Social value and sustainability
People are the heartbeat of social value. Meaningful engagement with local communities about the proposals affecting them is central to the creation of real social value. Genuine engagement is crucial to understanding what people value and the importance they place on different well-being benefits. A developer can calculate the cost of new play spaces or allotments, but without knowledge of local needs, who knows if these benefits will truly add social value?
The fight against climate change is only as powerful as the people driving it. What is therefore needed is social change. In order to drive that social change, leaders, organisations and policymakers must build a deep understanding of the impact on local communities and places of their operations, programmes, and policies.
Helping organisations understand, improve and manage the positive and negative impact of their actions is a key component of Temple’s social value capability. Our focus on engagement and community profiling will help to drive the social change needed to make companies and policymakers more environmentally sustainable.