What can Socius do to help you deliver more social value?

That was the question Managing Director, Barry Jessup, left on our minds at the first-ever Socius Impact Showcase, which took place at Fora in Borough, earlier this week.

Chaired by Head of Engagement and Social Value, Liam Ronan-Chlond, the packed-out room of real estate representatives and partner organisations, heard from industry experts, Dr Kelly Watson from Hatch, Kristina Arsenievich of Barings, Wesley Ankrah from Savills, ACH Refugee Integration Services Provider’s Paul Hassan and our Director, Olaide Oboh.

Social Impact Showcase
Social Impact Showcase

Discussions centred around the role social value plays in achieving combined profit and purpose objectives and brought together speakers and experts with differing opinions, experience and involvement within the real estate sector.

We received an overwhelmingly positive response to our first showcase and we’re already looking forward to hosting the next one.

A few comments from our invited guests:

“Socius are really ahead of the curve on this agenda, but it really feels that social value is a concept whose time is coming.” Wyn Evans, Director at Forty Shillings and Shared Voice

“It’s been a joy to work with Socius over the last five years and play our part in helping them engage communities and deliver social impact.” Nikki Davies, Managing Director at Meeting Place

“Thank you team Socius for a very insightful event yesterday evening. Great to show that profit and purpose is achievable and that social value adds value!” Jonathan Bainbridge, Bidwells

“Thanks to all involved, great to see the UK property sector acknowledging and taking affirmative action around the ‘S’ in ESG.” Benjamin Hall, LOFT

Tell us your answer to Barry’s question or get in touch to share your views and ideas on social impact by emailing hello@socius.dev