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Social return on investment (SROI)

How much is a human life worth?

Monetisation and Social Return on Investment (SROI) AUTHOR: Sarah Arnold Sarah is the trainer for our two-day SROI training course and here introduces an article she co-authored with other SROI experts.  You might think it impossible to put a pound sign on

Transport Fit for Future Generations
Built environment, property and land

The road to prosperity?

Why extending the M4 is not the way AUTHOR: Alex Chapman, Consultant, NEF Consulting If governments took decisions on infrastructure based on making people, communities and the environment healthier, how would they look? What demands would we make of them?

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Environment & Climate Change

The war on solar

AUTHOR: Alex Chapman, NEF Consulting The government were warned what scrapping the feed-in tariff would do – and now it’s happened. Back in November I invited a local solar installation company round to my house to take a look at

Wellbeing

How do you measure wellbeing? A new guide for frontline organisations

The New Economics Foundation has, in partnership with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, launched new guidance for frontline organisations looking to understand and measure wellbeing. You can find more details about the new guidance and other resources from NEF Consulting on our wellbeing

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Built environment, property and land

Impact evaluation of Wates’ relationship with social enterprises

The Wates Group has set a target to work with a social enterprise on every project. In 2013 the group launched the first national Social Enterprise Brokerage (SEB) site in partnership with Social Enterprise UK (SEUK). They aim to generate trade of

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International

New tool launched to support tourism impact measurement

Professionals interested in impact measurement have a powerful new tool at their disposal, with the launch of the Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard’s online platform. The announcement of the online platform follows the launch of the dashboard in September 2016, hosted

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Central and local government

Establishing community-defined social KPIs for regeneration programmes

Author: Elizabeth Cox, Associate Director, NEF Consulting There has never been a greater and more urgent need for a new economy. In response to challenges around housing and rising land prices, many local authorities are moving people in social and

Charities

Notes from China – the long-term impacts of in-country volunteering

AUTHOR: Anke Winchenbach, Consultant, NEF Consulting Anke recently visited three cities in China as part of NEF Consulting’s work on a pilot project for Raleigh International to examine the longer term social and economic impact of in-county youth volunteering. Assessing

Central and local government

Local early action: how to make it happen

A new report on local early action was recently published by the New Economics Foundation for the Southwark and Lambeth Early Action Commission. This report is the product of an 18-month programme of work funded through Southwark and Lambeth councils.

International

Accelerating the new economy

AUTHOR: Michael Weatherhead, International Director, NEF Consulting. Michael also gave a keynote presentation at the launch of the New Economy Accelerator – see the video at the end of this article. What is the best way to affect change?   The New