Social Value Matters 2017

This year’s Social Value International conference is being held in Istanbul against a backdrop of increasing inequality and global uncertainty. This year there is 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,… Read more »

Enabling Social Action National Conference

When:  16 February 2017, 10:00-16:15 Where: The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR Registration: Free (Click here to register) Led by Cornwall Council, Staffordshire County Council and Islington Council in partnership with the New Economics Foundation, this event gives participants the chance to hear from public sector leaders about their experience with: Creating resourceful communities… Read more »

Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard

Launch and workshop Organised by the University of Surrey and Griffith University with support from NEF Consulting. When:  29 September 2016, 9.30-12.00 Where: NEF Consulting, New Economics Foundation, 10 Salamanca Place London SE1 7HB The Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard has been designed with stakeholder input. It provides a mechanism to measure global tourism contribution across a broad… Read more »

Worker wellbeing: a right or a privilege?

A free Ethical Insights event hosted by the Ethical Trading Institute. WHEN: Tuesday, 24 May 2016 from 08:30 to 10:00 (BST) WHERE: Ethical Trading Initiative – 8 Coldbath Square, London, EC1R 5HL  REGISTER HERE  Wellbeing is seen as an important part of a flourishing society. It is associated with feeling happy, healthy and valued.  But what… Read more »

Knee High Design Challenge

Finale event 9 May 2016. Design Council and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity  celebrate the Knee High Design Challenge. Over the last two years, they have invested in imaginative and effective interventions that will make a lasting difference to children’s early years. NEF Consulting worked with them to evaluate the social and economic impact of new services… Read more »

Measuring What Matters in Tourism

A half-day exploratory workshop with thought leaders and decision makers within tourism.  Tuesday, 14 June 2-5pm followed by networking 5-6pm, London Global tourism is forecast to double in size over the next 15-17 years.  The measures that we have used historically have focused on measuring tourism volume and occasionally on mapping ecological resource utilisation and economic… Read more »

Measuring soft and hard outcomes

On 17 November, Olivier Vardakoulias presented a lunch time masterclass at Third Sector magazine’s  conference, High Impact.  The event offered practical examples and insights to help charities and other organisations in the third sector to measure and communicate positive change (impacts and outcomes). Speaking alongside Ed Holloway, Programme Director for Strategic and Impact at the… Read more »

How to create an Economy for the Common Good

Monday 2 November 2015 5.45 for 6.15 – 9pm and afterwards for networking 24 Greencoat Place, London How can we make companies ‘profitable’ in a way that helps humans thrive and conserves our planet for future generations – and enable communities to maximize their contribution to the common good? Is there a way to put… Read more »

What is the purpose of business?

4 November, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London. Graham Randles, Managing Director of NEF consulting, is speaking at this Quaker & Business event for anyone interested in how business and the economy can work better for people, the society and the world. Other speakers include: Professor Colin Mayer, a government advisor on new business models from Said Business School, and author… Read more »

The IED Annual Conference

18 November 2015, ILEC Conference Centre, London. Senior private and public sector professionals working within economic development and regeneration, will come together to tackle the most pressing challenges when it comes to fostering economic growth at a local and regional level. Eileen Lennon Head of Social Inclusion YTKO Group  will be talking about our work for… Read more »