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Re-thinking value in the built environment

31 July, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0

valueValue in the built environment is a subject that is hard to define, often hard to understand and hard to quantify if you don’t understand what you’re measuring and why you’re measuring it.

When we do look at it we tend to look only at the additional monetary value an investment, an innovation or an improvement generates. But is this the only way to define value?

What about the improvements made to people’s lives, to people’s health, wellbeing, prospects and general happiness? Is this not value being created by your asset?

But how do we begin to understand and measure these benefits?

Have you ever considered how to maximise the value it brings to them rather than the value it brings to your organisation? Should there be a difference? Does one not support the other?

Join G4C on the morning of Friday 31st July, in the first of a potential series of events, to explore the creation, assessment and realisation of social value in the built environment.

Joining us to share their experience on the subject includes:

  •  The New Economics Foundation (NEF), who will discuss Social Return on Investment (SROI). They will introduce the concept and theoretical overview of SROI focusing on their key learnings from case studies relating to the property and housing sector.
  • Transport for London, who will give us an overview of their Responsible Procurement & Supplier skills Programme – social value through local partnering, providing us with hands-on experience from a public sector client of what has and hasn’t worked for them to date.
  •  Adam Wilkinson, a pioneer on how to procure for better social and public value, who will provide a unique private sector focus in responding to the challenge of ‘what is the purpose of social value’?
  •  The Construction Youth Trust, who will show us the exciting initiatives which are creating social value, building the case for why and how industry can do more to attract the next generation.
  • Ben Pritchard of Invennt will show us how  Antonio Pissano of Marcel Mauer  our other co-chair is looking at social value during the design process.

Once the talking is finished we will ask you, our audience, to give us your thoughts and challenge you to help us identify, based upon what you’ve heard, how best to deliver social value in the built environment.  The objective of this session would be to establish what next for G4C and Social Value, with a view to the creation of an industry ‘social value handbook’.

Join us and be part of the movement that re-thinks and re-establishes the notion of value and helps us all to tell a better story in creating the world around us, raising the profile of our industry and building a better business case for future investment.

Follow the link below now to register your attendance for this FREE event, spaces are limited:

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31 July, 2015
8:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0




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Palestra Building, 197 Blackfriars Road,
London, SE1 8NJ United Kingdom
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