BCO ESG Webinar: Integrating Social Value in Development, Build back better, fairer and greener

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The Social Value Act has transformed the relationship between the public sector and its suppliers by making it possible for public sector buyers to select supply partners not only on price but also on the social value they bring to the contract.

Start Date / Time 08 Sep 2020 14:00
End Date / Time 08 Sep 2020 15:15
Venue Webinar
National Yes
Type Seminar
Available to Non Members No

Description

The Social Value Act has transformed the relationship between the public sector and its suppliers by making it possible for public sector buyers to select supply partners not only on price but also on the social value they bring to the contract.

This imperative is likely to grow even more as communities look to rebuild themselves after the COVID-19 outbreak and a number of local authorities have already been extending the principles of social value into the planning process.

Key issues that need consideration include:
• Stakeholder engagement. During the pandemic communities have grown closer together and their voices louder. Developers will need to ensure that they not only engage with but also respond to community needs.
• Real community benefits. Developers will need to look at how they can make a real and lasting contribution to the communities in which they are working, including how the new occupiers may be bound to engage.
• Greater transparency and accountability. Local authorities are going to be held more accountable for the decisions they make around planning, and developers and owners will need to consider how they will support the planners by being more transparent in the delivery of their social value proposals.

Embedding social value in development strategies, planning submissions and asset management plans as a means of delivering more value for communities will enhance the overall value of assets. Done well, integrating social value in the planning process will deliver better outcomes for everyone, especially the local community. Join us on 8 September for a webinar to discuss the issues more fully.



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Speakers 


Guy Battle, CEO, Social Value Portal


Panel:


- Phil Mayall, Development Director, Muse Developments 

- Simon Wilkes, Head of Development, Legal & General Investment Management

- Caroline Wilson, Director of Inclusive Economy, Community Wealth Building Programme, Islington Council