December 2014


Guest Blog by Assumpta Ozua first ‘brilliantly’ delivered at The Hospital Club during Sustainability Week. Inspired by our collective inaction on Climate Change…. Dear Employees It’s raining hours on your minutes while you wish it would just shower seconds until I adjust my tone enough for you to feel more at ease and

Most organisations are accustomed to justifying decisions over business activities with a ‘business case’ as they seem to offer a definitive conclusion about business activities. That applies not only to businesses but also to the public sector and the third sector. But our society, within

The Social Value Act can be a game changer, but only if communities have a chance to speak and are listened to. At the moment, most Authorities are still developing their Social Value Strategies with only 30% actually having a strategy in place (see our survey).

Social Value – A False Dawn? On 12 November is staging, in collaboration with The Social Value Portal (, a video-recorded studio event called Social Value – A False Dawn? We have a great panel lined up including Hazel Blears MP, Professor Olinga Ta’eed of Northampton University, Guy Battle, chief executive of the

I am on holiday- in Madagascar on an island off the west coast called Nosy Be. It is beautiful and the people here have the biggest brightest smiles you have ever seen and the whole world just seems to light up. But as always if you

Today we are launching our new website on the back of our latest survey that shows that less than 30% of Public Authorities have a Social Value Strategy more than 18 months after the implementation of The Public Services (Social Value) act 2012. Our survey

We will be organising a series Social Value Conferences around the country. If you are interested please contact our Community Coordinator at Watch this space for future events

We were employed by a Waste Management Company (WMC) to carry out an assessment of its social impact in a London Borough (LB). We provided Social Impact Mapping for waste management services and community activities and an analysis of the Social Return on Investment (SROI)

We launch today. It’s been quite a journey to get here and it has only just begun! So why now and why The Social Value Portal? I think Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is dead, it has always been a bit of side issue anyway but over the