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Our Head of Development discusses social value in Development Finance Today

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Kirk Taylor, our Head of Development, believes social value should be at the heart of development projects in the UK. 

A sustainable economy is a key goal for the UK. The government has developed a clean growth strategy, which means boosting national income while also cutting greenhouse gases.

While progress is being made in a range of areas, from water to waste, building more sustainable buildings that make a greater social contribution is also a clear priority.

Sustainability is now a core factor for more and more businesses. There is an increasing recognition that companies that have both a social and commercial purpose have a better chance of success as they are in step with long-term trends in both the UK and the global economy. Having a more sustainable approach will help boost UK productivity, career opportunities, enhance people’s earning potential and help protect the environment and climate upon which we and future generations depend.

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