Social value work is incredibly important because it focuses on the broader impact and benefits that organisations, projects, and initiatives have on society as a whole. It goes beyond financial or economic considerations and encompasses the positive effects on people's well-being, communities, and the environment.
George Jones encourages projects and initiatives that involve community participation, collaboration, and empowerment. By engaging with local stakeholders, addressing their needs, and involving them in decision-making processes, social value initiatives can drive sustainable community development, foster social cohesion, and strengthen social bonds.
A key aspect is looking beyond immediate gains or short-term profit – consideration must be given to the lasting impacts of actions and investments on future generations. By considering the social, economic, and environmental consequences of decisions, we can make more sustainable choices that deliver enduring benefits for society as a whole.