MVM Consultancy

Mutual value measurement consultancy package for individual co-operative and mutual enterprises

We recognise that implementing MVM involves a genuine commitment of time and resources for CMEs. To deploy the tool effectively will require leadership from senior managers, board involvement and ultimately engagement with your members. To help with this process, we have designed a consultancy service that can help you as a mutual leader to understand the tool, apply it to your firm, and begin to take advantage of it.

Our consultancy service is designed through a four-step package that is intended to save you time and money by providing support to your executives responsible for implementing MVM. In the current social distancing environment, it can all be delivered via video conferencing and online methods.

Step 1 – Baseline review of business

  • Desktop review of the firm’s stated purpose, annual reports, marketing documentation etc
  • Consider the application of MVM criteria to existing practice

Step 2 – Online Workshop with key leaders/ stakeholders to go through MVM tool

  • Introduce MVM and reporting framework
  • Go through MVM reporting items, discuss individually
  • Using MVM – Test purpose, strategy and marketing against criteria of MVM

Step 3 – We Produce a Mutual value report statement

  • We will make an assessment of how the mutual is performing against MVM reporting items
  • A written statement, which could be used to communicate to employees, clients, partner organisations and suppliers, the mutual’s chosen approach to mutuality
  • We will share a draft report of this assessment with the mutual

Step 4 – Consider feedback and finalise statement

  • We will consider feedback from mutual
  • Finalising statement and providing report with recommended plans, drawing on case studies of different mutuals’ approach to each MVM criterion
  • Deliver final Mutual Value report to mutual

Potential add-ons/ follow up work:

  • Plans to leverage mutuality for ESG investments
  • Developing membership strategies
  • Matching governance structures to mutual purpose
  • Stakeholder engagement plans