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Do the right thing – embedding environmental and social impact into core business

  • Type HQN Event
  • Venue Virtual workshop
  • Start 12 Oct 2021 10:00
  • End 12 Oct 2021 13:00


Do the right thing – embedding environmental and social impact into core business

Virtual workshop

With the increasing focus on Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, accurate impact measurement is going to become a critical way for organisations to demonstrate their value. This workshop will give you a greater understanding of what’s required and how to measure your impact in key areas.

Housing providers have always been proud of their social purpose – but how many still view this as a ‘nice to have’?

Despite being deep-rooted in the ethos of many organisations, social value is a much-used, but often wrongly applied term. This has led to inconsistencies with how we report impact across the organisation.

Since the enactment of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 organisations, and with the growing emergence of ESG performance measures, it is now more critical than ever for social housing providers to demonstrate their achievements in this area.

These impacts are happening across the organisation as part of day-to-day business, and through the relationships with our supply chain, but this is often not reflected in our reporting. With the increasing focus on ESG reporting by investors, accurate impact measurement is going to become a critical way for organisations to demonstrate their value in order to secure future funding.

What will be covered:

This virtual workshop, led by social impact expert Barry Malki, will offer a high-level overview of Environmental and Social Impacts covering the following:

  • Introduction to Environmental and Social Impact
  • What it means in practice
  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • Examples of best practice (and bad practice)
  • Making procurement feed into ESG performance
  • Understanding measurement (an overview of different methods and their relevance).

Why should you attend:

The aim of this event is for delegates to leave with a greater understanding of Environmental and Social Impact, and how those impacts can be achieved through core business operations.


  • Barry Malki, Director of Communities, Social Squared

About our speaker: 

Barry is one of the UK’s leading experts in Community Investment and Social Impact and has undertaken a wide range of strategic consultancy for public, private and charitable organisations for many years. As well as having worked directly on several high-profile regeneration and investment programmes, Barry is engaged as an adviser and associate for a number of organisations, including a non-executive position of Mears Group’s Social and Diversity Impact Board. He is currently on the panel for a White Paper review of the Social Value Act due to his expertise in this area. He is a highly effective communicator, and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars about aspects of his work.

If you are members of the following networks, this event will be beneficial. Not a member? Click the below links to find out more:

The Housing Quality Network | The Asset Management Network | The Housing Finance Network.

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Delegate fees:
Full price: £125.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £99.00 *

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* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts or free places at this event. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.


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