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