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Social Value Matters conference, upcoming webinars and more LBG Canada news

Social Value Matters 2020 Conference

This September, Social Value Canada is convening Social Value Matters 2020, an international conference that will bring together experts from around the globe to address key social and environmental issues.

The social value movement is working to working to change the way that companies, governments and institutions accounts for value, shifting the dialogue away from a blinkered focus on financial value and towards a collective understanding and measurement of social value.

For community investment professionals, this conference can offer meaningful insight into Indigenous economic inclusion, the SDGs, community development, impact measurement, the state of philanthropy, social enterprises, stakeholder engagement, and much more.

This is why LBG Canada has partnered with Social Value Canada to offer an exclusive discount code to our members.

Head to and use the code ThFDNYrl when registering for 25% off. (Full access early-bird tickets available until September 10.)

Check out the SVM 2020 sessions we’re excited about!

The Rise of Inequality as a Corporate Concern
This conversation with speakers from the Capitals Coalition, SASB and The Shift Project will dive into how companies can effectively integrate social impact and environmental accountability into their corporate culture and help prioritize the development of shared value.

Communities Flourish When Stakeholder Voices are Heard
New Zealand’s approach to Indigenous reconciliation has been unique. During this session Awerangi Tamihere, COO of the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, will share her perspective on how stakeholder inclusion has contributed to greater wellbeing and enduring benefits in Māori communities.

The Rise of the Impact Economy

Stakeholders are demanding more accountability from companies and increasingly expect a clear corporate commitment to positive impact and purpose. Paul Allard from Impak will highlight how this transformation to an “impact economy,” where values of sustainability and justice are incorporated into a company’s DNA, will play out now and in the future.

Mobilizing Private Sector Capital Towards Achieving the SDGs

As 2030 approaches, global progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals has become ever more critical. While many companies have joined the SDG movement, this session will explore the challenges in achieving meaningful impact within the corporate sector.

LBG Canada September Town Hall

A reminder that LBG Canada will be convening a town hall on September 17 to bring together member companies and discuss supporting community investment and reporting in racialized communities. Join the conversation and sign up at the emailed link!


On the Radar


  • CCVO Conversation: Missed the webinar hosted by LBG and the CCVO on the impact of COVID-19 on the Alberta non-profit sector? The recording is available to all LBG members, and many of the learnings are applicable to communities across Canada.
  • Volunteer Canada Webinar: Looking to learn more about virtual volunteering? Volunteer Canada is holding a webinar on August 25 to dive into best practices
  • Benevity Webinar: Benevity is hosting an open webinar on August 26 on the theme of “Delivering Measurable Change With Community Investment.”
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review Conference: The SSIR will be convening their annual conference from September 22-24 on the topic of “COVID-19: Reshaping Social Innovation.”

Bright Ideas

GlobeScan and SustainAbility have shared outcomes from their 2020 Sustainability Leaders Survey, which ranks companies according to their leadership in the sustainability sector and which saw Unilever, Patagonia and IKEA in the top spots this year. It also highlights salient CSR trends and insights.

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship has released the 33rd issue of their quarterly magazine, the “Corporate Citizen.” Topics include features on diversity and inclusion, climate action, and corporate efforts in response to the pandemic and racial inequality.

Realized Worth’s latest article tackles the challenges associated with maintaining participation while running an effective employee giving and volunteering campaign. With many companies shifting to a “giving month” model, issues such as low year-round participation outside of the campaign have become much more salient.