National Social Value Conference 2018 Manchester
National Social Value Conference 2018
20 & 21 November, Manchester
The Hive, 51 Lever Street, M1 1FN
21/11/18 – Building a Movement
Building a movement, bringing sectors together
Do you share our vision for a world where people’s lives are put at the heart of decision making? Join our movement to change the way the world understands, accounts for and creates value. It is time for social value to be integrated with financial value. The movement is picking up the pace, but we need your involvement.
This is our annual Members Exchange, the opportunity for people from all sectors who believe that a better future must include increased accountability, to assemble in one room. It’s time for companies to put changes to people’s lives and their environmental impact on an equal footing with their financial profit.
Be part of an exciting participatory day of discussions, learning and sharing of best practice. Take this opportunity to shape the movement and in the sessions on how you can get involved, no matter where you are on your social value journey.
Hear our new CEO Ben Carpenter set out his ambition for our community. The profile of social value has never been higher, as it is recognised on the agenda of the government. You can join our movement to help move social value up the political agenda.
Social Value UK are led and governed by our members. Whether you work for a corporate, a not-for-profit, in procurement or for a local council, do not miss this opportunity to learn practical new skills to embed the Social Value Principles in your work. You will be able to share your experiences and learn from the leading practitioners.
You will be able to set the agenda and prioritise what is most important to you. We will be offering the chance to participate in the day by hosting solutions focused roundtables and workshops to address the challenges you are facing. Learn from your peers and co-create solutions under the themes of ‘data and techniques’, ‘responsiveness and design’, and ‘transparency and verification’.
Hear from these amazing organisations:
More to be announced!
Agenda and timings to come next week.
20/11/18 – Inspiring Leadership
This year our speakers include the Mayor of Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Andy Burnham, the Rt. Honourable Hazel Blears, Claire Dove OBE, the Crown Representative for VCSEs and the Head of Policy from the Federation of Small Businesses, Martin McTague.
The conference will also see the launch of the FSB Toolkit for Engaging SMEs aimed at getting more small businesses working with the public sector, updates to the National TOMs including Sector plug ins for Real Estate and Health, the launch of the LGA Good Practice Guide for SV Performance and Contract Management, as well as a review of how the National TOMs map onto the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Deep Dive Sessions
We will also have a range of deep dive sessions including sessions on cross-sector collaboration chaired by Scape Procure, a detailed examination of how social value can be integrated into the planning system to unlock over £15bn worth of additional value, a look at how social value can be successfully integrated into the commissioning and planning process as well as a session on how Manchester has developed a leading solution to social value including the launch of their new Social Value Policy.
The day will be closed by Rod Schwartz, the CEO of ClearlySo and Impact Investor who will speak about the way that Social Value in the guise of the Global Goals is changing the world on investment.
Following the end of the conference, we will be hosting drinks and a buffet dinner alongside short presentations by each of our award winners.
There will, of course, be a few additional surprises along the way including a range of stands from our sponsors and of course networking throughout.
Speakers Day One
Anne Lythgoe, Strategy and Policy Lead, Salford CVS/ Salford City Council
Rodney Schwartz, Founder & CEO, ClearlySo
Katherine Trebeck, Research Director, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson, Independent Policy Advisor
Peter Schofield, Procurement Programme Manager, GMCA
RT. Hon. Hazel Blears, Chair, Social Investment Business
Claire Dove, Chief Executive, Blackburne House Group
Sophia Cox, Sustainability Advisor, UKGBC
Ben Carpenter, CEO, Social Value UK
Martin McTague, Chairman, Advocacy & Policy, Federation of Small Businesses
Steve Murrells, CEO, The Coop