We have been working in Responsible Business and Social Value over the last 25 years, and work with organisations to understand how social value is created, across its products, process, people and procurement.

We work with organisations to help define what social value means to them as an organisation and how they can measure and report that value. We believe if organisations can better understand how it creates social value then it is better placed to both increase that value and better report against the increasingly expected frameworks.  We support the social value movement and partner with Social Value UK to share what works.

We support organisations to develop social value responses to bids and helping them to report change, regularly working with B4SI, TOMS Framework, B-Corp measures, Social Mobility Framework, and applying Social Value UK’s principles. Researchers first, we make sure social value can be measured and embedded across the organisation.

This year alone, we have supported City&Guilds, Nando’s, CityFibre and St James’ Place Wealth Management on Social Value.

Our Projects


CityFibre installs full fibre broadband cables for homes and businesses across the UK. Bean Research has worked with CityFibre to develop its approach to social value by embedding the approach within procurement. Bean has worked with various teams at CityFibre to understand the organisation and how value could be created. More specifically, a menu of…

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Bean Research was commissioned by Nando’s to undertake a review of its social value, to better understand how the business could best focus their efforts. Bean undertook an external landscaping review, including mapping Nando’s restaurants and employment deprivation indices, developed research among Nandocas and created social value strategy recommendations globally, for individual nations, and city-specific…

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