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March 2017
CERISE Newsletter


Version 2.0.1 now online. Check out the updated version of SPI4 2.0, with  language updates for Russian, Portuguese, Bahasa and TrueLift poverty indicators in French and Spanish.

With the arrival of 2.0.1, SPI4 v1.3 is officially retired! SPI4 v1.3 will no longer be available on CERISE website.

Users who would like to access the previous version of the SPI4 and corresponding benchmarks can contact CERISE directly.


Join the growing ranks of investors using SPI4-ALINUS to speak a common language when it comes to measuring your partners’ double and triple bottom line.
Learn more by listening to the recent Introducing ALINUS webinar.

Check out common FAQs and resources in the new ALINUS Toolkit. This is a working document that will be updated with new resources. Take a look and send us your feedback!

Or, reach out for customized training for your investment teams. Already trained or slated to be trained in 2017:  GCAMF, SIDI, BNP Paribas, ADA/LDMF and Alterfin.
Top 15 countries reporting with SPI4

SPI4 in numbers 

312 questionnaires completed

88  different countries

70 in the pipeline

Find a Qualified Auditor 

83  qualified auditors worldwide

600+ people trained in SPI4


FSPs in Togo introduced to SPI4

In a 3 day training facilitated by Patrick Djondo of DMD Consult and Mohammad Attanda of MAIN and financed under the Responsible Microfinance Facility, 7 FSPs in Togo were introduced to SPI4 and social performance assessment.

Social Business Scorecard for due diligence

In February, CERISE met with French impact investors to create a version of SBS for investor due diligence. Investors will select indicators from which CERISE will design a dashboard, to create  an easy-to-use due diligence tool to assess social business. The selection process is underway and should be finished by early April. If you are interested in participating, let us know.

Social Business Scorecard 2.0

CERISE is updating SBS based on experience and feedback from partners. SBS will be further aligned with SPI4-ALINUS where relevant, and indicators from the IRIS catalogue. CERISE is also looking to integrate reporting indicators connected to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Upcoming trainings and funding opportunities

SPI4 Virtual Training for potential auditors - Join us for a 90 minute overview of the SPI4 and audit process.  Participants must send a mock SPI4 (filled in with real or dummy data) to CERISE prior to the training.
in English – March 14th -  4:00-5:30pm (Paris time).
in Spanish - March 16th -  4:00-5:30pm (Paris time)
in French - March 27th  - 11:00am  - 12:30pm (Paris time)
Social Investor Working Group meeting March 15- 16, at the University of Zurich, hosted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Swiss Capacity Building Facility, and the University of Zürich’s Centre for Microfinance. 

CERISE will present at the International Colloquium “Social Finance, Impact Investing and the Financialization of Public Interest’ – March 23-24th, 2017, University of Hamburg, organized with EHESS Paris.

The Responsible Microfinance Facility (RMF) offers trainings and provides co-financing to African FSPs for improving SPM-applications accepted through 17th March 2017. For FSPs in Europe, Central Asia, Latin America and the MENA region, the SP FUND offers     co-financing to conduct a Social Audit Plus - applications accepted through July 2017.

SPI4 ALINUS Toolkit for Investors

Check out the new ALINUS Toolkit for investors developed in collaboration with members of the SPTF Social Investor Working Group and CERISE. This working document is designed to answer FAQs and provide links to resources for social investors looking to adopt SPI4-ALINUS, the common social data due diligence and monitoring tool that gets investors speaking the same language
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