Posted 18th December 2019
Social Value UK are proud to announce NETpositive Futures have renewed as Social Value Pioneers.
NETpositive Futures do interesting stuff with interesting people.
They developed the idea of NETpositive™ sustainability back in 2008.
Believing that sustainability had focused for too long on environmental issues and particularly reducing negative impacts, we developed the NETpositive concept to recognise the importance of positive contributions; environmentally, socially and economically.
NETpositive Futures work with teams keen to make sense of this in their own context with a focus on impact and contribution.
Ahead of their joining, we had a chat with NETpositive Futures about their social value journey.
Why do you think social value is important? In your organisation, your industry or in wider society?
Our experience of taking a NETpositive approach has shown us that considering social elements as part of sustainability activity:
• Supports engagement with sustainability because we can focus on the positive contribution people make
• Provides additional measures to build a narrative including social and economic value as well as environmental impact reduction
Does your organisation have a background in social value/social accounting/SROI?
NETpositive Futures has considerable experience supporting public sector procurement teams. Social Value is now part of responsible procurement activity and we are supporting teams and organisations we work with to make sense of the challenge and opportunity that this presents.
Working in partnership with the Social Value Engine (who we met at the 2019 SVUK conference) we have developed a project to explore how social value can support sustainable procurement ambitions.
What are your plans for your second year of SVUK membership?
NETpositive Futures and the Social Value Engine are joining forces to help an elite group of procurement leaders to explore practical ways to consider and measure social value.
The group consists of:
Anglia Ruskin University
Barnsley Metropolitan Council
The University of Birmingham
The University of Manchester
Yorkshire and Humber Police
We will be sharing our findings widely with publication of a report due to be launched at NETpositive Forum we are holding on April 22nd 2020 in Cambridge.
Sheri-Leigh Miles, Director of NETpositive Futures stated: ‘Our procurement clients have already found exploration of Social Value concepts valuable and we are looking forward to sharing the findings of our project more widely at our NETpositive Forum Event in April 2020.’
For more info, please contact:
Sheri-Leigh Miles, Director