Find out about some unique projects that will preserve island heritage for future generations, and the social value outcomes making a difference.
Engaging the VCSE sector remains one of the biggest challenges facing councils today. How can the next iteration of good practice engage the sector more comprehensively?
Transparency and openness are essential to engagement - the challenge that has underpinned the LGAs promotion of Social Value Statements for Councils. The take up has been slow, but those that have engaged are using it to improve their performance.
Many larger businesses have a Corporate Social Responsibility or ESG programme, developed and fine tuned over many years. However, with the rise of social value and the focus on local it seems that these programmes may becoming redundant.
It is now a legal requirement for government to 'buy for social'- but what of the private sector and how can they adopt the principles of the Social Value Act in their own procurement activities?
The culmination of day one of the National Social Value Conference 2022 saw all attendees join a high profile panel of thought leaders and experts for the inaugural Giant Social Value Hackathon. Watch the video on demand.
Private, public and third sectors came together virtually at the 4th Annual National Social Value Conference to address maximising social value.
Welsh Local Government Association's Programme Manager Richard Dooner, tells us what he learned over the two days of the National Social Value Conference: Wales last week (17-18 November 2020).
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