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
- Construction consultancy
- 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.
Table of Contents
Section I – Social Value: The Opportunity 1. Introduction 2. Social value: the drivers, challenges, and opportunities Section II – Co-creating social value 3. Stakeholder analysis, and managing relationships with stakeholders 4. Managing people and considering, creating, and delivering social value 5. Degree apprenticeships 6. Social value in procurement 7. Circular economy: delivering social value throughout the supply chain 8. A strategic Social Value Framework - A Consultancy Perspective 9. A client perspective on creating and delivering social value 10. Contractor perspective on social value Section III – Placemaking: participative and collaborative design, architecture, and planning 11. Co-designing collaborative economies in design and placemaking 12. Architecture and social value: praxis, strategy, and tactics 13. Delivering social value through planning – local authority as a leader and enabler Section IV – Assessing and measuring social value 14. Principles and good practice in assessing and measuring social value 15. Selected tools for assessing and measuring social value 16. Conclusion
Ani Raiden is a Senior Lecturer in HRM at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, with a well-established research track record. Ani is a certified Carbon Literacy Trainer, and the principles of sustainability are integral to her research on managing people, quality of working life, social value, and construction and project management. In 2009 Ani co-authored a book on people resourcing with Professors Andy Dainty and Richard Neale, and in 2019 she published a first of its kind text on social value with Martin Loosemore, Andrew King, and Chris Gorse: Social Value in Construction, Routledge.
Andrew King runs Soul Value (https://www.soulvalue.co.uk/), a built environment consultancy that helps clients simply and effectively get to grips with social value. He has been involved in construction from a young age, having gained experience working in the family construction business before working as a Quantity Surveyor, running his own surveying business and helping develop a relationship-based supply chain strategy for one of the UK’s largest contractors. His research, lecturing and writing increasingly focuses on social value and apprenticeships and he is a Workplace Tutor for Quantity Surveying Degree Apprenticeship students at Nottingham Trent University.
'It has long been said that the built environment underpins the fabric of society globally. Delivering social value in practice is thus a critical step. This book offers a promising guide for professionals on how to deal with the conundrums of delivering social value in practice.' - Paul W Chan, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands