Consumo Colaborativo Shanaka Fernando – August 24th event | TEDxMelbourne Shanaka Fernando is a revolutionary. For many years he has been well-known in Melbourne, Australia, as the pioneer of the Lentil as Anything pay-as-you-feel vegetarian restaurants. In recent times he is becoming influential as a public speaker and motivator.. Shanaka inspires by example. Born in Sri Lanka, since his late teens Shanaka has travelled extensively throughout countries including Kenya, Brazil, Thailand and Indonesia, curious about the culture of people living more closely with nature, people who have little contact with civilization. Shanaka was named Local Hero in the Australia Day awards in 2007 for his non-profit, socially responsible Lentil As Anything restaurants. “You get fed and treated with dignity even if you don’t have any money, and the colour of your skin and your education and your beliefs only put you on a par with everyone else.” Shanaka lives and promotes a simple lifestyle and resided in a tent for three years in the dunes behind a Melbourne beach.
Impact Investing One of the most provocative investment themes to emerge from the financial crisis is “Impact Investing.” But what is “Impact Investing”? At the most strategic level, impact investing is based on the idea that philanthropy and government intervention alone cannot solve the primary challenges that the globe faces. There are two broad groups of impact investors: “Financial First” investors who commit capital with a minimum expected financial return, and “Impact First” investors who commit capital with a minimum expected ESG return.
Social Return on Investment Like other outcomes approaches, SROI can help you manage and improve services and make your organisation more sustainable. It can also improve your relationships with stakeholders; stakeholder engagement is a very important part of the SROI process and is one of its real strengths. SROI is especially useful if the funders of an organisation require outcomes information in financial terms. How does SROI work? SROI is different from many other approaches in that it values outcomes by using financial proxies, so that they can be added up and compared to the investment made. This results in a ratio of total benefits (a sum of all the outcomes) to total investments. While the ratio is important, SROI is about much more than this. There is understandable fear that funders may use the ratio – and this only – to guide funding decisions. Who can use SROI? Implementing any new system can take time and resources. CES and SROI
What is SROI - The SROI Network What is Social Return on Investment (SROI)? SROI is based on seven principles: These principles are core to SROI and how it should be used. SROI is an approach to understanding and managing the value of the social, economic and environmental outcomes created by an activity or an organisation. SROI seeks to include the values of people that are often excluded from markets in the same terms as used in markets, that is money, in order to give people a voice in resource allocation decisions. If you are producing a report of your SROI, we recommend that you have the report assured. Go to the SROI Guide documents Why are the principles so important? The principles are the building blocks for SROI analysis and the assurance process focuses on compliance with these principles. Principles are important because: Download the Seven Principles of SROI document > What about the social return on investment ratio? What is the relationship between IRIS and SROI? What is the relationship between SROI and GIIRS?
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Lentil as Anything - Everybody deserves a place at the table - book by Shanaka Fernando “When money loses its value, the goodwill and kindness we extend to each other will emerge as the ultimate and most sustainable currency of exchange.” Shanaka Fernando is often hailed as a modern-day revolutionary. As the founder of the Lentil As Anything community restaurants in Melbourne that feed thousands every week, he advocates a unique business and life perspective. Entrancingly honest and refreshingly candid, Shanaka’s memoir hints at the roots of his early social awakening with tales of a 1970s childhood in Sri Lanka. Shanaka’s example of what can be achieved based on an inclusive ‘people-first’ philosophy will inspire, challenge and provoke insights and questions that are undeniably worthy of attention. "Fernando is one of those rare pioneers who are prepared to live by their convictions, flaunt social convention and challenge the status quo. Shanaka Fernando is a revolutionary.
Bank Betterment & Bank Breakers: A Fintech story of Boats, Icebergs & Orville. When I joined SVB UK from J.P. Morgan back in 2012, there hadn't been a new UK Bank in years. Small Banks weren't calling themselves ‘Challengers’ (they were just small) and even ‘Fintech’ was so embryonic that today’s “Disruptive Fintech companies” just called themselves FX Brokers. Oh I jest (well, sort of). Looking at 2015, we now have 6 new ‘Challenger Banks’ launching in the UK and Fintech is enjoying such a period of explosive growth that even Traditional UK Banks are taking notice. There’s lots of talk about Fintech being an enormous sector (it is) that’s hugely complex (it is) but when people describe Fintech as “hugely disruptive to Banking as a whole” it’s so often not the full story. Bank Betterment and Bank Breakers. Bank Betterment is the Fintech that partially or fully requires banks to enable their improvement of traditional products. I've long argued that today’s Banking experience in the UK looks a lot like crossing the Atlantic did 100 years ago. How will Banking react?
Social return on investment Social return on investment (SROI) is a principles-based method for measuring extra-financial value (i.e., environmental and social value not currently reflected in conventional financial accounts) relative to resources invested. It can be used by any entity to evaluate impact on stakeholders, identify ways to improve performance, and enhance the performance of investments. A network was formed in 2006 to facilitate the continued evolution of the method. Over 570 practitioners globally are members of the SROI Network. The SROI method as it has been standardized by the SROI Network provides a consistent quantitative approach to understanding and managing the impacts of a project, business, organisation, fund or policy. Some SROI users employ a version of the method that does not require that all impacts be assigned a financial proxy. Development 'Value the things that matter' includes the use of financial proxies and monetisation of value and is unique to the SROI approach.
SROI: misurare il valore sociale degli interventi | PARES Uno strumento per valutare gli impatti degli interventi in ambito sociale Spesso le organizzazioni, in particolar modo quando operano in ambito sociale, hanno difficoltà ad effettuare un’adeguata valutazione degli investimenti e dei progetti realizzati. SROI è la sigla di Social Return of Investment: a partire dalle logiche del più conosciuto indice economico ROI, lo strument0 si propone di misurare e dar conto del valore sociale prodotto da servizi e interventi promossi in ambito sociale o, più in generale, in merito ai servizi di pubblica utilità. L’approccio, elaborato dapprima in Canada e poi nel Regno Unito, si propone di coniugare l’analisi economica di costi e benefici con i principi della rendicontazione sociale, andando a trasformare obiettivi e i valori non economici in misure finanziarie. Particolare rilevanza assume il processo di costruzione, focalizzato sull’individuazione degli outcome prodotti attraverso un forte coinvolgimento di tutti gli interlocutori interessati.
Circular Economy 100 What is the Circular Economy 100? The Circular Economy 100 is a global platform bringing together 100 pioneering businesses engaged in accelerating the transition to a circular economy over a 1000-day (3 year) period. The programme will provide the opportunity for companies to stimulate circular economy innovation, foster collaboration, build capacity and unlock the economic opportunity through accelerator workshops, distance learning modules and an annual summit, hosted by the Foundation and its Founding Partners. Business Rationale Following the launch of the Foundation’s first report in Davos in 2012 the circular economy has rapidly gained the attention of business and government and highlighted an opportunity worth up to 630bn USD for businesses making the transition towards a circular economy. Who's Involved Some 18 companies including have already confirmed their membership of the programme: How will your organisation benefit? The Library Acceleration Workshops Networks and Partnerships