AboutOur work

Our consultancy


NEF Consulting

Founded in 2008 as the consultancy of the New Economics Foundation, NEF Consulting helps organisations in the transition to a new economy.

We enable organisations to flourish by highlighting the relationships between social, economic and environmental factors and organisational performance. We help them to think differently about environmental and social impact, how they collaborate, interact and make decisions.

Organisations who work with us:

  • Develop an understanding of value for money that includes social and environmental outcomes alongside economic costs and benefits.
  • Integrate social, economic and environmental measurement into their culture to support the long-term sustainability of their activities and investments.
  • Prove the value and improve the effectiveness of what they do.
  • Understand and manage their impact on their own employees and on local and global communities.

We enable them to do this through:

  • Strategic consulting and impact evaluation services.
  • Training on the use of tools and methodologies for monitoring, measuring and reporting including social return on investment, value for money and more.

Our unique approach is based on 5 principles:

  • Holistic: a holistic approach to analysis considering social, economic and environmental challenges and opportunities and valuation of intangible’ social and environmental impacts.
  • Place-based: clean transition-proofed local strategies.
  • Long-term: embedding longer term thinking into decision-making.
  • Appropriate scale: connecting different scales of production into strategy.
  • Co-production: working with a wide range of stakeholders to co-produce strategies with people and businesses, built on analysis of their needs and assets.

Our clients include:

  • Government and public sector organisations from universities to the NHS.
  • Responsible businesses, including large retailers, banks and property developers.
  • Charitable foundations, membership organisations and a wide range of civil society groups.

We are experts in Social Return On Investment analysis and using wellbeing measurement in impact assessment.

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