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Partner Event: Embedding social value within the professional services sector

15 Sep 2020 - Online 1pm

This event is an external event, but of interest to IED members, given our recent workstream on social value.

Join this expert talk delivered by Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group where speaker Vicky Hutchinson, Environment Practice Director, Atkins will be speaking about embedding social value within the professional services sector.

The concept of social value keeps evolving but is most mature in the construction sector. Here, a core of deliverables associated with project employment and skills plans, such as apprenticeships, training for the workforce, local employment, local supply chain and engagement with those in education, have become a requirement on many projects, either as a result of a client ask, a framework commitment or planning condition. Many contractors’ social value strategies have evolved to match these requirements. They are complemented by a range of less project-specific activities, such as volunteering days, support for the LGBTQ+ community and campaigns to tackle mental health. But how well do these priorities translate to professional services? Are they appropriate?

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