Upcoming events about sustainability, social value and social enterprise in May

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Here are the upcoming events on social procurement, social value and sustainability in May 2022.


👩 Women in Social Enterprise

By OxLEP Business

4th May - Oxford


Join to meet other women working in the social enterprise and impact space and hear from a panel of Oxfordshire social entrepreneurs. Explore some of the barriers and challenges facing female entrepreneurs and the fact that women are leading the way when it comes to the social impact space.


Decarbonisation and the Just Transition to a low carbon economy

By Simply Sustainable

5th May - London


Simply Sustainable, a specialist sustainability consultancy, is connecting professionals to celebrate the launch of Simply Sustainable's latest carbon insight document.



🌱Sustainability Meets Profitability

By PTC

6th May - Coventry

If you are an executive managing a manufacturing business and looking for more visibility into your operations, tools to streamline sustainability reporting and activities that maintain profits for shareholders, attend the “Sustainability Meets Profitability” executive event to gain insights from industry experts on the issues manufacturers face and how PTC and Microsoft technology is powering positive change.


🤝The love-story between Corporates and social ventures storytelling session

By CATALYST 2030

9th May - Virtual


This session will delve into how corporate–social venture collaborations can accelerate SDGs implementation. It will provide a clear understanding of the options available to social innovation networks in regards to how they can structure these collaborations, and monetize them while providing value to their social entrepreneur's network going forward.



🧗Levelling up: Creating Public Value in a ‘World Risk Society’

By University of Central Lancashire

10th May - London


This international conference is aimed at policymakers and practitioners in all sectors with public and policy facing roles. It will provide insights and inspiration for delegates to appreciate the imperative to achieve public value in a ‘World Risk Society’, assess the impact of your organisation on the Common Good, articulate the public value of your organisation and its contribution to society and achieve a contribution to the creation of a ‘Commonwealth of dignity’.



🌍The 333: How Social Enterprises are Saving the World

By The Conduit, Expert Impact and Social Enterprise UK

10th May - London


Three organisations (The Conduit, Expert Impact and Social Enterprise UK) will be bringing their members and networks together to socialise and connect to answer three important questions to help shape a longer conversation.

  • Are social enterprises any more effective than charities in creating positive social change?

  • Can you really make any money out of social enterprises?

  • What happens when founders or investors want to exit – can everybody involved (including stakeholders) end up a winner?

 

Create your own social procurement event:


  • Increase understanding of social procurement in your network

  • Put buyers ‘at the table’ with social enterprise suppliers

  • Make your organisation stand out as a leader on impact

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♻️Opportunity Harlow Breakfast Meeting: Sustainability - why is it important?

By Haven Gateway Partnership

12th May - Harlow

Join this event to learn about sustainability and carbon reduction as well as processes and systems you need to follow to help you design your environmental strategy. This event will explore:

  • What is sustainability and why is it important?

  • What environmental policies do buyers expect from suppliers?



🚛Greening your Supply Chain

By Startups Magazine

12th May - Virtual

Startups Magazine and UPS have teamed up to discuss how shipping providers help businesses create a sustainable world.


Join the webinar to learn:

  • How can small business owners include sustainability in their business strategy?

  • How does sustainability impact the online-buying behaviour of consumers?

  • What are some alternative delivery options that offset carbon footprint?

  • How can sustainable packaging provide value to your business?



⛰️SE120522 London and South East: Spring Social

By IEMA

12th May - London


Are you interested in discussing topical environmental and sustainability issues, sharing your experiences, and expanding your network in an informal environment? Then join the first IEMA London and South East social networking event of 2022.


🙌2022 - Helping Businesses to Embrace Sustainability

By Lincolnshire Open Research and Innovation Centre

18th May - Lincoln


Free, reflective and interactive workshop to help business owners/leaders focus on improving their "Triple Bottom Line".

Join this interactive, FREE workshop, and get guidance through a sustainable business canvas model to collate your thoughts and proposed actions into a toolbox you can use to embrace sustainability as core to your business planning.


📣Islington Voluntary, Community, Faith & Social Enterprise Sector Conference

By Voluntary Action Islington

18th May - London

The aim of this year's conference is to bring sector colleagues together to discuss and plan how they can work towards a stronger and more collaborative VCSE in Islington.



📈 Purchasing for Prosperity: public procurement & commissioning in Devon

By New Prosperity Devon

24th May - Virtual


A workshop exploring the fundamentals of purchasing for local prosperity and latest thinking around the role of public sector.



🏗️ Social Value Procurement - Buyers

by Unity Ventures 25th May - Hastings


Unity Ventures has invited Supply Change to deliver a short series of events designed to accelerate the opportunities of social value procurement in the Hastings area. In this workshop you will be given a guide to start introducing social procurement to your organisation and practical steps and advice for how to engage with more social enterprises through your supply chain.



🔔Social Value & Procurement!

By ANTZ UK

25th May - Online


Join this one-hour session to understand how incorporating Social Value into your business can help increase your margins for bids and tenders. Pathways will be introduced for further support to get you started on your Social Value journey.


📅Social Impact Day 2022

By Imperial College London

27th May - London


The Gandhi Centre will once again hold a 'Social Impact Day’, hosting industry experts, investors, academics, and ‘Ideas to Impact Challenge’ (i2i) teams to celebrate and discuss various elements of social impact through stimulating panel discussion and special guest speakers



💙 Social Value Procurement - Suppliers

By Unity Ventures

1st June - Hastings


Unity Ventures has invited Supply Change to deliver a short series of events designed to accelerate the opportunities of social value procurement in the Hastings area. In this workshop you will be given a guide to engaging with and winning public sector contracts for your social enterprise or charity.

 

Find out more about our work to increase more spending with social businesses here. To find out how to reach your sustainability targets through social procurement contact beth@supplychange.co.uk or check out our services for buyers.

 

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