|Date & Time:||May 26, 2022 8:30 am||Add to Calendar (.ics)|
Does creating social value in the built environment matter?
Measuring the ‘S’ in ESG can lead to unfavourable outcomes, what is the best way to measure social impact?
The UK Green Building Council’s framework for defining social value focuses on wellbeing and quality of life improvements in relation to the interests of stakeholders impacted by a property: “In the context of the built environment, social value is created when buildings, places and infrastructure support environmental, economic and social wellbeing, and in doing so improve the quality of life of people…”
The role of social value in the built environment will be discussed by our panellists who include:
Moderator: Ami Kotecha,
Eime Tobari – Founder & Director, COCREATIF Limited
Dr Eime Tobari is Social Value Strategist in real estate and urban planning and Founder of COCREATIF. Her mission is to drive positive change for the socio-economic sustainability of places. She guides public and private sector organisations in developing and implementing a social value strategy for organisations and projects through strategic advice, capacity building and collaboration.
She has two PhDs (Architecture and Sociology) and a unique set of expertise across architecture, urban planning, sociology and data analytics; and rich international consultancy and capacity building experience in real estate and urban development.
She also contributes to training programmes for industry practitioners as a tutor at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She is currently a co-chair of UK ULI Infrastructure and Urban Development Council.
Sophia Gibson – Associate Director, Social Value Lead, CBRE
Sophia Gibson is Social Value Lead at CBRE where she is supporting their investors and asset manager clients to understand the social impact of their real estate portfolios, and how they can identify opportunities for delivering value to the communities that their assets are a part of. In her previous role at the UK Green Building Council she led the Social Value Programme and co-authored a number of best practice guidance documents on social value in real estate.
Guy Battle – CEO, Social Value Portal
Guy Battle is passionate about the contribution that business can make to improve our society. This has been one of the driving motivations behind Social Value Portal, which he set up in 2015 to provide an online solution for measuring, procuring, and managing social value. Guy is also the creator of the National Social Value Measurement Framework (The National TOMs) which have become the most widely used methodology for measuring and reporting social value in the public sector. Outside of his work with SVP, Guy chairs the ESG committee for the British Council for Offices, focusing on environmental sustainability within office developments, and also chairs Riversimple, a zero-emissions mobility solution that builds and operates a growing fleet of hydrogen-electric vehicles.
Pete Gladwell – Group Social Impact & Investment Director, Legal & General
After an erstwhile life as a youth worker, Pete joined Legal & General in 2007, launching a new generation of property funds focussed on liability matching and Defined Contributions pension schemes, and L&G’s partnerships with NEST and PGGM, which total over £5bn. In 2015, Pete moved to lead L&G’s investments with the Public Sector – including the Cabinet Office, Combined & Local Authorities, NHS, Housing Associations and Universities – which now total over £6bn.
Pete continues to lead on public sector investments, as part of a broader remit to identify and drive strategic investments and initiatives through which L&G can use its resources to benefit society. This includes L&G’s partnership with Sir Michael Marmot to address health inequality.
Pete holds an MA from Brasenose College, Oxford in Computation, the IMC, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Honorary Professor at University College London.
Pete is heavily involved in local community projects in Harlesden, west London and a Trustee of the Fairness Foundation, the Institute of Community Studies, and the Young Foundation, which works to create a more equal and just society through social innovation.
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