Posted 6th July 2023
Social Value UK are proud to announce that Janina Neumann has achieved Level 1 Social Value Associate Status.
Janina Neumann Design is a graphic design business that helps organisations to scale social impact through brand identity design, branding, and social value reporting.
Ahead of this announcement, spent some time with Janina to learn more about her experience with the assessment process…
Why did you embark on the SVI Professional Pathway?
I embarked on the SVI Professional Pathway because I wanted to get a better understanding of how to measure change within people’s lives and to support Janina Neumann Design’s mission of “Design for social change”.
What elements of the assessment were particularly useful to your learning?
Identifying stakeholders and outcomes have been one of the most useful elements. I found it very valuable to learn how the Principles of Social Value ensure that more voices are heard in decision-making processes. It was also important for me to find a framework that would highlight all meaningful outcomes, even the unintended negative outcomes of a project.
How do you plan to utilise your newly acquired Level 1 Associate practitioner skills?
With my Level 1 Associate Practitioner skills, I look forward to supporting clients with assessing their social value when making policy, delivery, and investment decisions. The additional skills will also help me bring a different perspective to designing social value reports and pitch decks.
Do you intend to develop your social value practice further?
Having already completed Social Value UK’s ‘Social value and SROI Practitioner training’, I would like to become a Level 2 Accredited Practitioner in the future.
Congratulations on joining our social value practice community. What does it mean to you to be part of a global network? How can you contribute to the social value movement and what issues/areas do you intend to address?
Being a part of a global network is exciting as I am keen to learn about the different environments that social return on investment is applied in. It is great to be able to work with a globally recognised framework that has defined social value and its principles so that it can work across different cultures.
“I’m thrilled to have become a Level 1 Associate Practitioner with Social Value International. This will continue to help me deliver Janina Neumann Design’s mission of design for social change.”