THE SOCIAL VALUE EXCHANGE

Formerly known as #BuildBackBetter, we have relaunched our weekly podcast to explore wider question of how we reshape our economy based on what really matters, and why we think attachment to place should be at the heart of how we think about this new economy.  What do we mean by social value – and how can we support organisations and communities to embrace social value as a new system of accounting for value?

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00. The Three Ps of Social Value

00. The Three Ps of Social Value

In our new series, we'll be exploring the wider question of how we reshape our economy based on what really matters, and why we think attachment to...

47. Young Changemakers

47. Young Changemakers

This week we're hearing from inspiring young people from Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. The future of our region is in the hands of the younger...

46. Investing in Swansea

46. Investing in Swansea

It's currently an exciting time to be in Swansea city centre with many developments taking place as part of massive investments, including the...

33. Green Infrastructure

33. Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure is a key part in major developments across our region, including the Biophilic Living Swansea development, community gardens...

29. Biophilic Living Swansea

29. Biophilic Living Swansea

Biophilic Living Swansea is a mixed use development that includes affordable and shared ownership housing, as well as retail and commercial space....

25. Resilience Network Pembrokeshire

25. Resilience Network Pembrokeshire

Collaboration and connection with all of the amazing organisations that are working across our region is a key theme at 4theRegion and we believe...

22. Starting Up In The Region

22. Starting Up In The Region

As a region we need to do what we can to support start ups and entrepreneurs and encourage them to stay within South West Wales. The increasing...

20. Digital Skills

20. Digital Skills

If there's one sector that may have been resilient throughout the pandemic, it would be the digital sector. For other sectors, those who quickly...

18. Wellbeing at Work

18. Wellbeing at Work

Taking care of our physical and mental wellbeing is even more important than ever. In this episode, we're having an interesting conversation about...

16. Renewable Energy

16. Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is a key growth sector for our region, with ideal locations across Wales, such as the coastline and mountains allowing for tidal and wind to generate our power.

15. Room to Grow with Ange Bettany

15. Room to Grow with Ange Bettany

Room to Grow is a permaculture project dedicated to self-sufficiency and community unity and aims to turn concrete jungles into edible oases.

11. Regional Procurement

11. Regional Procurement

This week, we speak to various businesses and organisations from across South West Wales about regional #Procurement. If businesses and...

09. Skills and the Jobs of the Future

09. Skills and the Jobs of the Future

We spoke to different educational providers throughout the region about how we can help school and college leavers to maximise their experience...

06. What Next For Swansea High Street?

06. What Next For Swansea High Street?

Swansea High Street has been the focus of redevelopment efforts by many creative businesses and organisations. What has been the effect on the High...

05. Community Growing and Local Food

05. Community Growing and Local Food

What has been the effect on our shopping habits, priorities and values surrounding food as a result of the lockdown? How do we scale up community...

03. The Return to Work

03. The Return to Work

As we begin to reopen the economy, we discussed with businesses and major employers about how we’re going to return to work, and what work looks...

02. Local Food with Ben Reynolds

02. Local Food with Ben Reynolds

As we emerge from lockdown and begin to feel the reality of its economic impacts, there is one thing we can all do, to support our region’s recovery – and that’s to buy regional. A widespread commitment to keeping more spending within the region will be needed if we are to keep as many of our homegrown businesses alive as possible.

01. Waste & The Circular Economy

01. Waste & The Circular Economy

This week we’re talking to an amazing group of entrepreneurs, businesses and decision-makers from across South West Wales, about the consequences of our wasteful consumer culture and how we can make change happen across the Waste sector, including what opportunities there are to build businesses in the circular economy – turning waste materials into value-added products.

00. Introduction

00. Introduction

Welcome to a new series of online conversations from 4theRegion! In this introductory episode, Dawn Lyle sets out our shared challenge and our collective mission: to build back better, post lockdown, to create sustainable development and a wellbeing economy here in South West Wales.