Social Value

A task group generating guidance for industry and local government on using social value as a lens for understanding and incentivising high quality, sustainable development.


March 26, 2018


Policy & Advocacy



UPDATE: The report is now live! Read it here.

Following the January 2017 Sustainable Cities Leadership Summit, UKGBC and Core Cities agreed to collaborate on social value, saying in our Summit report:

We will take forward a piece of work on measuring the social value generated by high quality development, which encourages a consistent approach between policy-makers and developers and could help incentivise sustainable place-making by supporting the business case. This would explicitly build on existing work, rather than reinvent the wheel.

UKGBC members have expressed a desire to better understand the challenges and opportunities of social value measurement for the property and construction sector.

Working with key partners from the Core Cities, UKGBC is leading a project to help make sense of the social value landscape for our sector, and explore how industry can improve and best demonstrate the social value that they are offering the communities in which they build.

For more information, please contact Sophia Cox.

With thanks to the Cities Programme partners:

  • british_land
  • BuroHappoldEngineering
  • gva
  • rockwool