SROI is a form of stakeholder-driven evaluation blended with cost-benefit analysis tailored to social purposes. It tells the story of how change is being created and places a monetary value on that change and compares it with the costs of inputs required to
achieve it. SROI analyses are generally conducted by practitioners who have been accredited by the international SROI Network1. Practitioners work to the seven principles2 of SROI outlined in the Guide to Social Return on Investment 3. Considerable care is taken to ensure the close engagement of all stakeholders in the conduct of an SROI analysis, and to ensure the quality and integrity of the resultant reports.