Corporate Social Responsibility We believe in giving back to our communities and getting involved—we’re committed to making an impact. Our commitment University of Phoenix brings corporate social responsibility to life in impactful ways. Although University of Phoenix is nationwide, we give back to the local communities in which we social investment business group, work and play. Our community giving is centered on educational and workplace readiness, employee volunteerism and healthy communities.

We view corporate social responsibility as more than a business practice—we consider it part of our culture. How we give back Working with national and local community partners and professional sports teams, we’re giving back in your community through education-related philanthropy and volunteerism. 20 million to local community initiatives. We invite you to learn more about our impact in your community. This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. A network was formed in 2006 to facilitate the continued evolution of the method. The SROI method as it has been standardized by the Social Value UK provides a consistent quantitative approach to understanding and managing the impacts of a project, business, organisation, fund or policy.

It accounts for stakeholders’ views of impact, and puts financial ‘proxy’ values on all those impacts identified by stakeholders which do not typically have market values. Some SROI users employ a version of the method that does not require that all impacts be assigned a financial proxy. Instead the “numerator” includes monetized, quantitative but not monetized, qualitative, and narrative types of information about value. This section needs additional citations for verification. In 2002, the Hewlett Foundation’s Blended was brought forward by a group of practitioners from the US, Canada, UK and Netherlands who had been implementing SROI analyses together to draft an update to the methodology. A larger group met again in 2006 to do another revision which was published in 2006 in the book Social Return on Investment: a Guide to SROI. The UK government’s Office of the Third Sector and the Scottish Government commissioned a project beginning in 2007 that continues to develop guidelines that allow social businesses seeking government grants to account for their impact using a consistent, verifiable method.

Developments in the UK led to agreement between the Social Value International and the Social Value UK on core principles. As of 2009 all but one of the seven identified principles are now common to the two frameworks. Value the things that matter’ includes the use of financial proxies and monetisation of value and is unique to the SROI approach. Since 2008 Social E-valuator from The Netherlands have been working on solutions for impact measurement. In 2013 Social E-valuator built a brand new online software platform for measuring impact and late 2014 they have launched an inclusive impact measurement platform called Sinzer.