Measuring Social Value Within the NHS

With so many demands and rapidly changing priorities, delivering Social Value within NHS services can seem like an overwhelming challenge.  In an organisation of over 1.3m staff, split into different trusts and partnerships, commissioned from various sources, and delivering free care for communities up and down the country, it can be hard to see where Read more ›

The 30 Second Climate Crisis Bathtub Model

As we enter into the final week of COP26, when most of the headlines will be focused on this agreement or that, and with the media clamouring for soundbites and gaffs, commitments made and promises reneged upon, it occurred to me that it may be worth putting it all into context – And in good Read more ›

Cyber Security Through A Social Value Lens

Introduction If you were to look at any organisation, small or large, you would expect to see some degree of Cyber Defence or Cyber Security capability – whether that be Malware prevention on a collection of laptops for a small business or a fully-fledged 24×7 Cyber Operation for a multi-site Enterprise business. If you were Read more ›

Social Value and Cyber Security – Is There Really a Link?…

This week the BBC News reported “40 million T-Mobile customers hit by US data breach”; this follows their 15m customers affected by a security breach in 2015.  Online data theft is becoming all-too-common, and one wonders if we risk becoming complacent by this ever-common threat to the safety of our personal data.  Remember Facebook, BA? Read more ›

The New Social Value Metrics – People, Planet, Prosperity

Focusing on Social Value requires a change in mindset.  In previous years, the bottom line drove all activity for many businesses across the world, and though that’s not quite the case anymore, shifting perspectives to looking outside of an organisation instead of inwards can take some getting used to. A concept we often discuss with Read more ›

Creating Real Social Value

The effects of the global pandemic have been devastating for communities across the world, and as we work to rebuild, we’re presented with an opportunity for growth as well as recovery. Social Value – also known as corporate social responsibility, creating shared value and/or social responsibility – is a growing priority for every organisation.  The Read more ›

Social Value – No Longer Just a “Nice to Have”

Business and industry have come far in recent decades, yet I still see room for change.  Social Value can no longer be purely a gesture or a ‘nice to have’.  There’s growing evidence to show both businesses and customers putting far more importance on environmental and social credentials, especially within the last 18 months. Back Read more ›