Tomorrow Greater Manchester will elect its first ever Mayor. Greater Manchester Poverty Action have developed a newsletter containing a series of short articles written especially for the successful candidate’s attention. Read the newsletter on their website. Greater Manchester Poverty Action asked stakeholders across the city region to set out what they think the newly elected mayor needs to … Continue reading Greater Manchester Poverty Action – Mayor election special
Nick Temple, Deputy Chief Exec of Social Enterprise UK, shares his thoughts on an inclusive industrial strategy. Read the full article online.
On 1 March CLES and Manchester City Council launched 'The Power of Procurement II: the policy and practice of Manchester City Council 10 years on'. Some of the key achievements include: Direct spend through procurement into the Manchester economy has increased from 51.5% in 2008/09 to 73.6% in 2015/16; with spending across wards diversifying; Spend … Continue reading Progressing procurement processes and practice in Manchester
The Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN) is a network of organisations which seeks to influence stakeholders, policy and strategy at the Greater Manchester level around social value. GMSVN believes that social value should be at the heart of Mayoral priorities in Greater Manchester moving forward and has therefore submitted the below message to all mayoral … Continue reading Messages for Greater Manchester Mayoral candidates
Emma Back has written a great blog for Social Value UK on the importance of start-ups setting out social value measurement from day one. "The various tools and stages of social value fit very naturally into the chronology of starting a business." Read the blog in full on the Social Value UK website.
Alan Kay from the Social Audit Network writes about language relating to social accounting, social impact, impact measurement, impact management... and cuttlefish. Read the article in full on the Social Audit Network website.
An update on Manchester City Council's creation of social value through procurement activity: Over the course of the last ten years, Manchester City Council has been at the forefront of progressive policy and practice around procurement. With an annual spend of over £600million, Manchester City Council has sought to ensure that every procurement decision it … Continue reading The Importance of Social Value