The Social Return on Investment (SROI) process and framework is a robust structure for forecasting or evaluating services and projects where the direct financial return isn’t immediately obvious.
Not-for-Profit organisations use it to demonstrate the value they create in terms of health, wellbeing, and the environment. For example, keeping people healthy requires investment up front; the resources that would have been spent on this population because they needed hospital care can be balanced out as a return on that investment.
Increasingly commercial and for-profit organisations use SROI to measure the longer-term impact of their change programmes.
This presentation gives an overview of SROI, and then illustrates with a number of case studies in health and social care.