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
The Arabic translation of the Social Return on Investment (SROI) Guide is up! Completed as a partnership between Social Value International and Sustainable Square, the translation aims to serve as a guiding reference for Arab practitioners to further promote the concept of calculating social value within the region. “It’s fantastic that The Guide to SROI is now available in Arabic. We have seen increased interest in this area over the last couple of years and this will really help people engage. I would especially like to thank Eric and his team for all their work getting this out.” Jeremy Nicholls,
Throughout November 2016 Social Value International (SVI) undertook some research to understand how far the Social Value Principles have been understood, adopted and applied in practice. This is part of SVI’s efforts to measure our own impact. A survey was distributed online to current members, expired members and non-members of SVI. This is the third time we have conducted this type of survey and the results are fascinating.
Mariana Branco, in collaboration with several organisations dedicated to increase the prosperity of Africans by catalyzing the innovation spirit in Africa, has recently completed he first SROI mentoring program in Angola and the first Angolan pilot SROI analysis. Find out more about this amazing achievement.
35 outcomes and 58 indicators have been added to the Global Value Exchange
These have been adapted from the NHS Outcomes Framework 2016/17 which is intended to “hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes”.
The Office of Civil Society has funded a total of £30,000 (including VAT), to 8 different external providers with expertise in social value and/or impact management, to work with commissioners in practically applying the Public Services (Social Value Act) 2012. This work was known as the Social Value Implementation and Measurement Project.
Social Value International published a new Supplementary Guidance document that accompanies “A Guide to Social Return on Investment (2012) and focuses on Principle 2.
What factors influence impact measurement in social investment? Read our latest report.
The SIAA Challenge 2014 was an experiment in crafting a narrative from a sea of qualitative and quantitative data.
The SROI Network, soon to be Social Value UK, has just released a report calling for a change in legislation to demand more assurance of social and environmental impact information.