On-demand content day 2

 Day 2 On-demand

View all the sessions from Day 2 of the 2021 National Social Value Conference, which took place on 24 February 2021.

Welcome, morning keynote and plenary discussion

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman, Sodexo

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: Embedding social value into how business does business

There is no scenario for recovery that does not involve business in some way or another but the question is how can business engage with the challenge ahead and is it even well enough to do this?  There are so many challenges from climate change to inequality to social mobility that it is hard to know where to start and there is a danger that without a plan, that businesses will all start pulling in different directions making things at best confused and perhaps worse? So what is the plan, how should businesses engage and what how can business do their bit in delivering more social value for communities.

Afternoon keynote and plenary panel discussion

PLENARY KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Edward Vaughan Dixon, Head of ESG, Aviva Investors

Unlocking the social power of corporate investment and procurement

Money speaks, money is power, and never more so than when it is in the hands of a responsible investor or a procurement professional who is looking to maximise its impact. This is a message that has been very well understood in the public sector and since the launch of the Social Value Act, procurement colleagues have been embedding social value into all decision making. But what of the private sector and how can they embed social value in their own decision making?  In this panel discussion, we will be hearing from business leaders who are in a position to make a difference with how they invest and how they buy.

Social Value Awards and closing ceremony

Join us for the Social Value Awards and closing summary of the two days. We’ll be covering the following categories:

Individual Leadership Award; Private Sector Leadership Award; Framework Leadership Award; Voluntary or Third Sector Leadership Award; Project Award – Social Value in Development; and the Project Award – Supply Chain Leadership.

Breakout sessions

Best practice in Wales

In so many ways, Wales has been leading the charge in social value with the ambitious Well-being of Future Generations Act; they even have a team dedicated to its promotion. And now, with the launch of the National TOMs Framework for Wales, there is no stopping. Join this session to learn more about how Wales is embedding social value into the delivery of public services and the key steps that leading authorities are taking to ensure they deliver more value for their communities.

Promoting social justice and diversity

Diversity, social mobility, fair pay and opportunities – these are all things that we should be able to take for granted. The pandemic has been a struggle and impacted our lives in so many ways, it has also exposed the inherent inequalities and bias in our society. How can we use this moment to change the way we not only talk about these things but to actually do something about them? It’s time to stop all of the talk and to act!

Shifting to digital social value: The pandemic effect

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a hold on certain aspects of life as we know it. So how do you adapt your strategy to still achieve your social value targets, and also ensure this truly aligns with community requirements? ISG and community participants talk through some of the targeted initiatives they have introduced to continue to make a valuable social impact by going digital.

Developing a social value measurement framework for the health sector

The strong message that we are hearing from the health sector is that when it emerges from its current crisis management mode, social value will be at the top of the agenda for the entire health ecosystem. The connection between health outcomes and broader social factors has been long recognised since the Marmot Review, but a standard for social value delivery and reporting has yet to be established, despite piecemeal progress in recent years. Could 2021 be the turning point for social value in the health sector? We will debate whether, and how this can happen with our expert panel.

Maximising social value in real estate development and asset management

The real estate sector is essential to society and, like social value, it is all about people, communities, connectivity and inclusion. According to the British Property Federation the sector directly employs more than 1.2 million people and contributes over £100 billion to the UK’s economy each year (7% of the total). As such, the potential for social value generation is significant and there are opportunities throughout the lifecycle of a development, from design and planning through to how the scheme is constructed and how it is ultimately managed and used. In this session we will dive into the detail of how social value can be maximised at each stage and share some examples of best practice.

Engage and empower your workforce to further drive social value

During this session, we will explore the common challenges faced in connecting with a remote workforce and how, through effective communication and deployment of new technologies, we increased employee engagement in the delivery of positive social value.

Helping the digital sector to deliver social value

What challenges does the digital sector face to deliver social value and what could be offered to help the sector tackle these challenges? A digital working group looked at these challenges and outlined provisions which can be made to support social value delivery in the sector.

Can SMEs deliver social value?

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the bedrock of our economy and generate over £2 trillion in revenues and represent over 50% of the total turnover by private sector organisations. They are also doing amazing things in our communities; not only by employing local people, but also by providing work placements, volunteering and offering real support for community projects. Their social value contribution is not to be underestimated. This session is for those SMEs who want to learn how they can win more work with the public sector by maximising the social value they create, through hearing some real-life stories.

COP26: Social value in the environmental context

We all want to build back better, fairer and greener. But can we really do this without either compromising social or environmental objectives? Is there are trade-off, or can social and environmental value be mutually reinforcing? If so, how?

Social value: Going global

Social value has gained great traction over the past few years in the United Kingdom and much of this new interest has been driven by the Public Services (Social Value) Act. But the UK is not alone in addressing the issue of social value and there are a number of other countries who are delivering real change. Join this session, hosted by Social Value International to learn more and to exchange ideas and lessons from across the world.

Embedding social value into workplace and facilities management

It’s key that we address the specific needs of facilities management businesses to allow the profession to drive social value through service provision, whether in-house or as a supplier, and to show the difference they make to communities.

This session will see the introduction to the outputs of all that work around the National TOMs FM plug-in and the tools that are available, as well as some examples from industry of how it’s done.

Regional collaboration to deliver more social value

As part of the National Social Value Taskforce’s mission to create healthy, thriving and resilient communities by embedding social value into all public sector activities, Social Value Portal has been working with existing networks to promote the sharing of best practice and collaboration on regional priorities for social value. This session will share the journey of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Social Value Taskforce, chaired by Leeds City Council, and showcase how members are working both within their organisations and in partnership across the region to deliver social value.