Social Enterprise UK has launched a new podcast exploring the ways in which social value can be used to help businesses, the public sector and Government to develop a fairer, greener society.
Social value is a way of maximising the positive social, economic and environmental impact of organisations. The Social Value Act, introduced in 2012, made it obligatory for public bodies to consider how the services they commission and procure might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the areas they operate in.
The aim of the Social Value Podcast is to help leaders in the public and private sector, to understand how using a “social value” approach will enable better decisions.
The podcast is a part of the Social Value 2032 programme, a partnership between Social Enterprise UK, Jacobs, PwC, Shaw Trust, Siemens and Suez Recycling and Recovery UK.
The programme aims to extend the use of social value across the public and private sectors and highlight how procurement can drive improvement and greater sustainability in businesses and markets in the UK, transform public services and accelerate the drive to Net Zero.
On the first episode of The Social Value Podcast, Michelle Levi, Social Impact Lead for Europe at Jacobs, discusses the importance of building an organisational culture that supports and champions social value.
You can listen to The Social Value Podcast at https://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/socialvaluepodcast/
Find out more about Social Value 2032 here.