Social Value Internal Audit
Our personable approach delivers an audit that scopes the social value impact of your business. Drawing on two decades of social value expertise from from within Connect Reading, our recommendations can move your business forward in its positive impact on the economy, environment and community.
Social Value Training & Workshops
Are there aspects of social value that you need further embed in your planning and practice? If you’re really honest, does everyone in your business know what social value really is?
Our Social Value packages are interactive, practical and are designed according to your business’ focus.
Our team worked on Reading’s Vision for Volunteering, grounding our commitment to developing strategies that transform Corporate Volunteering practice. We help you increase employee engagement and community impact. Whether you’re considering adapting your policy or are looking for more creative ways to engage your employees, we’re with you every step of the way.
ISO 14001 Training
As sustainability continues to be a vital topic and deliverable for businesses, the ISO14001 globally recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) is increasingly important. Our training helps you identify, manage and enhance your environmental performance. We help businesses demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship.
If you are working on a tender, a project or a strategy which requires expertise in sustainability, social value or cross-sector delivery, then look no further. From embedding local suppliers into your supply chain to creating cross-sector partnerships, we help our clients maximise their positive impact on communities and the environment.
ESG Scoping Project
We take the time to understand your ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) aims, researching the context you operate in so our support can maximise the positive impact of your work. From bespoke support on tenders to developing internal strategies and marketing, we’re here to make a difference with you.
Using their years of experience from across multiple sectors, they bring a balanced and wider-scoped view to our offering.
Cross-sector work and partnership development has given Lorraine her passion for impact and innovative strategy, working to boost social value and practice within clients’ businesses. She is also CEO of Connect Reading.
Almost twenty years of public sector experience in procurement has allowed a strategic perspective, with expertise in social value and sustainability. Kate recently presented at the World Sustainable Procurement Day 2023.
Our collective of experts hail from within the Connect Reading cross-sector network, with specialists in a range of areas; from private sector business, to charities, CICs and social enterprises plus many with public sector experience.
We have built the third sector into our supply chain by using Connect Reading as our admin support.
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