Social Value in Practice offers the reader a simple, accessible guide for considering, creating, and delivering social value in projects and within their organisation.
The book connects social value to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and presents an insight into the many and different practical ways in which individuals and organisations can make a positive impact towards resolving the 'people, planet and prosperity' agenda:
'Good work' - good practice in managing people, including working conditions, and equality, diversity, and inclusion
Education, skills and employment, including apprenticeships and enhancing the industry image
Social procurement and circular supply chains
Strategic partnerships and social enterprises
Community development, regeneration, and placemaking
Architecture, design, and construction
Assessing and measuring social value.
Reflective practitioners can pick it up, turn to a chapter and learn something they can use right away. Through numerous practical examples and think pieces, this book can help readers learn how to create social value, how to improve and build upon current practice, and how to co-create social value in partnership with clients and the supply chain. The authors aim to empower and inspire stakeholders to engage with new ideas and create more value for those using the built environment. This book is a must read for all those involved in procuring, tendering, planning, designing, developing, funding, building, working in, and managing the built environment.