As well as standardised services, we often tailor interdisciplinary programmes of targeted consultancy support. What makes this powerful is nef’s expertise in evidencing triple bottom line value – well-being and environmental impact, and our experience in communicating this with local authorities and government departments, with marketing teams and front-line key workers.
Read the four diverse case studies by clicking on the boxes below; whether you require a CSR reporting framework, or advice on how monitoring and evaluation systems can improve programme quality, our team can help.+ Case study: Levi Strauss Foundation
The Levi Strauss Foundation (LSF) commissioned nef consulting to produce “The impact of the economic crisis on asset building in Europe”, an evidence-based report into the systemic risks of not investing into alternative forms of community asset-building across Europe. The report - well received by various European wide bodies - demonstrated strong inter-disciplinary analysis of social value and economic outcomes that are being achieved by such programmes. To accompany the report, nef consulting assisted the LSF to create the new LSF ‘Indigo Partners’ website, incorporating an exchange forum and project promotion of the European asset building partnership led by LSF.
As part of the Council's Intelligent Commissioning pilot on domestic violence, nef consulting worked with the Community Safety Partnership team to develop 'common outcomes' for survivors, perpetrators, children, young people and communities . Stakeholder engagement was conducted extensively through voluntary providers and a range of material outcomes were identified across prevention, early intervention and provision of services. nef consulting facilitated a number of prioritisation meetings with commissioners from across the Council's services to determine the Commissioning Priorities, Service and Strategic Outcomes. An action plan was subsequently drawn up and the Council is commissioning domestic violence services based on what matters to key stakeholders. Details of the outcomes and priorities can be found here.
Following nef consulting's guidance on undertaking two SROI analyses in India and Zambia, nef consulting was commissioned by the International HIV Aids Alliance to design, facilitate and contribute to technical discussions on understanding and demonstarting the value of community-based HIV/Aids interventions. We co-produced a two-day tecnical meeting in parternship with the UK Consortium on Aids and International Development and the Alliance in 2011, which was attended by the NGOs, World Bank, UN Aids, US Aids, DFID and academics. See the draft technical paper written by nef consulting on the approaches to measuring community-based initiatives, a full paper will be published in mid 2012.
nef consulting worked with Lend Lease to develop a framework tool that would assist them with their socio-economic engagement and measurement throughout the development process. The framework identifies key issues of interest to stakeholders across the life span of a development from feasibility through planning, construction and asset management.
Under each theme (and at each point in the development process), the framework details who are the key stakeholders, the appropriate form of engagement, the desirable outcome and indicators for evidencing achievement of that outcome.
Lend Lease used the framework as the basis for their community engagement strategy which played a part in their achievement of BITC’s CommunityMark standard for their approach to community investment.