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Hats off to the RICS on social value. But we need to go further.

Social value is a key consideration for the built environment, but it’s still frequently overlooked. Many surveying and valuation practitioners either ignore it completely or adopt a rather narrow interpretation of the Red Book/International Valuation Standards. 

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Environmental justice and social value

One year ago, The Lancet published the findings of its Commission on Pollution and Health. The report should have resulted in immediate action by governments and regulators on a worldwide basis.

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Finding new ways of investment to create sustainable development

It’s been a while since the Financial Times (October 16th, 2017) reported that the UK National Advisory Board for Impact Investing (a group of charities and investors), asked the government to come up with a £2bn catalyst fund to ‘jump-start private sector investment in economically-deprived communities’.

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How property can be used to generate lasting societal value

March 2018 saw us complete our work on a report written in association with International Law Firm Trowers & Hamlins and its Working Group to make the case that the greatest financial return on investment is achieved by creating buildings and places in which people and communities thrive.

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Why can’t our planning regime deliver the places people deserve?

There have been many attempts to define the components that together make up places that support people and the environment.

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RealWorth interviewed on UK National Radio

We were invited to speak on BBC Radio5Live recently.

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Revealing social value in the built environment

This is a summary of the key points and next steps that came out of the two group events RealWorth held under the auspices of Social Value UK in London and Manchester in May and June 2017.

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RealWorth appointed on transformational Manchester scheme

RealWorth has been advising on the economic and social value delivered on a major regeneration project in Manchester.

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RealWorth host Social Value Event in Manchester

Following our well attended and inspiring evening in London in mid-May, RealWorth is holding its second event revealing how the Built Environment can be used to create lasting social value and be a positive force for good.

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RealWorth to host social value event with U+I

There are a few tickets remaining for our event on Social Value in the Built Environment which is co-hosted by specialist regeneration developer U+I and Social Value UK.

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Moving from short-term profit to sustainable investment

How to align the interests of private and public sectors with the aspirations and needs of local citizens, businesses and communities.

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RealWorth value benefits of waste prevention and recycling

We are delighted to have begun work with Mersey Recycling and Waste Authority to help them measure and improve the social and environmental value created by their Behavioural Change Programme.

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