SVP is proud to announce the Social Value Gathering, an event dedicated to exploring Scotland’s future through the lens of social value.
We all want a society that is vibrant, viable and inclusive. But how do we achieve this? Through legislation, Scotland has prioritised social value as a vital component to many areas of public, private and voluntary sector activity. But putting this into practice needs the systematic collaboration of all three sectors.
We want the Gathering to tackle this challenge by creating a collaborative space and leaving with a plan of action for a more inclusive Scotland.
The Gathering has invited a diverse range of contributors, including The Social Bite, Citizens Advice, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Balfour Beatty, Scottish Enterprise, SEPA, University of Edinburgh’s Design Informatics, Social Investment Scotland, and many others.
The event will also see the launch of SVP’s Social Value Marketplace, using an interactive tool to spotlight and develop exciting social value-led initiatives.
The Gathering will be built around a number of key themes outlined below.
Financing the future – Globally, we are moving into the era of impact finance. What are the opportunities through finance to deliver meaningful positive social impact in Scotland?
Inclusive growth – Widening inequality is not just bad for the disadvantaged, but for the country as a whole. Can a social value mindset be used to drive the right kind of economic growth?
Prosperous Places – What does “good” look like for places in Scotland? Could a bolder and more strategic approach to placemaking unlock opportunities for inclusive sustainable growth?
Resilient Communities – Scotland’s remote areas are key to its brand and its success. How can we use social value to build a sustainable future for Scotland’s remote communities?
Social Value in Procurement – what are the lessons learned and the key wins from Scotland’s community benefits strategy? How can these be built on? Is it time for Community Benefits Version 2?
Technology and Social Value –The digitisation of our world is having an enormous social impact. But is it net positive or net negative? How do we use technology to drive positive social change?
We want this to be a unique experience for all those invited, and a chance to start building social value into Scotland’s future. For more updates leading up the Gathering on September 21, follow us at @SVP_Gathering18 on Twitter.