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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 and social value resources

Please see below a selection of resources which set out the the key value pillars of the Positive Impact Commerce or "PIC System" (which we endorse) created by Jacqui Archer, Chairperson of Positive Impact Commerce  and 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.

Social Value International Working Group

Set up in January 2020, this internationally diverse group of leading experts has come together to address the multitude of available localised national guidance seeking to deliver "social value" and is streamlining that into a practical set of policies and practices that can inspire consistent global application.

We are sharing inspirational ideas and seek to make it easier for organisations to introduce social value policies to make sure the intended beneficiaries do indeed benefit. We aim to create an international guide to underpin new international contracting standards and norms. 

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Social Value International Working Group

Further Information

Since mid-2019 we have been working with members globally to assemble an extensive repository of consolidated content relating to social value contracting, social value and inclusion. 

Members of the Social Value Working Group can access resources including:

  • Policies
  • Reports and analysis
  • Case studies
  • Articles and academic research
  • Webinar recordings
  • 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.

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.

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World Commerce & Contracting is proud to support the work of Terra Carta. Deriving its name from the historic Magna Carta, which inspired a belief in the fundamental rights and liberties of people over 800 years ago, the Terra Carta aims to reunite people and planet, by giving fundamental rights and value to Nature, ensuring a lasting impact and tangible legacy for this generation.

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