Posted 27th May 2015
We are pleased to announce that Cogent Ventures has become the latest organisational member to join Social Value UK.
Cogent Ventures are a business who use their wide ranging health and social care experience alongside their commercial expertise to support organisations to reach their full potential. With the SROI accreditation, they hope to offer on-going support, and to network with other members in order to learn and promote the positive message of social impact reporting.
With the use of the SROI methodology, Cogent Ventures will aim to quantify social impact in a meaningful and accessible way to their clients and the wider business community.
Cogent Ventures are approved providers for the Cabinet Offices’ Impact Readiness program, and are currently working with the Community Forest Trust in Salford, a charity supporting community forestry. They have been identified as an appropriate provider for their ‘Natural Health Service’ Impact Readiness application. This will involve providing an evaluative SROI assessment of the Natural Health Service in order to ultimately create investment and commissioning opportunities.
Cogent Ventures have said “we are very proud to be part of Social Value UK. Our clients expect the best from us, and being a member of Social Value UK means that we can deliver on all aspects of social Impact reporting.
“Social Value UK is a thriving and essential voice of the sector and we’re looking forward to being part of the national, and international, movement towards changing the way the world accounts for value.”
About Cogent Ventures
Cogent Ventures are an organisation dedicated to to taking their knowledge and experience and using it to give health and social care organisations the business tools they need to remain viable and to continue to grow in the current market conditions.
Our vision is to work towards a sustainable health and social care sector built on solid business principles.
About Social Value UK
Social Value UK is the national network for anyone interested in social value and social impact.
We work with our members to increase the accounting, measuring and managing of social value from the perspective of those affected by an organisation’s activities, through our Social Value Principles. We believe in a world where a broader definition of value will change decision making and ultimately decrease inequality and environmental degradation.
To achieve our mission, Social Value UK provides training and assurance services, as well as hosting regular meetings and events, creating new tools and resources, and running campaigns. Through supporting and working with our members, and as a National Member Network of Social Value International, we are creating an international movement for change.