What is the big audacious goal?

At Social Value Portal, we’re dedicated to doing more and being bolder. That’s why we’ve committed to a Big Audacious Goal (the B.A.G) to deliver £100 billion worth of social value by 2025.

Our goal is equal to the total amount spent by the UK on education each year. By achieving it, millions of people’s lives, and communities across the UK will see positive impact.

What is our Big Audacious Goal?

At Social Value Portal, we’re dedicated to doing more and being bolder. That’s why we’ve committed to a Big Audacious Goal (the B.A.G) to deliver £100 billion worth of social value by 2025.

Our goal is equal to the total amount spent by the UK on education each year. By achieving it, millions of people’s lives, and communities across the UK will see positive impact.

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Three woman looking at a tablet with people in the back ground.

Collaborate on creation

We believe the power of the collective is proven and so we’re calling on everyone to become a Social Value Creator. Make your own pledge to do more good for people and communities.

We’ve already created almost £12 billion in social value with our members. As more organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors commit to providing social value support, we know that we can achieve even more.

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Three women at table with one speaking.

Why pledge?

Public Sector

Any public sector body can be a Social Value Creator. From reassessing your procurement, your pipelines or your human resources strategy, there’s a long list of opportunities for your institution to make a real difference.

Pledging as a Social Value Creator will have many benefits for you and your community, such as:

  • Meet the public sector commitment (Social Value Act 2012)
  • Positive community relations
  • Auditable and verified outcomes

Improved organisational success and management

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Private Sector

More and more businesses know the power of creating social value. From established corporates to new waves of start-ups, companies recognise that the boundaries between financial and non-financial successes are blurring.

Pledging as a Social Value Creator will have many benefits for your business:

  • Positive business relations
  • Auditable and verified outcomes – going further than ESG reporting
  • Improved staff recruitment, retention and satisfaction

Winning and retaining public sector contracts

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How much social value can we create by 2025?

No matter how big your organisation is, get involved and make a pledge. And whatever your individual commitment may be, we will support you. Our goal is £100 billion by the end of 2025 and we know that by working together we will get there

But don’t be seduced by the big number. At the end of the day, a number helps everyone to understand the scale of our ambition. What really matters are the changes we bring to people and communities; its what’s behind that commitment that will show the real value:

We know they’re ambitious targets – but they’re within reach.

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People clinking flute glasses with shiny, golden confetti falling on them

What’s in our B.A.G?

Apprenticeships and training

Apprenticeships and training

230,000 apprenticeships and training weeks provided.

Jobs

Jobs

55,000 jobs created/ sustained.

Local economy support

Local economy support

£28 million spent with small and medium businesses, supporting local economies.

Volunteering

Volunteering

227,000 volunteering hours facilitated.

Carbon emissions

Carbon emissions

3.1 million tonnes of CO2 saved.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

131,000 staff wellbeing hours given.

Real targets of real value

What is £25 billion worth?

  • The amount UK businesses spend on tax administration every year (£25bn)
  • About what the UK spends on adult social care annually (£23.3.bn)
  • Just above the revenue that Netflix generated last year ($24bn)

 

 

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A man set a table on a laptop looking out the window at some trees.

Ready to get started?

Book a demo with a member of our team to see the Social Value Portal in action and find out how to maximise the good you do.

FAQs

What is the Big Audacious Goal?

The Big Audacious Goal is our commitment to deliver, along with our members, £100 billion in social value by 2025.

What are the Social Value Creators?

The Social Value Creators is a movement. It’s a group of organisations who have pledged to deliver an ambitious amount of social value by 2025. And you can become a Social Value Creator to be part of the movement.

Why £100 billion?

Why not? We’ve done the maths, and mixed with a sprinkling of aspiration, we believe that £100 billion is an ambitious, but achievable amount.

How can I contribute to the goal?

You can contribute to the goal by pledging your support now. Make a commitment to how much your organisation will deliver and we’ll help you get there. Pledge and become a Social Value Creator.

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