Mapping social value to the UN Global Goals
For organisations that already contribute or want to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals agenda, Social Value Portal has created a tool that leverages the National TOMs Framework. This gives organisations the power to mobilise resources, connect organisations across sectors, and empower communities to take ownership of their needs.
The SDG Mapping Tool explores how different Measures contribute to specific Goals.
Why a mapping tool?
There is a strong alignment between the social value interventions delivered through the National TOMs and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and so the Portal offers a mapping tool within its design.
Within the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework, progress against the 17 Global Goals is measured against a set of 169 Targets and 232 Indicators. To estimate the contribution of the TOMs to each Goal, Social Value Portal has mapped each TOMs Measure against the SDG 169 Targets.
How are they mapped?
Mapping is achieved by analysing the scope and intended beneficiaries of each Measure and assessing how these directly overlap with each Target. Links between the proxy values in the TOMs and the SDG Indicators are identified to establish a quantitative link in measurability.
There are a range of figures in the Global Goals Report to ensure the reporting is as transparent as possible. The TOMs use a mix of social value proxies for the outcome/impact of the Measures and, where those are not available, some input/output proxies. These have been reported separately for complete transparency.
Local Economic Value
Local Economic Value generated through the TOMs is reported separately. While these interventions create value for the local community in terms of jobs and increased business opportunities, from a societal perspective they might be displacing some of those opportunities from elsewhere.
Total social value
The total social value has been calculated based on the deadweight and attribution parameters identified at Measure level and through the input, output, outcome and impact proxies (based on primary and secondary data as specified in the social value report). This provides a high-level estimate of the average expected value to society generated by the Measures.