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Maximising Social Value in the Built Environment

Maximising Social Value in the Built Environment Group

The thought leadership and working group on Maximising Social Value in the Built Environment focuses on social value and social impact progress within the built environment sector. There is a strong feeling that considering and responding to the needs of stakeholders should be central when commissioning and delivering projects in the built environment, and this group aims to ensure this happens. RealWorth are convening this working group, as their experience and work in this arena is pioneering. RealWorth work with organisations to put a price on social and environmental change and to help them achieve better, more sustainable outcomes.

Aims and Objectives of the Group

  • Raise awareness of the application and benefits of SROI in the built environment
  • Improve and increase the skills of people using SROI in the built environment
  • Progress the objectives of the Group agreed at the meetings already held in 2017. These are:
  • Lobbying for policy change to make social value a more important consideration when commissioning and delivering projects in the built environment.
  • Developing funding mechanisms (impact investment, gap funding, etc) to address affordability / viability challenges.
  • Publicising the benefits of using Social Value to make better, more informed decisions. Promoting concepts and principles, developing case studies etc.
  • Developing tools to maximise and measure Social Value. This should address auditing and validation by external bodies.

These long term goals are broken up in to timed objectives, more information about, and a chance to mould these objectives, can be found by joining the group.

How can I join the group?


“Beyond Apprenticeships and Abseiling” – A Social Value Masterclass
by RealWorth on behalf of Social Value UK hosted by Multiplex

Thu, 13 June 2019

17:45 – 19:15 BST


Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd

2nd Floor, 99 Bishopsgate



This event will focus on three practical steps on how to maximise social value, building on the great work already being done by contractors on training, apprenticeships, community programmes, etc:

  1. Choosing to support something that affects vulnerable / hard to reach people in the local area.
  2. Using local partners for delivery.
  3. Collecting information from people about change

Participants will be treated to some short case studies to illustrate how each of the above steps can be implemented and the benefits that have arisen

The session will end with an informal facilitated conversation about participants’ experiences to date and the challenges, constraints and opportunities that we face as a sector. This may include a discussion on how CITB / Apprenticeship schemes are currently working in practice.

Register for a FREE ticket here.

To find out more information about the next Built Environment group meeting please contact


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