Earlier in 2018, Action Sustainability, along with partners Simetrica and Arup, developed the Common Social Impact Framework (CSIF) for the rail sector.
The framework aims to measure and report the social impacts of the UK’s rail industry and was developed by RSSB in partnership with Action Sustainability, ARUP, Simetrica and a working group of rail stakeholders, including representatives from:
The CSIF now provides a common, consistent basis for understanding and measuring social impacts by:
The CSIF draws from existing social impact research, literature, tools and approaches and is tailored to the bespoke needs of the rail sector. It’s applicable across the whole life of franchises, projects and programmes, but it’s not intended that any stakeholder should use all the measures and qualitative approaches.
Liz Holford, our resident social value expert and Project Manager for the CSIF development, spoke in an IEMA webinar on 28th November 2018, alongside RSSB, Skanska and Network Rail, to explain the CSIF, its benefits and application.
You can listen to the webinar recording here on IEMA’s website.