Transport Economists’ Group

Formed in 1973 the Group provides a forum for people involved in transport economics to meet regularly and discuss matters of mutual interest. Membership is open to both economists working in transport and all others whose work is connected with transport economics. The aim of the Group is to improve the quality of transport management, planning and decision making by promoting lectures, discussions and publications related to the economics of transport and of the environment within which the industry functions.

Next meeting Wednesday 28 April 2021, 18:00-19:30


Mark Bolger of Atkins will speak on Social Value in the Built Environment

Mark will discuss: a brief history of Social Value; an introduction of the PPN Social Value Framework and the Construction Playbook; measuring and monetising Social Value in the Built Environment for Construction, Infrastructure and Highways Projects; methodologies for measuring impact and calculating value; whole life value methodology; and the rationale for looking at social value today.

Mark Bolger joined Atkins in December 2020 as the Technical Director for Social Value, to develop a new social value consultancy service line to support clients to embed social value in their projects to optimise outcomes for people, communities, businesses and economies across the UK.

Mark had previously worked in the public sector for over ten years in housing, regeneration, capital works, policy and strategy and procurement. He has been a thought leader in social value policy in the UK, working with HM Treasury and Social Value UK to standardise measurement and monetisation of social value. He is the founder of Social Value Consultancy in 2008 and Social Profit Calculator in 2015, where he has developed the combined methodology for calculating social, economic and environmental value as well as the methodology to calculate whole life value.

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