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.
Fundación Paraguaya (C): Challenging SROI
by: Paul Godfrey
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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.