Social return on investment is a performance measure similar to ‘Return on investment’, but which takes a broader societal perspective to valuing costs and benefits. Social and environmental factors are considered, in addition to economic variables to estimate benefits and costs. The formula used is the same as for return on investment, being benefit minus costs divided by costs, with the results expressed as a percentage. All benefits and cost must be expressed in monetary units.

How to cite: Social Return on Investment [online]. (2016). York; York Health Economics Consortium; 2016. https://www.yhec.co.uk/glossary/social-return-on-investment/

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