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Better isn't good enough: why we must optimise social value

Posted by Jeremy Nicholls on 30 April 2015

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Why does the way in which we think of, manage and create social value lack the same drive and unapologetic hunger that exists in the creation of financial value? Jeremy Nicholls, CEO of the Social Return on Investment (SROI) Network, argues that it's down to accountability.

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Accounting and Inequality

Posted by Jeremy Nicholls on 30 April 2015

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Inequality is the most pressing issue of our times. From Joseph Stiglitz and Oxfam’s recent research to the IMF and the CEO of Goldman Sachs, many are citing it as a critical issue leading to poverty and unstable societies. However, it is not just the broad brush issues that are affected by inequality.

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Topics: Accountability, Impact investing

SE100 Investor Index calls sector to account

Posted by Jeremy Nicholls on 27 March 2015

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The new SE100 Investor Index rates social investors on their transparency and impact measurement. Co-founder of the index and CEO of The SROI Network, Jeremy Nicholls, says ratings are important to encourage competition and better performance.

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Topics: Impact investing

Using SROI for a Social Impact Bond

Posted by Jeremy Nicholls on 27 August 2014

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Social Return on Investment (SROI) and Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are two ideas that are increasingly mentioned in the same breath.Emma Tomkinson talks about the differences and the similarities between the two.

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Topics: Impact measurement, Social Return on Investment

Who is all this social impact measurement for?

Posted by Jeremy Nicholls on 11 August 2014

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Over the last year or so there has been big increase in interest in measuring social impact. Must be a good thing? But with the last few reports released Jeremy Nicholls has begun to wonder who all this measurement is for.

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Topics: Impact measurement, Benefits, Stakeholders

Impact, impact, impact

Posted by Jeremy Nicholls on 11 August 2014

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The impact concept has moved from the discussion of benefits, returns and value creation, to 'How much impact?' and 'What is your impact?'. We now have 'impact investors and 'imspiring impact' and lovely new words like 'impactful'. Jeremy Nicholls from The SROI Network feels uneasy.

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Topics: Impact measurement, Making a difference, Social change

Why should we accept claims about social returns?

Posted by Jeremy Nicholls on 11 August 2014

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What if the legal and financial protections available to investors were also given to recipients of social returns? Jeremy Nicholls makes the case in his latest blog, and ask if the community share schemes are the answer.

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Topics: Value, Impact investing

The wild, wild west of social impact

Posted by Jeremy Nicholls on 23 July 2014

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Hang up your cowboy hat - the social impact goldrush will soon be over, hopes SROI sheriff Jeremy Nicholls.

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Topics: Impact measurement, Social impact

Stop now and get your measurement sh*t together

Posted by Jeremy Nicholls on 23 July 2014

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Is the private sector putting social enterprises to shame on social value accounting? Think it’s enough for you have a social purpose without checking if you’ve made a difference? Try telling that to anyone who didn’t get a job at the end of your employability project, says Jeremy Nicholls

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Topics: Blog

It’s a local shop – for local people

Posted by Jeremy Nicholls on 23 July 2014

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Being 'local' often makes sense. But if can't be the driver for social value, says Jeremy Nicholls in his latest blog.

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Topics: Blog

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