Understanding social impact and how it relates to #CSR, #Sustainability and #SROI is the topic of various ongoing discussions across Canada and beyond. Stay connected by following @SiMPACTStrat on Twitter.
Social Impact Articles of Interest
Measuring and Valuing Impact - SEE Change Magazine article by Stephanie Robertson, president of SiMPACT Strategy Group.
Canada Urged to Spend Smarter to Cut Poverty - The TorontoStar - *SiMPACT provided an SROI Analysis for the program Women Moving Forward, whose results were referenced in this article.
Taking Stock of your Company's Social Impact - The Guardian UK
Papers & policies
Valuing Change Financed by Social Impact Bonds
Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a new tool being explored to finance the social innovation agenda, but to be a real opportunity for investors, the full picture of value created by SIBs needs to be acknowledged. Written by Stephanie Robertson, President of SiMPACT, the report explores SROI methodology as a tool to value social outcomes in a more complete form.
Social Metrics, Outcomes Evaluation and Social Return on Investment
The objective of this report is to develop further knowledge on the demand and current use of social metrics tools, including the social return on investment (SROI) methodology. Written by Stephanie Robertson, President of SiMPACT the report aims to inform policy options that will support the development of the social partnerships agenda in Canada.