CSR & Social Value

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not just a tick box exercise. Used correctly it can be a powerful tool to improve your company’s reputation, raise profile and positively influence key decision-makers. Nudge Factory has five year’s experience delivering CSR plans that don’t just make our clients look good, but actively progress their corporate aims and vision.

As a founding principle of the business, Nudge Factory offers its CSR & Social Value services to a wide range of businesses and organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors. 

Our CSR & Social Value services include:

For Corporate Clients

Nudge Factory has a track record of creating high-impact CSR strategies for everyone from global corporate giants like Westfield to start-ups and social enterprises.

  • Corporate CSR Strategy Development
    Working with stakeholders across the charity, government and business sectors, our tailored CSR strategies generate measurable outcomes that are good for business and good for the community.
  • Corporate CSR Programme Management
    Since our inception, our team has run hundreds of CSR events and programs. Using strict performance indicators and an accredited benchmarking system, we can be relied on to manage and deliver complex, multi-stream programs that last days, weeks or even years.
  • Grants & Fund Management
    A named grant, administrated through the Nudge Foundation, will give you complete control over how the money you donate is spent. We will take care of publicizing grants, vetting applicants and ensuring that your giving matches your corporate priorities.
  • Charity Partnerships
    Working with everyone from small local community groups to national charities, we can help you find the charity partner that best matches your priorities and manage the relationship from Day One to completion
For Property Developers and Development Contractors

We have worked with some of the biggest names in development including Hammerson, Westfield and Ballymore, to manage social value throughout a project’s life cycle. This includes support with tenders or community consultation to onsite resource or support the delivery of contractual planning obligations.

  • S106 Skills and Employment Strategy Management
    Working with stakeholders across the charity, government and business sectors, our tailored employment and skills strategies generate measurable outcomes that are good for you, your viability and good for the community in equal measures.
  • S106 Skills and Employment Delivery Management
    A paper strategy might be enough to secure planning permission but failures in delivery impact on your long-term ability to do business. We can manage the delivery side so you, the council and local people can have confidence that investment will lead to positive outcomes.
  • Supply Chain Engagement & Coordination
    Supply chain integration can boost a local economy at the same time as helping you reduce costs. However, negotiating with small suppliers has its own challenges. Our team will help you identify reputable suppliers and negotiate the best possible deal for all concerned.
  • Skills Forecasting
    By taking a wide view of the projected growth patterns of the local economy, we can assist you in commissioning training for the skills that are most in demand; increasing employment and competitiveness.
  • Social Value Act (strategy and delivery)
    Enacted in 2013, the Social Value Act requires government bodies to consider the social impact of commissioning new services. Through our experience in working with local government, we can help you build CSR proposals with the Act in mind, increasing the chances of a successful application.
For Public Sector Clients

As the role of the public sector shifts and commissioning services from private providers becomes ever more important, our experience of working on both sides of the public/private divide can help public bodies maximise the return from new projects and contracts.

  • S106 and Public Services Act
    Working with stakeholders across the charity, government and business sectors, our tailored CSR strategies generate measurable outcomes that are good for business and good for the community.
  • Developer and Contractor S106 Negotiations
    Because our expertise spans the public, private and community sectors, we are well placed to help you to understand the corporates and community groups you’re dealing with, assisting you to negotiate tough but achievable targets that maximise public benefit.
  • Manage & Monitor S106 and Public Services Act Outcomes
    Nudge Factory makes use of the latest monitoring and performance management techniques so that outcomes and performances can be measured, the gain to social value demonstrated, and improvements made where necessary.
  • Enterprise & Local Supply Chain
    By taking a view of the whole local economy, we can create and deliver enterprise strategies that help better integrate local businesses and social enterprises into existing supply chains and built capacity to help them compete for more work in the future.
  • Employment and Skills Brokerage
    Our experienced employment and skills brokers can act as a one-stop-shop for a whole local area. This includes working with local businesses, developers, contractors, colleges and wider stakeholders to maximise employment outcomes.
  • Skills Forecasting
    By taking a wide view of the projected growth patterns of the local economy, we can assist you in commissioning training for the skills that are most in demand; increasing employment and competitiveness.
For Registered Providers & Housing Providers

Registered social landlords face unique issues when it comes to community engagement, social value and stakeholder management. Our team is experienced in working with RSLs to maximise social value when dealing with developers and contractors.

  • CSR Strategy Development
    We’ve worked with a range of RSLs to establish joint projects with developers, local authorities and contractors to deliver social value projects and will tailor a strategy that meets your needs as the regulatory framework around RSLs evolves.
  • Contractors’ Social Value
    Nudge Factory can assist you in embedding social value into every aspect of your commissioning and procurement processes to ensure that you are getting the most from the services you procure.
  • Resident Engagement
    Our broad range of consultation expertise, alongside being members of the Consultation Institute, across a variety of sectors means that we can assist you in managing even the most sensitive of resident engagement exercises to minimise.
  • Community Stakeholder Mapping
    Whether you’re engaging in a new project or simply improving existing stakeholder engagement, we can assist you to map, assess and draw up tailored engagement strategies for all your stakeholders from residents to government.
For Voluntary Sector Clients

With extensive experience working in, for and alongside the voluntary sector, Nudge Factory will work with your organisation to help it build the networks, skills and expertise to thrive.

  • Capacity Building
    Alongside direct assistance in our areas of specialism, such as public relations, social value and performance management, Nudge Factory can help you to find the most competitive trainers to build your organisation’s skills and effectiveness.
  • Private Sector Relationship Management
    Our team is drawn from the public, private and community sectors, ensuring that we can equip voluntary organisations to engage with, and develop long term relationships with, private sector sponsors and supporters.
  • Efficiency & Value for Money
    Because we understand that a one-size-fits-all approach to efficiency isn’t effective in the voluntary sector, we will draw up a tailored plan for you to improve your project’s value for money that hones in on your specific requirements.

Recent CSR & Social Value Blogs:

Proud to support Croydon Pridefest 2018

The London Borough of Croydon is vibrant, diverse and welcoming because of the people who live in it and we all take enormous pride in that fact. That’s why, as a Croydon-based corporate affairs consultancy employing local people, we are very proud to have sponsored...

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Fundraising for the Royal Marsden: 120 rounds of kickboxing

Az Chowdhury, Managing Partner Nudge Factory, will be fighting 120 rounds of kickboxing as part of Phoenix School of Martial Arts charity day. On 29 October 2017, Az will be fighting in 120 rounds of kickboxing to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity....

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For more information about our CSR & Social Value practice or to talk further about any of the services that we offer

Ahzaz Chowdhury
+44 (0)20 3637 5961

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Company Information

Nudge Factory
HQ: Unit 35, Centrale, Keeley Road, Croydon, CR0 1TF
London: Asra House, 1 Long Lane, London, SE1 4PG
Tel: +44 (0)20 8819 0555
Email: info@nudgefactory.co.uk

Nudge Factory is the trading name of Nudge Factory Ltd which is a Limited Company registered with Companies House in England & Wales. Registration number 07608691. We use the word partner to refer to a Director of the company, or an employee with equivalent standing and qualifications.