Challenges and misconceptions with SROI

Challenges and misconceptions with SROI

There is increasing pressure for providers of public services to evidence the social impact they are having. The application of SROI is a relatively young discipline, often not well understood by the third sector. There is considerable variability in how SROI is applied, which makes no two SROI ratios necessarily comparable. This article looks at some of the technical challenges and misconceptions in working with SROI, based on our experience of measuring social investment returns.

A further Social Enterprise Journal academic article, authored by EPG’s Managing Director, is based on this article.

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