between public, private and civil society

Sopact join as organisational members of Social Value International

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

We are proud to welcome Sopact as organizational members of Social Value International. Sopact empowers investment capital with a higher purpose. Sopact is the creators of The Impact Cloud™ platform which enables investment funds to deploy capital in sustainable investments across the globe by managing the social impact across their entire portfolio. Sopact’s Impact Cloud is a leading impact measurement to management SaaS platform with result collection, impact data management, aggregation, impact insight, reporting, and seamless SROI calculation. Sopact have active customers in community development finance institutes and have advised them on the SROI process from the start including financial proxies. Sopact has

Global bodies join forces to mainstream impact management via ‘IMP’

Monday, October 15th, 2018

A group of leading global organisations has created a network called the Impact Management Project (“IMP”): an ambitious initiative to provide coherent and end-to-end ‘rules of the road’ for impact management. In an increasingly fragmented landscape of initiatives, this network offers a unique shot at agreeing on standards of practice that might ultimately become generally accepted globally. The IMP network, which launches during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, is an unprecedented collaboration between nine global organisations with complementary areas of expertise: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – the largest UN programme with its 170+ offices around

Managing impact, the conundrum for impact investors (and other funders)

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Jeremy Nicholls discusses the specific challenges faced by investors and grant-makers when it comes to managing the impact in their portfolios.

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

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