Who we are
Social Value UK is the national network for social impact and social value. Social Value UK is a member of the global network Social Value International. Our members share a common goal: to change the way society accounts for value. All too often key decisions about resources and policies are made using a limited economic concept of value, which fails to consider important effects on people and the environment. As the gap between rich and poor increases and the effects of climate change become more apparent, our work has never been more urgent.
Social Value UK works with our members to embed core principles for social value measurement and analysis, to refine and share practice, and to build a powerful movement of like-minded people to influence policy. Our goal at Social Value UK is to support, connect, and represent our members through training, knowledge-sharing and networking. Social Value UK is much more than a professional network. Together, we are building a movement for change.
Our Vision A world where decision making, ways of working and resource allocation are based on the principles of accounting for value leading to increased equality and well-being and reduced environmental degradation.
Our Mission To change the way society accounts for value through principles, practice, people and power: Principles: Our principles will lead to the inclusion of social, environmental and economic value in decision making. People: We will build and support a network of like-minded individuals who want to work with us to put these principles into practice. Practice: We will develop guidance, tools, and support to help put the principles into practice. Power: By connecting these individuals and supporting their learning, growth and influence we will build a movement to change the way society accounts for value.
Social Value UK is proud to be a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 2,000 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.