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‘Social value'– What is it, why is it important, how is it measured?

Event organised by ICE

10 May 2021

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This webinar is presented by Jen Pemberton CEO of ANTZ, a social impact organisation based in Manchester but operating across the UK and parts of Europe.

Jen will speak about why it is crucial that UK business fully understands what ‘social value’ actually means and looks like. When engaged properly, it delivers sustainable, tangible change to a community, is genuinely impactful, and helps the business delivering the social value grow.

For organisations engaging with the public sector in tenders, social value has become vitally important to securing new business. They need to take heed of the legislation and directives putting social value very prominently within the tender process, e.g. the UK Government's Procurement Policy Note (PPN) that went live on the 1 January; the Well-Being of Future Generations Act in Wales; and the Sustainable Procurement Duty outlined in the Procurement Reform Act 2014 in Scotland.

Jen will explain how delivering social value within the communities in which a business operates should be as normal a part of the business strategy as health and safety and HR. A company needs to bring its supply chain and partners along with them on the journey and align their social strategy to their commercial strategy. Finally, Jen will explain how measurement of social value is crucial and needs to be done correctly.

This event is co-badged with ICE North West.

For more information please contact:

Felicity White