The Impact Evaluation Standard

The Impact Evaluation Standard (IES) helps organisations all over the UK
put a more tangible value on their social value activities


Aligned to comply
with PPN06/20

Fully aligned with UK Government’s Social Value Model (PPN 06/20) and follows guidance from HM Treasury to make your data more easily received.


Proxy values to measure
financial value

121 metrics, arranged in five different impact categories to help organisations measure and evidence the social value they generate. Updated yearly, with proxies from 2015-2023.


Created by a consortium
of social value advisors

Guided by an independent steering committee of recognised leaders from different sectors, with multi-decade experience in social impact valuation and delivery.

The Impact Evaluation Standard (IES) is a proprietary framework designed to help UK organisations measure and value their social value activities.

The Impact Evaluation Standard is a collection of metrics, proxy values and guidance documents designed in conjunction with a consortium of social value experts. It draws upon guidance from the UK government and a range of social value bodies and thought leaders.

The Impact Evaluation Standard is aligned to the UK government’s ‘Social Value Model’ and PPN06/20. In additional to these, the Impact Evaluation Standard includes a range of custom proxy values which allow organisations to convert the social impact they are creating into a financial value.

The Impact Evaluation Standard is commissioned by Thrive and governed by an independent Steering Committee.


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Impact Evaluation Standard book cover 2023

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Thrive is the only software platform accredited to use
the Impact Evaluation Standard

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