FA Solutions has started sponsoring the Finnish football club Grankulla IFK Fotboll rf. As a part of the cooperation, FA Solutions will help the club measure their Social Return on Investment (SROI) with the model developed by UEFA in collaboration with European universities. The model puts a precise figure on football's broader economic, health, and social impact.
“We at FA Solutions think that taking care of children's health and well-being is the cornerstone of our future – especially during these exceptional pandemic times. A team sport like football is good for both the body and mind, and it teaches important life skills, such as teamwork and dealing with feelings of both winning and losing. All this is important for children’s development and welfare.”
As a part of the cooperation, FA Solutions will provide the football club with expertise in data analytics to help GrIFK Fotboll to collect and analyze data about their Social Return on Investment (SROI). GrIFK Fotboll is taking part in the UEFA SROI investigation that measures the added value football brings to society by examining its broader economic, health, and social impact.
The UEFA SROI model represents a new kind of way to actualize the impact of football. In Finland, the initiative is managed by the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto), which is a member of UEFA (The Union of European Football Associations) and FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). The first measurement round showed that the SROI of football in Finland is approximately 1.2 billion euros. The second measurement round is currently going on, revealing new figures very soon about Grankulla IFK Fotboll’s SROI.
““Putting football’s Social Return on Investment (SROI) into actual numbers helps us to develop our activity. We have always known that our activity has a big impact but getting actual data enables us to prove it.”
“We wanted to provide GrIFK Fotboll with more than just money by giving them our expertise in data analytics, too. The UEFA SROI model is a great example of a bigger global change; actors in different industries now aim to find out and consider their activity’s actual effects on the world. Our solutions in the finance industry help our clients act more ethically, responsibly, and according to good governance. We wanted to leverage this approach of diverse responsibility also via this sponsorship.”
People at FA Solutions have noticed that football is a truly universal language that brings people together.
“While working with clients and partners all around the world we often talk about football first and business second,” laughs Helenius.
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