Media + Resources

Please find a timeline of resources and media publications inspiring this movement, and as a part of this movement.

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2019 – Social Media Pack

The How Do Companies Act? Open Letter media pack is available for download here.

2019 – Open Letter to UK Political Leaders

Social Value UK, Social Enterprise Mark CIC and Social Enterprise UK have penned an open letter and petition calling for a review of the Companies Act 2006. 

Read more.

2019 – Policy Position

Social Value UK has published a three-page document outlining the legislative goals of this campaign, and how this will be achieved.

Download the document here.

2019 – Social Value UK Publishes Three Part Research Document

In 2019 we published a three part document which contains a short write up of the findings of our 2018 survey with YouGov, a longer think-piece focusing on the current state of accounting, as well as the complete list of survey questions.

Download the document here.

2018 – Social Value UK + YouGov Survey

In late 2018 we completed a survey across the UK to gauge changing reactions to the current state of accounting. Our survey showed that 85 per cent of the public do not want their investments to maximise financial returns if there is no interest in social or environmental impact. Find out more here.

This research was featured in:

U.K. Public Wants More Company Environmental, Social Disclosures – Bloomberg Tax

Survey: Consumers want corporates to include sustainability in profit calculations – edie

Call for wider reporting requirements on profitability – Accountancy Daily

2015 – Manifesto

We released our manifesto for change just before the 2015 UK General Election. It focuses on how we can make organisations more accountable. Read more here.

2014 – How do Companies Act?

In December 2014, we launched our policy report How do Companies Act. In it, we argue the case for more assurance of social and environmental impact information in corporate reporting. Find out more here.

2014 – Moral Investor Report

Read the Moral Investors report by Jeremy Nicholls on the role of accountants in investing here.

2012 – Are we accounting for value? A discussion document

In 2012 we published ‘Are we accounting for value? A discussion document’.  Are the basic accounting principles that have developed over hundreds of years still fit for purpose? Jeremy Nicholls, founder of both Social Value International and Social Value UK argues that they could be reshaped to be more relevant to the global economy. Accounting for value is a discussion piece. Read more here.

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