SROI: A History

A short history of Social Return on Investment

We have developed this time line to allow those interested a chance to learn about the development of the SROI methodology and the history of Social Value UK, formerly The SROI Network. ;xNLx;;xNLx;The timeline is continuing to be developed and most dates are estimated within their year.;xNLx;;xNLx;Use the arrow keys to navigate.

1997-01-02 00:00:00

SROI initially developed by REDF

In 1997,REDF's effort to track and analyze the impact of seven San Francisco Bay area nonprofit organizations and their twenty-three social purposeenterprises began. Employing individuals with a range of disadvantages, the enterprises serve a dual purpose: to provide market-driven goods and services to customers, and to provide a supportive training and work environment for individuals who wish to improve their lives. They developed an SROI approach to assess the impact versus cost of these social purpose enterprises.

2001-06-14 00:00:00

SROI Methodology paper released

Analyzing the Value of Social Purpose Enterprise Within a Social Return on Investment Framework

2002-03-15 00:00:00

A Report from the Good Ship SROI

Report released on REDF's findings as they develop and test the SROI Methodology.

2004-01-01 00:00:00

Working Group develop SROI Framework Document

Working Group consisting of Jed Emmerson, Jeremy Nicholls, Sara Olsen, Stephanie Robertson and Peter Scholten come together to initiate an SROI Framework document

2004-06-06 00:00:00

European SROI Network Formed

The European Social Return on Investment Network is founded

2004-08-05 00:00:00

SROI Primer Created

Measuring social impact: the foundation of social return on investment (SROI) released by nef

2005-05-06 00:00:00

SROI Framework Document launched

Initiated in 2004 The SROI Framework document is published

2006-05-11 00:00:00

Social Return on Investment: a Guide to SROI Analysis published

Written by Peter Sholten, Jeremy Nicholls, Sara Olsen and Brett Galimidi and published by Lenthe publishers

2007-08-17 00:00:00

DIY guide to SROI created

nef release their DIY guide to SROI. Authors: Jeremy Nicholls, Susan Mackenzie and Alibeth Somers

2008-02-08 00:00:00

The SROI Network is Formed

The SROI Network is formed with 160 members

SROI: A History

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