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The future of social procurement

The future of social procurement
This article was written by Interim CEO of Social Value UK, Catherine Manning. This month Supply Change held their first Social Procurement Festival, a great day bringing together suppliers and buyers with a shared vision of increasing their social value to make connections, and hear…
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Risk to reputation pressuring…
Opinium poll shows 91% of UK businesses committed to becoming more ethical Covid-19, climate crisis and Black Lives Matter increasing pressure to change Business leaders admit risk to market reputation and financial results are main dangers of not demonstrating positive values,…
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ANNOUNCING CHAPMANBDSP AS SOCIAL…
Social Value UK are proud to announce chapmanbdsp as Social Value Pioneers. chapmanbdsp are a building services and environmental engineering consultancy which works with their clients to make the built environment more sustainable. They have embedded…
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International Women’s Day 2021:…
The following blog is by Social Value UK’s Interim CEO Catherine Manning The International Women’s Day theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge to call out gender bias and inequality.  Social Value UK has the fight against inequality at its very heart.  We have been working…
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UKGBC Framework for Defining…
For the built environment sectors, last week came with good news as the UKGBC launched a new framework to complement existing tools and approaches for social value in the sector and in this blog we’ll share a few of our reflections on its introduction. A commonly raised challenge…
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Announcing our 2020 SVUK Members…
Social Value UK conducted a survey with our members and network at the end of December 2020 to gain greater insight into the effects the global health pandemic has been having across our membership community here in the UK. The survey also explored the importance of social value throughout…
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Announcing Cara Kennelly as a…
Social Value UK are proud to announce Cara Kennelly of VINCI Facilities has achieved Level One Associate Practitioner status. VINCI Facilities delivers Facilities Management (FM) and Building Solutions (BS) to organisations across a wide range of sectors. VINCI Facilities have developed…
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Lobbying government for improved…
Today Social Value UK, along with 11 other social enterprise support organisations, have responded to information you’ve provided in our recent survey on COVID-19 financial support. We are working to influence the government to ensure that the support packages can work for you.…
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whatimpact announce educational…
Tech for good company whatimpact.com are on a mission to create positive change between the private and third sector. Their first-hand research provides recommendations to improve collaboration between companies, charities, social enterprises and grantmakers. These…
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“I truly believe that the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls.” Malala Yousafzai…
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 – why we need more than just…
Social Value UK is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. This year’s theme, as decided by the Mental Health Foundation is nature. The…
Social Value Matters 2021: Leading Our Transition To A Sustainable…
We are proud to announce that Social Value UK is partnering with the Social Value Matters 2021 conference, taking place online and in person on the 20th…