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Thought Leadership Oct 6, 2023

True Value Creation Starts with Leadership and Vision

Talking to Infrastructure Intelligence, Emily King describes how driving social value using four essential lessons can earn triple-bottom-line benefits.

Pop-up bicycle lane in central Berlin with people biking, walking and relaxing. This is a trial concept for urban planning which improves the quality of life of people.

In the latest issue of Infrastructure Intelligence magazine, Jacobs Global Principal of Social Value & Equity Advisory Emily King shares how four key lessons can drive social value and improve business outcomes.

Stagnant economies, tighter budgets and the compounding impacts of climate change have increased the pressure of delivering value in everything we do. But as public awareness of inequality increases, value must now be proven in social and environmental terms – not just financial.

Check out pages 10-11 for the full article, where Emily discusses how a clear approach to social value is more likely to attract talent and investment, drive a more resilient business and leave a lasting community legacy. Emily also explores the importance of empowered leadership and an overarching vision, the role of technology and how strong partnerships can strengthen your approach.

Emily shares: “The more successful you are at clearly articulating, measuring and evidencing social value, the greater your impact on people and communities. It’s a partnership built on trust and a shared understanding.”

About the author

Emily King

In her current role as Global Principal, Emily King leads Jacobs' Social Value & Equity Advisory practice, employing innovative techniques to help clients evaluate and optimize value creation and societal return on investment, with the objective of enhancing quality of life for all.

Emily began her career in academia and joined Jacobs as an Environmental Consultant in 2005. After three years at Jacobs, she joined ERM as a Sustainability Specialist and settled there for nine years. In her later years at ERM, she branched into socio-economic assessment, focusing on product supply chains and occupational exposure. She then returned to Jacobs as a socio-economist in 2016 before transitioning to various leadership roles in Social Value.

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