Sustainable Return on Investment
Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) is a methodology that identifies the initiatives that will best accomplish your project goals; optimize the total value of your project and position your project with the best possible business case for approval or funding.
SROI determines the full value of a project by assigning monetary values to all of the costs and benefits—economic, social and environmental. The process provides decision support to help communicate the full value of your project, by placing a monetary value on the sustainable initiatives including the direct, indirect/non-cash costs and benefits and the externalities, like greenhouse gas emissions and public health & safety. These benefits are generally overlooked in a traditional economic assessment and therefore not revealed to stakeholders.
In these economic conditions, sustainability can't only be about doing the "right thing" for the environment and the communities where we live, work, learn and play. SROI provides the business case for making sustainability choices that will make your project environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.