This year's annual Social Value Matters conference - organised by Social Value International - will take place on 10 and 11 April in Istanbul.This year's conference is being held against a backdrop of increasing inequality and global uncertainty. This year's focus is on what needs to happen to amplifying stakeholder voices to inspire change and maximise social value to the point that equality does improve. Sinzer's Emma Verheijke will be present to host a session on how to measure and manage the risks of not involving stakeholders and your social impact is not happening.Social Value International
Social Value International (SVI) is a membership organisation, with members that share a common goal: to change the way society accounts for value. The network contains members from over 45 countries, drawn from a huge range of different sectors and disciplines.
Why does Social Value Matter?
This years conference is being held against a backdrop of increasing inequality and global uncertainty. Social Value International ‘s vision is a world where decision making, ways of working and resource allocation are based on the principles of accounting for value leading to increased equality and well-being and reduced environmental degradation.
What is Social Value Matters
Fundamental to this is the principle that those affected have to be involved and able to hold organisations to account for those consequences. This year we want to focus on what needs to happen to amplifying stakeholder voices to inspire change and maximise social value to the point that equality does improve. There will be a focus on how we can use social impact data to drive innovation and ensure stakeholder involvement in service design. We will be sharing experiences of what’s worked in changing culture, systems, techniques and legislation, running smaller group discussions and round tables so that we can all contribute.
Social Value Matter 2017: Istanbul
This year our conference will be in Istanbul in partnership with Koç University Social Impact Forum, an international university located in Istanbul a city where the East and West meet, where a global perspective blends with the regional dynamics and cultures making it the ideal location. We will be hosted by Koç University Social Impact Forum, just outside the main centre of Istanbul and have the run of the facilities. This means we will be able to have many small group sessions, reflecting international and sector experiences and themed around principles, people, practice and power. Sessions will mainly be in English with some in Turkish.
Programme and tickets
More information about programme or tickets can be found here. Stay tuned for Sinzer's report and learnings post-conference!