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How do we trust claims made around achieving social impact?

How do we trust claims made around…
how do we trust claims made around achieving social impact? KARL LEATHAM, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012 Why would we want to? Well, don’t we care about unverifiable claims made in the world of Impact Measurement? Perhaps we should. The whole business runs to the heart of how we survive as organisations…
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Materiality – at the coal face
Materiality – at the coal face.   JEREMY NICHOLLS, 06 SEPTEMBER 2012 The question of what should be included in any account that someone gives to someone else to explain the results of their actions will be difficult. And yet this question, the question of what should be…
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Not all differences are the same
Not all differences are the same JEREMY NICHOLLS, 01 AUGUST 2012 One of the most commons things I hear about SROI is that SROI is only one approach to measuring impact. Whilst clearly true, SROI and other approaches are asking the same question – How much difference have I made?…
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The Social Return on Investment…
The Social Return on Investment Network and Local Government Association launch new “Guide to Commissioning for Maximum Value.”   The SROI Network, in co-operation with the Local Government Association is pleased to announce the launch of the new “Guide to Commissioning…
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Global Executives say Companies…
Global Executives say Companies Should Be Measured by their Societal Purpose, According to New Deloitte Survey By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, Monday 23rd January 2012 At the World Economic Forum 2012, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) will share the results of a global…
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Guest Blog: Collective Impact…
Collective Impact and SROI- Why Scale Matters GUEST BLOG BY GARRY HAYWOOD, 6TH DECEMBER 2011 In his opening blog, Jeremy uses the anecdote of his son Jack playing under the desk as a device to explore if an ‘integrated development strategy’ should be simple or not. People like…
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Creating more value with what we have
Creating more value with what we have There are so many different approaches and opinions around ‘accounting for value’ that it’s difficult to see the wood for the trees. In Making it Count, a new publication launched yesterday at the Good Deals conference, Jeremy Nicholls introduces…
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Collective Impact and SROI
Collective Impact and SROI BY JEREMY NICHOLLS With all the current interest in collective action in order to create significant and sustainable change, I can’t help thinking back over the UK Governments long and cross party history in investing in collective action to achieve sustainable…
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Social Return on Investment Principles…
Social Return on Investment Principles gain momentum as government policy continues to emphasise the importance of Social Value The need to incorporate social value, rather than just economic value is becoming increasingly important across all sectors. Conservative MP Chris White’s…
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Announcing Social Value UK Community Groups
Social Value Community Groups provide members of Social Value UK the opportunity to come together and connect with other members who hold similar interests,…
Announcing the updated Social Value Management Certificate
Social Value International are pleased to announce the launch of an updated version of the Social Value Management Certificate.  This is the first…
Social Value Always Matters Interview Series Launched
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