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CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Social Value Matters (#SVM) is an annual conference organized by Social Value International (SVI), in collaboration with social value networks around the world.  Our networks share a common goal: to change the way society accounts for value.  This change is essential if we are to address the real and imminent threats to our planet, to humankind and to all species that inhabit the earth.

This September, Social Value Canada is convening #SVM2020: People, Planet & Power on behalf of the SVI network.  Speakers include local, national and international thought-leaders, and practitioners from across the social value agenda.

Far too often, key decisions about economic growth, environmental impact and social policy are made using a limited concept of value that fails to consider important effects on people and the environment. As the gap between rich and poor increases and the effects of climate change become more apparent, the need to change the way society accounts for value has never been more urgent.

SVM Core Themes

  • Inequality and Climate Change are Intertwined and Indivisible
  • Creating Social Value: Policies, Tool & Levers
  • Community-Driven Outcomes Create More Value for Everyone
  • Wellbeing as a Lens for Impact
  • Sustainability is Financial, Environmental and Social
  • Reconciliation and the Social Value Agenda
  • Our Post-COVID Future

Whether we are from the public, corporate or social sectors; small or large organizations; individuals or a collective – we each have a role to play. People, Planet & Power offers essential ideas and resources for our path to a truly sustainable future.

The world is calling for new and better leadership, for actions that truly value both people and our environment, and approaches that increase wellbeing for all.  With focus on People, Planet & Power, we will more effectively assess the value of our actions and takes steps that increase societal wellbeing overall.