Social Return on Investment
Systems Change Series
March 9 | 11am - 12pm | Room 547
Every day our actions and activities create and destroy value; they change the world around us.
Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a framework for measuring and accounting for this much broader concept of value; it seeks to reduce inequality and environmental degradation and improve wellbeing by incorporating social, environmental and economic costs and benefits.
SROI measures change in ways that are relevant to the people or organizations that experience or contribute to it. It tells the story of how change is being created by measuring social, environmental and economic outcomes and uses monetary values to represent them. This enables a ratio of benefits to costs to be calculated.
Mariana Branco, is an economist and evaluator with more than 5 years of experience measuring the economic returns of social investments. Branco created a Social Impact and Cost-Benefit analysis called Social Return On Investment (SROI). She developed the first published SROI analysis in Portugal and managed the first SROI mentoring program. She has since then completed multiple SROI analyses. Branco will speak about the importance of utilizing a social return on investment framework in determining value.
March 9, 2018
11:00 AM — 12:30 PM
CUNY School of Public Health
55 West 125th Street, 5th Floor