New social value partnership for Infrastructure Intelligence

Infrastructure Intelligence has teamed up with online software platform and consultancy Thrive on a new partnership around social value. This will give a greater profile to the social impact that the construction and infrastructure sector makes through its work. 

The new partnership will see Thrive sponsor the Social Value Hub on the Infrastructure Intelligence website as well as working with the title on a range of initiatives including an annual online social value conference, a new social value panel as well as contributing to thought leadership pieces across the Infrastructure Intelligence’s news and features output, giving our readers in depth issues to really consider.

Commenting on the new partnership, Infrastructure Intelligence editor Andy Walker said: “We are delighted to be working with a forward-thinking organisation like Thrive who are making an impact in our industry by helping to demonstrate the influence that construction and infrastructure companies are having through their day-to-day-work. The Thrive approach to evaluating social value has been designed in a way that emphasises the unique needs of construction businesses and it’s clear from their recent link up with Kier that they really understand the diverse set of needs the clients in our sector have. 

“Social value is increasingly being highlighted as a crucial requirement on construction and infrastructure projects. More and more clients stipulate the companies they work with must quantify the social good they can deliver on projects. However, social value comes in many different guises and many organisations still do not understand what it is or how to create it, let alone how to measure it. Our partnership with Thrive will help Infrastructure Intelligence shed light on these issues for our readers and give added focus to our coverage on social value and related issues. We are really excited to be working with them.”

Thrive chief executive, Neil Macdonald, said: “The construction and infrastructure sector has an important part to play in the delivery of social value at scale. The industry has a strong influence through the money it spends, the people it touches and the outcomes it can deliver and so it can be a voice of change and improvement for social value in our communities. 

“We are delighted to team up with Infrastructure Intelligence to support this journey, not only to support the sector with knowledge on social value requirements, delivery or reporting, but to also provide real guidance in how to navigate the social value path and implement real change that can make a difference.”

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