The Year in Review
This year has been a monumental turning point for social value, and not just in terms of policy and legislation announcements. For organisations and individuals alike, the events of last 12 months have brought to the fore new priorities and forced new ways of doing things that will redefine our future.
Unsurprisingly, the pandemic has dominated the headlines and this has triggered consumers, employees and investors to put increasing pressure on organisations to behave more responsibly and with purpose.
The sentiment is simple: People want organisations to prioritise social, environmental and governance issues above profits. Company vision and values have been put firmly to the test and any firms unable to evidence practical examples of what they are doing to action change have been called to account.
These are issues that are already influencing, and will shape the political and social landscape in 2021 and beyond.
The World Health Organisation declared coronavirus as a pandemic and lockdown came into effect in the UK. The World Stock Market crashed and we entered the largest economic recession since the great depression.
The Government published PPN06 which mandated the inclusion of social value in all central government contracts from January 2021 and rolled out a training programme to 4,000 civil servants.
What can we expect in 2021?
So, what are our predictions for the year ahead?
And here at Samtaler?
2020 was a growth year for us and we anticipate 2021 will be even stronger. Our priorities
1. Producing a range of training courses to help public sector suppliers understand what social value is and how they can develop an offer for their bids.
2. Helping more organisations understand and embrace the commercial benefits of implementing social value into their operating model.
3. Continuing to publish the monthly Social Value Files. It's quite time consuming but we love that it gives us a vehicle to share lots of Social Value goodness for free
4. Growing our business, employing more staff, paying more tax, and doing everything we can to do our bit to help the post-COVID recovery.
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