Olinga Taeed

Olinga Taeed

Visiting Professor in Capacity Development

07798 602987

Olinga Taeed retired from a successful private sector career nearly a decade ago in his 40’s. In 2011 he was appointed as Professor in Social Enterprise at University of Northampton and Impact Investment Advisor to the Big Society UK government sponsored think tank.

Olinga developed the Social Earnings Ratio, which by 2014 was reported by Vatican press to be “the fastest adopted social impact metric in the world”.

In 2013 he established the Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance, the leading independent think tank on the Movement of Value. By August 2016 CCEG had over 50,000 members including 6,600 heads of CSR of the world’s largest companies and 2000 politicians.

CCEG has received more than 100 commissions on value metrics, and in January 2015 established a university spin-out Seratio which operates over 10 SaaS platforms; Seratio is the largest provider of metrics underpinning the  Social Value Act 2012 and Modern Slavery Act 2015.

In 2016 he founded the Internet-of-Value Blockchain Alliance for Good (Bisgit.IoV).   

Current Activity

Social innovation

Impact metrics

Capacity development

Areas of Expertise
  • Intangible and Non-Financial Value
  • Social Impact Analysis
  • Internet-of-Value Blockchain

Fellow Institute of Directors (FIoD)

Director of Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance 

Executive Editor, Social Value & Intangibles Review 

Chairman of University spin out company Seratio 

Founder of IoV Blockchain Alliance for Good 

Chairman of EU SEiSMiC Social Value group 

Chairman of EU PROCUREMENT FORUM Social Value & Transparency in Supply Chains 


PhD supervision


TA’EED O., Expert Panel: Entrepreneurism, National Association of College & University Entrepreneurs, February 2012

TA’EED O., MCC Social Impact Analysis, Nesta Creative Councils, April 2012.

TA’EED O., St Peter’s Church: Heritage Gateway, Church’s Conservation Trust, April 2012.

TA’EED O., Willmott Dixon – Measuring Social Value within SCAPE Framework, September 2012.

TA’EED O., Post Riots, a Year On, Creating a Social Impact Market Place, AFSA Conference, September 2012.

TA’EED O., Keynote speaker: Birmingham Forward Annual Patrons Dinner, November 2012.

TA’EED O., China-UK Dialogue: Support further development of social innovation organizations via policy making/legislation, British Council London-Chengdu, January 2013.

TA’EED O., Keynote speaker: Beyond Philanthropy, Annual Birmingham CSR Summit 2013, Aston University, June 2013.

TA’EED O., Keynote speaker: Going Global @ London, Fifth International Global Citizen Forum, The Dorchester, London, June 2013.

TA’EED O., Host: Social Impact to Support the Widowers Case, Loomba Foundation, London, October 2013.

TA’EED O., Benchmarking in Social Impact, The Construction Framework Conference, January 2014.

TA’EED O., Chairing Consortium Street Children Ambassador’s Event, HSBC Bank Plc, London, January 2014.

TA’EED O., Keynote speaker: The Social Impact MarketPlace, Institute of Financial Services Annual Professional Higher Education Conference, London, April 2014.

TA’EED O., Social Capital and Entrepreneurship, Keele University Medical School, May 2014.

TA’EED O.,  Societal Engagement in Science, Mutual Learning in Cities ('SEiSMiC') Workshop, June 2014.

TA’EED O., The CSR Big Data Challenge: Measuring Social Impact in 10 seconds, CSR Workshop,  De Montford University, June 2014.

TA’EED O., Host: Social Impact of India Project, House of Lords, June 2014.

TA’EED O., The connection between the profit motive and the reduction of poverty, The 3rd International Conference on Human Dignity, Dignitatis Humanae Institute, The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Vatican City, Rome, June 2014.

TA’EED O., Social Value Act: Implementation, Social Value Event: London Round Table, CIPFA , London,  Sept 2014.

TA’EED O., Social Innovation in City Governance, SEiSMIC (Societal Engagement in Science, Mutual learning in Cities), Birmingham, October 2014.

TA’EED O., Chair, EU SEiSMiC Social Value, Brussels, Nov 2014.

TA’EED O., Keynote, Social Value Conference, VOSCUR, Bristol, Dec 2014.

TA’EED O., Evaluate and Measure Impact, Web-COSI Workshop on the Usage of Data for Driving Social Entrepreneurship, Legatum Institute, Feb 2015.

TA’EED O., Keynote, INCAE Presidents Club, Guatemala, Feb 2015.

TA’EED O., Keynote, Social Value Conference, The Business Services Association, Manchester, March 2015.

TA’EED O., Keynote, Measuring Company Impact on Society, SERES, Madrid, March 2015.

TA’EED O., Blending of Public / Private / Third / Community Sector Agendas: Social Value through Procurement, 4th FAPPE Meeting, Cardiff, March 2015.

TA’EED O., Chair, Social Value & Procurement: Transparency in Supply Chains, The World Intangibles Conference 2015 X – Series, London, March 2015.

TA’EED O., Chair, EU SEiSMiC Social Value, Brussels, April 2015.

TA’EED O., How Do We Measure Success?, Big Ideas Summit, Procurious, London, April 2015.

TA’EED O., Chair, PRiMING for Social Innovation, A Vision for Responsible Management Post 2015, UK & Ireland UN PRiME Conference, Glasgow Caledonian, June 2015.

TA’EED O., Measuring Social Impact from Business to Community, The Growth Hub, Gloucester, July 2015.

TA’EED O., Accounting for Social Impact, Ten Years Community Interest Company Anniversary Celebration, University of Bristol Law School, July 2015.

HRABETOVA J., DOHNALOVA M. and TA’EED O., The Paradox of Intangible Values, CSR: University Builds Country, Prague, September 2015.

TA’EED O., Keynote:Intangible Values; Can they be measured?, Socialchefsdagarna, The Swedish Association of Social Directors, Stockholm, Oct 2015.

TA’EED O., Social Value, Prevention – The Evidence, Fire Service College, November 2015.

DALY O., McCABE S, BROOK B. and TA’EED O., Social Value in UK Public Procurement Longitudinal Study of West Midlands Fire Service, 25th IPSERA Conference 2016, Dortmund, March 2016.

TA’EED O., Keynote, Ethics in a Digital Society, University College Dublin, February 2016.

TAGHIYEVA M., AMBROS M., TA’EED O., Social and Professional Value Measurement of Migrants , Keynote at: Migration, Diaspora, Development - new challenges and perspective, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chișinău, February  2016.

HRABETOVA J. and TA’EED O., Measurement of Intangibles In Current Society: Challenges, Perspectives and Choice, International scientific conference in Cultural Studies, Yekaterinburg, March 2016

HRABETOVA J. and TA’EED O., The intangible value of social services – can we measure them?, Social Policy Forum, February 2016

TA’EED O., IoV Blockchain Alliance for Good, Blockchain Storm Conference, Geneva, September 2016

TA’EED O., Chair, Internet-of-Value Conference: Digitising Social Conscience, University of Cambridge, November 2016

Media Work
Work With Industry

Pre-retirement operations as Chair/CEO include:

  • Largest manufacturer of CCTV ancillary equipment in the world
  • CNN/Reuters Joint Venture broadcasting to 1.2 billion people
  • Various mobile phone businesses including holding 100+ patents 
  • Residential 56 bedroom 20 acre ballet school   

NED at:

  • Various SME’s
  • Various government quangos – health, water, etc
  • Various charities in BME, DV, Mental Health, community etc