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Charities and volunteering

WWF: Socio-economic benefits assessment of Celtic Seas Partnership guidelines

Socio-economic benefits assessment of Celtic Seas Partnership guidelines WWF commissioned NEF Consulting to conduct an socio-economic benefits assessment of co-existence guidelines produced by the Celtic Seas Partnership. The Celtic Seas is an area of the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland

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Progressive Business

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

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 and volunteering

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

Launch of the New Economy Accelerator, Cape Town

Michael Weatherhead gave the keynote presentation (see below) at the launch of the New Economy Accelerator in Cape Town. NEA is a platform for nurturing the emergence of a new economy, one that challenges the status quo to create a

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

In SROI, what people says matters

Involving stakeholders at each stage of an evaluation is one of the fundamental principles of SROI, and should be celebrated as one of its greatest strengths. By Sarah Arnold,  Economist, NEF Consulting. The common thread underpinning NEF Consulting’s work is

Health and community services

New report on the social value of investing in dementia 

The Health Innovation Network, Academic Health Science Network for South London, has published a report proving that the positive social value of peer support groups for people with dementia, their carers and volunteers can be far greater than the investment.

Central and local government

Leading the fight for fairness

By Sarah Lyall, Researcher, Social Policy, New Economics Foundation. The most intriguing developments in reducing inequality and poverty are happening in local, not national, government. In Plymouth, as in much of the rest of UK, empty homes purchased as second