Social Value UK Member’s Exchange and AGM
The Social Value UK Members Exchange and AGM 2019 (#SVMembersExchange) was a chance for members of the social value community to come together and share best practice, discuss ideas and drive innovation in the sector.
You can read the full write up of the Members Exchange, and the minutes of the AGM, here.
Download the full Members Exchange and AGM brochure here.
Download the speaker information here.
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Session 1 – 11:20 to 12:20
Roundtable 1: Gender Working Group – Social Value UK
Over the last year Social Value UK members have convened a working group on Gender, Inclusion and Impact Management. The group have focused on: Communications, Learning and Principles.
But what next? It is time for practical action. This roundtable will lead a discussion around the next steps that the group are taking, and the specific work that is taking place aligning with the W+Standard and invites attendees to join the discussion, contribute with their own experience, and help to guide next steps for the group.
Roundtable 2: Total Value – Social Value Business
In the roundtable Social Value Business will cover how Total Value is the future of social, environmental and ethical businesses. Being able to measure, evidence and communicate the total impact created by your Organisation, and the value that it provides to society will become the future of good and sustainable business’.
Roundtable 3: Creative Approached to Valuing Outcomes: How, What and Why? – Kingston Smith
The valuation of social outcomes has been a hot topic in impact measurement for many years. Questions around standardising values, how to engage stakeholders in the process and the political implications of valuation are various and complex. This session will be a discussion of valuation and why it’s important, but will also cover some more practical exercises and ideas for social value practitioners including:
- Existing methodologies and metrics that we can use
- Getting a handle on the importance and value of outcomes for stakeholders
- Creative approaches to valuing outcomes
- Methods for gauging deadweight and attribution
Roundtable 4: Taking a lean approach to Impact Measurement and Management – Make an Impact CIC
Sharing a 5 stage lean social impact approach to make impact measurement and management accessible to all, by reducing confusion and complexity. By answering three questions at each stage of the lean social impact process individuals will have a system for quickly implementing impact measurement whatever size their organisation is, and be able to identify how to use the data for continuous improvement.
Roundtable 5: Expanding use of the Social Value Act in central government – Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
How can we best raise awareness of the change to achieve diverse public services supply chains?
Workshop: CultureCubed, Beta Testing – MB Associates
MB Associates has spent the last year and a half co-creating guidance for small organisations to measure and manage their social impact – their triple bottom line, hence the ‘cubed’. It is targeted at cultural organisations but with a little adaptation is suitable for a much broader audience. We would like to introduce the guidance which is a slide deck in six sections and 18 sub-sections, each of which has an introduction and a ‘step by step’ section.
Presentations: Supply Chain
Embedding Social Value in the Supply Chain (Multiplex)
This presentation covers details about how to include social value at procurement and contract stage and how to manage for maximum impact.
Buy Social Corporate Challenge – key learnings from the first 3 years (Social Enterprise UK)
Social Enterprise UK now has 17 high-profile business partners signed up to its flagship Buy Social Corporate Challenge initiative. In this session we will look at why and how large businesses are increasingly bringing social enterprises into their supply chain as a way to drive social value creation
- Inspiring Impact
- Social Value Engine
Session 2 – 12:20 to 14:20
Workshop 1: Social Value: Explore, Challenge, Apply – Social Value Engine
Recognising that some teams we work with were interested in exploring social value but unsure how to get started, we wanted to offer a supported but gentle way to help them to understand Social Value implications in their own context. Using existing data to produce a Social Value baseline through a calculator tool before considering actions they could take to improve the levels of social value achieved NETpositive Futures and the Social Value Engine have joined forces to develop a really practical project.
