Before and Beyond the Build - A blueprint for creating enduring social value at scale through infrastructure investments
Jacobs, in collaboration with Simetrica-Jacobs, has released a new thought leadership paper titled Before & Beyond the Build: A blueprint for creating social value through infrastructure investments. The paper explores how infrastructure investments can contribute to addressing critical societal issues and how infrastructure could be planned, delivered/built and operated to generate enduring social value at scale and help overcome entrenched social issues in our communities.
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The paper takes a systemic approach, looking to emerging models and trends from across the public, private and community sectors that are gaining traction and demonstrating impact on smaller scale, one-off, single discipline projects. It identifies five components that can be implemented across the project lifecycle to generate social value and positive community outcomes. Together, they form our blueprint for creating social value. The five components are:
- Big data analytics
- Blended funding
- Social procurement
- Social value measurement.
Of course, the blueprint itself is just the start. Together with Simetrica-Jacobs, a world leader in social value measurement, we want to collaborate with our clients and partners to test and refine the blueprint. We will evaluate how successful these components are at generating enduring social value when embedded into infrastructure design, delivery/build and operations processes, and delivered at scale, and the circumstances in which they are most successful.