July 2016
CERISE Newsletter



SPI4 gets a facelift!
CERISE released SPI4 2.0 in July, a revised version based on user feedback. With 20% fewer indicators, an improved social dashboard, closer alignment with IRIS and the updated Client Protection Certification Standards, SPI4 2.0 is keeping up with sector developments. This beta version is available in English, French and Spanish for now. Try it out and tell us what you think!

Spotlight on SPM in Morocco   
Check out Moroccan investor JAIDA's benchmarking report, an aggregated analysis of SPM practices in the sector, based on SPI4 social audit results  (in French)

CERISE on Radio France International
Listen to CERISE’s Jon Sallé, guest on the radio program Eco d’ici Eco d’ailleurs, Microcredit: from philanthropy to business (in French)

Social Business

AFD renews commitment to social business  
AFD and CERISE have signed a partnership agreement for 3 years to continue work started in 2015. On the agenda: new tools, data infrastructure and communication efforts.
  • Simplified version of the CERISE Social Business Scorecard to conduct rapid assessments 
  • Scorecard to help social business investors monitor their social strategy
  • Data visualisation tools to monitor social business performance 
  • Data platform to collect, aggregate and analyze data from the social business scorecard
  • Training materials and publications to promote robust approaches to evaluate and strengthen social businesses

Upcoming trainings

Virtual trainings on SPI4 -  CERISE organizes 2h virtual sessions on demand to introduce SPI4 and the social audit process. Interested? Sign up and we'll keep you posted on the next session.

LeAD Campus - Sciences Po, CEFEB, University of Cape Town and ISM Dakar have developed ambitious certifying training program called LeAD CAMPUS designed for African leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors. CERISE will give a seminar on SBS to LeAD participants in September.


CERISE 2015 Annual Report in English 

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