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Sustainability, Social Value and Inclusion

Our members are at the heart of the global sustainability agenda. Commercial policies and contract terms provide the framework and create real opportunities for innovation and action.

Together with our members, we subscribe to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We recognize the shift that this represents in the way that the world does business. The contribution of commercial teams will be critical to embedding and achieving the goals.

Sustainability resources

Listen to our webinars and podcasts below which set out the Implementation Model (which we endorse) created by Jacqui Archer, a fellow of World Commerce & Contracting.

We encourage you to share in supporting sustainability, social value and inclusion by entering our awards program. You can also find inspiring stories from our members in our Content Hub.

Find out more about our Awards 

Explore members stories in our Content Hub

Social value and inclusion

Social value policies and stories

Since mid-2019 we have been working with members globally to assemble what we believe to be the world’s only repository of consolidated content relating to social value contracting.

Members of the Social Value Working Group can access this resource which includes:

  • Policies
  • Reports and analysis
  • Case studies
  • Articles and academic research
  • Webinar recordings
  • Also copies of contributions from working group members and recordings of meetings

Contact us if you would like to become a member of the Working Group.


If you have a story to share, please get in touch.

Social Value International Working Group

Today, while the aims and ambitions for social value are very similar, the approaches to implementation are highly localized.

This introduces levels of cost and complexity for the organisations introducing such policies and for those who are targeted to benefit.

Our working group is focused on inspiring ideas and creating an international leading practice guide to provide an underpin for potential standards and norms.


Inquire about joining the group

Social Value International Working Group

Case studies



Comic Contracts

Understanding, empathy and inclusion in our contracting and commercial work is at the heart of what we do. 

No matter what industry or geography, creating contracts that are clear, easy to understand and support the user has a profound social and economic effect.

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Creating Lawtoons to inspire young voters in India

An inspiring story from India, based on the efforts of Kanan Dhru, who leads work to support thousands of Booth Level Officers whose job is to identify eligible voters and ensure that they are properly registered.

This is a story of one of those Booth Level Officers and a young and aspiring voter.

Download this inspiring story