Fundación Paraguaya (C): Challenging SROI

by: Paul Godfrey

Publication Date: December 2, 2011
Length: 4 pages
Product ID#: 1-429-218

Core Disciplines: Base of the Pyramid, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, International Business, Social Impact

Partner Collection:

Available Documents

Click on any button below to view the available document.

Don't see the document you need? Don't See the Document You Need?
Make sure you are registered and/or logged in to our site to view product documents. Once registered & approved, faculty, staff, & course aggregators will have access to full inspection copies and teaching notes for any of our materials.


Need to make copies?

If you need to make copies, you MUST purchase the corresponding number of permissions, and you must own a single copy of the product.

Electronic Downloads are available immediately after purchase. "Quantity" reflects the number of copies you intend to use. Unauthorized distribution of these files is prohibited pursuant to term of use of this website.

Teaching Note

This product has a teaching note available. Available only to Registered Educators. Please login to view it.


This case outlines four problems with the Social Return on Capital (SROI) metric, which quantifies the social impact of programs like Fundacion Paraguaya. How do you accurately quantify the impact of infant nutrition programs? This case accompanies the Fundacion Paraguaya (A) and (B) cases.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Explain how an organization develops and implements a new business model.
  • Gain a solid analytical understanding of the elements that create value for stakeholders.
  • Synthesize a complete business model and see the challenges to replication and scalability that may occur.
  • Calculate the Social Return on Investment (SROI) of the new model to see both the potential advantages of measurement as well as the difficulties.
  • Ask a set of larger, more abstract questions about social impact measurement.