We’re joining forces with MIT’s SHIFT platform, where the Toolkit’s contents will soon be available.

In the meantime then please explore the selection of useful resources and links included below:

Tool Related Steps Further information

Poverty Footprint

A methodological framework and indicators for the identification, measurement, assessment, and prioritization of socio-economic impacts along the value chain; designed to be implemented in collaboration with a development NGO such as Oxfam.


Progress out of Poverty Index

A methodology, including detailed guidelines, survey instruments, and worksheets, for calculating the percentage of a stakeholder population that falls below $1/day and $2/day international poverty benchmarks and the national poverty line.


Roundtable for Product Social Metrics, (2016), Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment.

This handbook outlines an aligned method for social impact assessment at the product level. The work of the Roundtable is based on the approaches of the participant companies and external references such as UNEP SETAC Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products (UNEP SETAC, 2009) and corporate level standards (GRI, 2013; ISO, 2010).


Social Capital in Decision-making: How social information drives value creation.

This study:

  • Introduces social capital and how it drives business value creation.
  • Illustrates how social capital information can be used by internal and external decision-makers who are key to business success.
  • Maps how pioneering companies already inform the decisions and actions of their stakeholders, leadership and managers with social capital information.
  • Provides pragmatic guidance for companies on selecting and implementing fit-for-purpose measurement and valuation approaches.
  • Contributes to the ongoing development of the Social Capital Protocol – a harmonized approach to social capital measurement and management.

Social Value International (2012), Supplementary Guidance on Materiality.

This is a supplementary guidance document that accompanies “A Guide to Social Return on Investment” (2012). This supplement provides guidance in relation to determining materiality for SROI analyses.


Social Value International, (2012), The SROI Guide.

This second edition guide offers straightforward advice for conducting Social Return on Investment (SROI). The guide goes through the SROI process in stages and facilitates the completion of an Impact Map.


Social Value International, (2016), Supplementary Guidance for Principle 2: Understand what changes - Part One: Creating well defined outcomes.

This is a supplementary guidance document that accompanies “A Guide to Social Return on Investment” (2012). This guidance focuses on the principle ‘understand what changes’, and on the analysis of this information in order to produce a set of well-defined outcomes.


Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox

The Anglo American Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT) is intended to help operations to benchmark and improve the management of local social and economic impacts. The SEAT process enables operations to take a more strategic view of interactions in relation to, for example, local employment; reducing the exclusion of disadvantaged groups; training; procurement and community social investment.


The SDG Compass.

The SDG Compass explains how the Sustainable Development Goals affect businesses, signposting tools and knowledge to put sustainability at the heart of business strategy.


Towards a Social Capital Protocol: A Call for Collaboration.

This position paper puts forward a proposal by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for the development of a harmonized approach for businesses to measure and value their interactions with society: A Social Capital Protocol.