This workshop outlines our approach in ways that are replicable in a variety of contexts. We call it Explore, Challenge, Apply
Workshop 2: Is the Angel in the Detail? – Sourcing and Tailoring Social Value Data to Suit Local Conditions and Stakeholders – RealWorth
Very often data used by practitioners to value social change (indicators, proxies, etc) is at best generic and at worst either out of date or absent. This undoubtedly does not do justice to specific stakeholder groups or environmental and demographic conditions on the ground, increases the time and cost of carrying out valuations and makes benchmarking a challenge .In this workshop, RealWorth will explore some of the main challenges and facilitate an open discussion how these might be overcome. The session will include a number of case studies including a Premier League Football Stadium and Britain’s first ever social value analysis of a regional Spatial Development Strategy. The session is aimed at practitioners who are looking at ways to improve the accuracy of their work and commissioners who are interested in exploring how the reports they receive can be made more robust and defendable.
Impact Reporting Using a Blended Approach (HACT)
Session will demonstrate how reports can include a variety of social impact metrics. It will explain that a number of metrics and techniques can be used to measurement social impact all speaking to different audiences and giving a comprehensive insight into a project or organisations impact.
Rethinking Theory of Change (NPC)
A presentation on our latest thinking about the ‘theory of change’ approach: it’s purpose, how to avoid pitfalls, weaknesses and how to make it as useful as possible. Followed by an open discussion of peoples’ views and experiences of the approach. Participants will engage in fresh thinking and debates about theory of change and it’s role in social value / SROI. Views will be reflected in guidance that we working on and will be published in the Autumn.
- Inspiring Impact
- Self-Assessment Tool
- Supply Change
Session 3: 14:40 to 15:40
Workshop 1: Social Value: I don’t believe it…The importance of commitment, transparency and assurance – Social Value UK and Seer Bridge
This session will focus on what organisations need to do to go beyond the numbers to doing the right thing and focusing on changing people’s lives for the better. The session will cover the ‘why’ of external verification and assurance, and how this can support the development of best practice and embedding systems and processes into an organisation for maximising social value. But what does this mean in a practical sense? The session will include a live case study example from a large private business undertaking regeneration development contracts across the UK, led by SeerBridge who are supporting the formalisation of their social value systems, processes and practice. This will lead into a group-based discussion on best practice from both a support organisation perspective, and from those practically ‘doing’ on the ground.
Workshop 2: Social Value UK Campaign – Social Value UK
This workshop will give an update on the SVUK Campaign. The last decade has seen a growing awareness around the issues of environmental and social sustainability that are likely to shape the lives of individuals and the way every organization conducts business. Evidence suggests the public are more likely to align with companies that make genuine commitments to improving their sustainability practice and providing greater transparency to stakeholders. The challenge remains for businesses to be able to account for this type of social and environmental value by integrating it with their current financial reporting. Companies who are excelling at this provide a promising picture for a future in which accounting, management and reporting can incorporate sustainable practices to better identify opportunities and risks and have a greater positive impact in their community.
Presentations: Social Value and Employment
Managing compliance with environmental and human rights law (IEMA)
Join us at this session during which we will explore what organisations should be doing to address human rights in the supply chain on issues such as modern slavery or health and safety in the work place, and how ensuring compliance with key legislation in these areas can reduce potential risk. We will provide practical advice through context setting and check lists outlining the legal and moral duties that organisations must understand and comply with to create value without degrading our environment or harming society.
Tackling invisible inequalities in the workplace: HR in the Social Headlights (Talent Gateway and Wilmott Dixon)
This session will cover how employers add social value to their own people. How HR plays a leading role in tackling inequalities (not just with regard to discrimination practices), how big business’ best people practices could be shared to add social value in the supply chain and ideas for how to engage HR in the social value journey.
- Inspiring Impact
- Social Value Engine
Join us from 4:15 – 5:00pm to participate in the Social Value UK Annual General Meeting (AGM). This AGM involve discussions on what we have done as a Network, and our key aims going forward. This is an opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Social Value UK.
Please note: While every attendee is welcome to attend the AGM, only Social Value UK members will be permitted to vote.