Unlocking the potential of a social value economy
Over the last decade the Social Value Act generated billions of pounds worth of positive impact for the people, communities, the environment, and the economy in the UK. However, the potential of this transformative legislation is far from being fully realised. As the public sector faces mounting pressure to deliver cost-effective services, every penny counts towards this purpose.
The Social Value 2032 Roadmap – delivered by the Social Enterprise UK in partnership with SUEZ was based on a year of exhaustive research, in-depth engagement, and constructive dialogues with key stakeholders from procurement, delivery, and evaluation across the public sector. The research uncovered an immense potential for even greater benefits of social value, which potentially holds the key to addressing the paramount challenges of our times, including rising social inequality, climate change, biodiversity loss, and the cost of living crisis.
But to do this we need the public and private sector working together, with clear government policy that supports the development of this area, moving towards a social value economy – where our economic choices are measured and assessed based on their potential impact on both people and the planet.
What does this paradigm shift mean in practical terms? Where are the green shoots of transformation already sprouting? Join our webinar as we delve into these questions and explore the topic with experts from across the social value, resources, and waste sector to understand the challenges and opportunities, and how can we tackle them together.
- Isabelle Parasram OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Social Value UK
- Charlie Wigglesworth, Deputy CEO, Social Enterprise UK
- Mark Culley, Strategic Procurement Lead, Milton Keynes City Council
- Michelle Levi, Social Value Lead for EMEA, Jacobs Solutions
- Sarah Ottaway, Sustainability & Social Values Lead, SUEZ
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