As professionals in the field of social development and corporate social responsibility, what tools are available to us to gain a better understanding of our impact on people and communities?
Ayala Foundation, the social development arm of the Ayala group, is hosting a webinar entitled “SROI 101: Understanding Social Impact” on May 14, 2021. This session serves as an introductory course on social return on investment (SROI), which can serve as a valuable tool in measuring the impact of our development initiatives.
Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a framework that helps measure social value. Because the impact of any social investment is not just monetary, SROI assigns a financial proxy to non-monetized, qualitative, and narrative information. This way, we get a fuller picture of our programs’ impact on a given community.
Briefly speaking, SROI looks at the return earned by social investment. The higher the return for every peso investment, the greater the social impact.
Serving as resource speaker is Dr. Jesusa “Jhecy” Rebete, who leads Ayala Foundation’s social governance team. She is an Accredited Social Value Practitioner Level 1. Jhecy has worked extensively in government, academia, and the not-for-profit sector. She holds a doctorate in public administration and is a fellow of Singapore’s Royal Institute of Management. She is also a part-time professor in the Graduate School of University of Caloocan City, teaching research and public administration courses.
Ayala Foundation is the first organization in the Philippines and in Asia to receive a Social Value Certificate from Social Value International, a global network that focuses on social impact and social value.
“SROI 101: Understanding Social Impact” is free of charge, and is open to development workers, CSR practitioners, and others who are interested in community development.
For 60 years, Ayala Foundation has been serving communities all over the country through programs that promote education, sustainable livelihood, and love of country. Organizing the webinar “SROI 101: Understanding Social Impact” serves as an expression of Ayala Foundation’s continued faith in the Filipino.
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