Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact


Social Value Metrics

The Social Value Metrics tool is a performance monitoring system that tracks the impact of loans. It assesses economic (volume of sales, revenue, net assets, and the price premium a cooperative fetches for their product versus standard price); social (includes number of members, jobs created, amount of purchases from local rural producers, and price the cooperative pays local producers relative to the price a middleman would pay); and environment (includes total acres under organic certification, the number of trees planted in the past year, and the percentage of borrowers located in or around protected areas) impact of a loan. Questions are included in a standard loan application form.

Tags: case study, indicators

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