About us

Social Value International is the global network focused on social impact and social value.

Our members share a common goal: to change the way society accounts for value.

All too often key decisions about resources and policies are made using a limited economic concept of value, which fails to consider important effects on people and the environment. As the gap between rich and poor increases and the effects of climate change become more apparent, our work has never been more urgent.

Social Value International works with our members to embed core principles for social value measurement and analysis, to refine and share practice, and to build a powerful movement of like-minded people to influence policy.

This pioneering community contains members from 45 countries, drawn from a huge range of different sectors and disciplines. Our goal at Social Value International is to support, connect, and represent our members through training, knowledge-sharing and networking.

Social Value International is much more than a professional network. Together, we are building a movement for change.

Will you join us?

Our Vision

A world where decision making, ways of working and resource allocation are based on the principles of accounting for value leading to increased equality and well-being and reduced environmental degradation.

Our Mission

To change the way society accounts for value through principles, practice, people and power:

  1. Principles: Our principles will lead to the inclusion of social, environmental and economic value in decision making.
  1. People: We will build and support a network of like-minded individuals who want to work with us to put these principles into practice.
  1. Practice: We will develop guidance, tools, and support to help put the principles into practice.
  1. Power: By connecting these individuals and supporting their learning, growth and influence we will build a movement to change the way society accounts for value.

Our People

Ben Carpenter, Operations Manager

During his time at Social Value Intenational, Ben has helped to grow and develop a range of membership services, most notably Assurance and Accreditation. Working with the membership, Ben has strengthened representation across private and public sectors, and civil society. Ben has also led on international initiatives with the OECD, World Economic Forum and World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Ben’s background in homelessness, social housing and the built environment, affords him experience that spans sectors and an in-depth knowledge of Social Value accounting.
Catherine Manning, Membership and Networks Manager

Catherine Manning is Membership and Networks Manager for Social Value UK. Catherine manages all individual, organisational and network relationships assuring the delivery of real value for all our members, as well as actively promoting network development. She also works with back to back partner organisations, and coordinates member benefits including regional meetings, webinars and working groups.

Before joining Social Value UK, Catherine worked in the UK Higher Education sector, the public sector and with a variety of UK and international third sector organisations managing organisational partnerships and delivering world class, meaningful project solutions for clients and partners.

Catherine holds a BA in Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology, as well as an MA in International Development: Public Policy and Management, from the University of Manchester.
Clare Bentley, Office Manager

As Office Manager Clare is responsible for the day-to-day running of Social Value International. She is the first point of contact for Social Value International members and members of the public who contact the organisation and provides administrative support for all membership, training and assurance and accreditation services.

Prior to joining Social Value International, Clare worked as an administrator and book-keeper for various third-sector organisations including The Charities Trust and The Aspire Trust

Clare has a BA in History and an MA in Historical Research from the University of Liverpool and is particularly interested in the social impact of heritage, culture and the arts.
Lucy Greenwood, Communications and Campaigns Officer

Lucy is the Communications and Campaigns Officer at Social Value UK and Social Value International and is the lead on all communications and campaigns for both organisations.

Previously, Lucy worked for the Women’s Equality Party, leading their election campaign for Mayor of Liverpool City Region and then as a campaign organiser for the Women’s Equality Party’s General Election 2017 campaign in Vauxhall, London.

Lucy has developed her campaigning expertise including campaign strategy and project managing the delivery of campaigns with such diverse subject matter as women’s equality, housing, devolution, health and human rights, gained across trade body, charity and public sectors.

Her proudest achievement is coordinating a campaign that won the commitment of the new Mayor of Liverpool City Region to deliver a strategy to end violence against women and girls in Merseyside, Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and the Wirral.

In Lucy’s spare time she loves to travel, read and keep up-to-date with the arts, foster her creativity by making clothes and has a long-term family history research obsession.