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Five steps towards an inclusive and sustainable economy

We stand at a critical juncture. In this era of significant social, environmental, and political challenges, we have an opportunity…

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New website: building an economy that works for all

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies and the New Economics Foundation have launched a new website to help councils and…

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Valuation of Social Outcomes

New publication from Social Value UK; Valuation of Social Outcomes. This publication provides guidance for all forms of organisation on the…

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Manchester’s progressive procurement enables growth and tackles poverty

Manchester City Council is playing a pioneering role in reinvesting spend back into the local economy, according to a new…

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Social Value Academy: Manchester

An intensive one day training masterclass in social value for those working in commissioning, procurement, and as providers of goods…

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Alliance partners pledge to add social value

Salford Social Value Alliance partners have signed a pledge to to maximise social, environmental and economic value. The Salford Social…

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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the launch of their Social Value Awards

The awards formally recognise the hard work and time that Chamber members give towards initiatives which benefit the wider community,…

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Social Accounting Workshop

The Social Audit Network will be running a Prove, Improve, Account Workshop in social accounting and audit on 27thand 28th…

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RealWorth Event and Survey on Attitudes towards Social Value in the Built Environment

Following the interest the RealWorth Social Value event convening in London later this month, a similar event is being held in…

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Women and Power – GVE Database of Indicators

Global Value Exchange recently uploaded 355 indicators from Women and power: what can the numbers tell us about women’s voice, leadership and…

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‘Pledge to be Social in Salford’ Report

Salford Social Value Alliance are privileged to be working with such a committed and creative group of partners, without whom…

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The Fed Publish their First Social Accounts

In August 2014 Lucy Edwards from The Fed attended a two day master class in ‘Social Accounting and Audit’ run…

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Public procurement should be delivering opportunities for people with disabilities

Following the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)’s report on employment for people with disabilities  (or perhaps more aptly ‘lack of…

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Placing social value at the heart of procurement

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is supporting public bodies to deliver more social value through their procurement activity. CCS has published…

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Manchester Social Value Toolkit for Suppliers Published

Introduction This document outlines what the Council is seeking to achieve for Manchester’s residents and neighbourhoods through Social Value. Its…

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