The Social Performance Index

Assess­ing and mon­i­tor­ing com­mu­ni­ty well-being through ener­gy sec­tor investments 

In this paper, we intro­duce the Social Per­for­mance Index (SPI) for ener­gy sec­tor invest­ments as a tool to sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly assess, mon­i­tor, com­pare, and com­mu­ni­cate the social per­for­mance of ener­gy projects on the well-being of com­mu­ni­ties and their mem­bers. By social per­for­mance of ener­gy sec­tor invest­ments, we mean direct and pos­i­tive social impacts on the well-being of indi­vid­u­als and com­mu­ni­ties dur­ing the devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of ener­gy projects and their access to local­ly gen­er­at­ed ener­gy, either in a mon­e­tary or a non-mon­e­tary way.

Relat­ed pub­li­ca­tion:  The Social Per­for­mance Approach

Year of pub­li­ca­tion: 2021

Authors: Sebas­t­ian Hel­gen­berg­er, Grace Mbun­gu, Héc­tor Rodríguez, Almu­de­na Nunez