This report develops an approach which places a value on the social and environmental impact of projects and applies these to the built environment.

The work uses Social Return on Investment and Ecosystem Services Analysis techniques in an integrated manner in the context of projects and programmes in Brazil, the USA and the UK. It uses this approach to define sustainable return on investment.

The research is directed towards built environment professionals in all sectors where evidence of social and environmental value is either demanded by a regulator or funder, or is likely to contribute to competitive advantage. It aims to collaborate with other disciplines in order to add value by developing new/future knowledge for society and practitioners.

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