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  • 07/06/2023
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Social Value Portal appoints expert Social Value economist
Dr Daniel Fujiwara

Impact and wellbeing to be further incorporated into the widely recognised
Social Value TOM System

On 6 June 2023, Social Value Portal  announced the appointment of Dr Daniel Fujiwara as a consultant to the business. His overarching brief is to further incorporate impact and wellbeing into the widely recognised Social Value TOM System and to develop a global measurement, evaluation and reporting framework of the same name.

We are absolutely thrilled that Daniel is joining the business to share his wealth of knowledge and expertise. We are presently leading the way across the UK in Social Value measurement and reporting with the Social Value TOM System but we know we cannot stand still.

Guy Battle, CEO, Social Value Portal

A well-known figure in the industry, Dr Fujiwara joins the firm from global Social Value measurement, wellbeing research and impact evaluation company Simetrica Jacobs, which he founded in 2014. He has also been tasked with further developing the firm’s impact measurement framework for the real estate sector, sharing his extensive knowledge with the Social Value Portal team through training, ensuring the TOM System is compliant and advising the firm as it enters the global market.

With more than 20 years experience of policy evaluation and Social Value measurement, Dr Fujiwara is known for his key role in developing the UK government and the OECD’s approach to Impact Measurement, having co-authored a number of guidance manuals on Social Value and policy analysis – including for HM Treasury’s Green Book.

I am very pleased to be joining SVP at this exciting time for Social Value measurement. Interest in – and demand for – Social Value measurement continues to grow globally and I am excited to be able to work on developing the Social Value TOM System across the world, helping organisations to improve how they measure their social impact and value.

Dr Daniel Fujiwara

The global corporate wellness market has been valued at USD 53.0 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand annually by 4.47% from 2023 to 2030. This poses a significant opportunity for Social Value Portal, who recently secured £8.5m in Series B funding and celebrated achieving B Corp status last year.

Working closely with the independent National Social Value Taskforce, the company has been responsible for establishing Social Value good practice for the UK’s public sector and business community. In addition, the company has been helping organisations from all sectors and industries to measure, evaluate and report their Social Value contributions for almost a decade.

With Daniel’s experience – particularly in the wellness sector – there is no one better placed to take us to the next level, supporting all users of the TOM System not only here in the UK, but across the world.

Guy Battle, CEO, Social Value Portal

Dr Fujiwara’s previous government roles include Senior Economist positions at Ministry of Defence, Department for Work and Pensions, Cabinet Office and Ministry of Finance (Tanzania). He has also held research and academic positions at; the United Nations (UNDP), London School of Economics, Australian National University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.