Social Value for Social Enterprises – An Intro To Social Value Principles

6 May @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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This session will be an interactive discussion focusing on the social purpose of social enterprises and social value management practice.

About this Event

This session will be an interactive discussion focusing on the social purpose of social enterprises, understanding the change we really make in people’s lives, and the importance of the principles in ‘how’ we measure and manage value if we are serious about addressing inequality, environmental harm and addressing the wellbeing challenges we face. There is growing critical need enhanced through the Covid crisis, and social enterprises are at the forefront of working for and with communities that are in growing need. This workshop will look at:

• The critical need, the importance of social value, and the increasing legislative drivers for prioritising social value in our work

• What social value is

• Why managing the ‘social’ in our enterprise is so important for meeting our purpose

• The Social Value Principles – the building blocks of social value management practice

• How to ‘do it’ to maximise the value we create in people’s lives

The session will be facilitated by Social Value UK, the national network and professional body for social value in the UK, and UK ‘arm’ of the global Social Value International movement, that aims to change the way society accounts for value through principles, practice, people and power.

Social Value UK are experts in social value training, capacity building and accreditation, having worked with their members for over 12 years developing principles based practice in social value management.

Who is it for?

This session is for Social Enterprises, social entrepreneurs, enterprising charities and purposeful businesses, individuals, and those representing their organisations. The key is having an interest in changing the way we all account for value, and changing our decision making to tackle inequality, environmental harm and improve wellbeing.

Find out how you can get involved in Social Value UK or just come along and be inspired by the work of others!

Following Catherine’s presentation, there will be chance to ask questions and discuss social value.


Catherine Manning, Interim CEO of Social Value UK

Catherine leads on the management of the social value Assurance and Accreditation services, managing the development of some of the key services, the SVI Practitioner Pathway and Social Value Management Certificate.

She manages strategic projects, workshops and training. Prior to her current role, Catherine led the SVUK Inspiring Impact programme work, working with Civil Society networks across England and the whole of the UK to support the development of impact practice in the VCSE sector. Catherine sits on the National Social Value Task force.

Before joining Social Value UK, Catherine worked in the UK Higher Education sector, the public sector and with a variety of UK and international third sector organisations offering cross sectoral experience now applied into social accounting. Catherine holds a BA in Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology, as well as an MA in International Development: Public Policy and Management, from the University of Manchester.

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Please note that this webinar is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered as part of the eScalate programme to help SMEs. By engaging in this programme you are being offered assistance under the De Minimis regulation which allows a company to receive up to but not exceeding €200,000 of public funding (at the applicable exchange rate) of De Minimis aid over a rolling three-tax year fiscal period. This de minimis declaration does not cover undertakings engaged in: the primary production of agricultural goods and fisheries/aquaculture, road freight, services of general economic interest and export related activities and activities favouring domestic over imported goods. Please note, support cannot be given to undertakings (businesses) in difficulty. In order to receive support from this programme, you will be required to complete an application form and other relevant documentation.


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