Posted 10th December 2013
Hong Kong Training and Network Established
During the last week of November, Chief Executive of The SROI Network International Jeremy Nicholls teamed up with seasoned impact evaluation practitioner Kevin Robbie of Social Ventures Australia and conducted two rounds of SROI accreditation training workshops in Hong Kong.
A total of 30 participants from government, nonprofit, social enterprise, impact investing and finance sectors attended the workshops, including one social enterprise practitioner flying over from the Philippines to join the training. The two workshops have been positively received by the attendees. The workshops were organized just as the annual Hong Kong Social Enterprise Summit was being held in town, and local and overseas evaluation practitioners gathered again in the conference session “Innovation for impact: Going beyond metrics” and discussed a wide range of issues including the increasing use of “big data” in guiding impact measurement, the “impact risks” in relation to the biased and selective use of data, and the roles of intermediaries and professionals in advancing impact measurement and the use of impact practices.
Hong Kong also celebrated the establishment of its first membership-based professional body promoting social impact assessment in town – a new intermediary titled the Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analysts. The new professional body will become a formal affiliate of the international network once it completes its registration process.
Hong Kong contact:
Terence Yuen, Convenor
The Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analysts
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]