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