Feedback wanted on ‘social value’

BVWireIssue #238-1
July 13, 2022

valuation methods & approaches
cost of capital, income approach, risk analysis, cash flow, discounted cash flow (DCF)

The Social Value Working Group at the International Valuation Standards Council has released its second paper in a series that examines whether “social value” can be a basis of value, the difference between social value and the social component of ESG, and whether the existing valuation principle of highest and best use can apply to social assets and social value. The group is also seeking feedback from valuers by posing a number of questions:

  • Do you think that the definition for highest and best use within a social value context needs to be expanded or reframed, and, if so, how would you revise the existing definition?
  • Should governments and charities be maintaining a social value balance sheet in addition to their traditional balance sheets?
  • Do you consider that the current discussions on ESG adequately addresses social value concepts in both a for-profit and not-for-profit world? If not, what would give this discussion more prominence and stimulus?
  • With the information that is presently available, is it possible in most situations to quantify and measure social value accurately? If yes, how, and, if not, what is missing?

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