This webinar is about how to measure impact in the places where people live taking account of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Place based approaches put communities and their context at the heart of impact measurement.
This involves a more joined up approach than simply considering particular social themes or activities.
This is a core feature of the Social Value Engine, which aligns all the impacts it measures to the sustainability of the place where the impacts happen.
The onset of Covid-19 makes this webinar timely. We have assembled a team of speakers to offer their views about the changes, which will arise in the longer term because of the virus.
We will subsequently explore how the Social Value Engine and other impact measurement approaches can be used to both forecast and measure the social impact of these changes in communities.
Whilst we are in the midst of pandemic it is impossible to predict all the challenges and opportunities it will present. We have however picked out certain strong themes around which to assemble our panel.
Professor Nigel Curry (University of Lincoln) will reflect on how the impulse towards more local trading and trusted networking as means of exchange will change the way local economies work.
Professor John Shepherd (Birkbeck University) will reflect on how new approaches to home working and online retailing will change the nature of towns and cities and the way people relate to them.
Michael Wood (NHS Confederation) will consider how new patterns of health and social care will arise from the virus.
Dominic Driver (Natural Resource Wales) will consider the environmental impacts of the virus and their longer term implications.