Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportIntroductionpeer-review


This chapter will present an overview of the book and introduce the concepts of social value and social impact in modern society. Social impact and social value are vague concepts with a plethora of definitions and methodologies, resulting in poor understanding for organisations. This chapter covers these terminologies and definitions, acknowledging differences internationally, especially the non-global nature of the term ‘social impact’ itself. By exploring social impact and social value, this chapter seeks to define social value in a way that can help promote the benefits of impact measurement, whilst considering the limitations. Furthermore, this chapter introduces the key debates and perspectives that are explored in the proceeding chapters [Relevant SDGs: SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Impact Measurement for a Sustainable Future
Subtitle of host publicationThe Power of Aesthetics and Practical Implications
EditorsRichard Hazenberg, Claire Paterson-Young
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-83151-6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2021


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    Richard Hazenberg (Academic)

    1 Feb 2022

    Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachWork on advisory panels for social, community, cultural and industry engagementResearch

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