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Social Value Canada is convening the September 28-29 gatherings of #SVM2020: People, Plant & Power on behalf of the Social Value International (SVI) network. Speakers include local, national and international thought-leaders and practitioners from across the social value agenda.

The essence of #SVM2020: People, Plant & Power is highly relevant to all sectors. We all know that the urgency of climate change is unignorable and must be addressed. Systemic and growing inequality is an equally urgent priority requiring immediate action.


Social Value Matters conferences are designed for leaders, planners and activators in all sectors, those seeking tools, guidance and knowledge on how to take concrete actions to address climate change and inequality across their various spheres of responsibility.


The world is calling for new and better leadership, actions that truly acknowledge and value both people and our environment, and approaches that increase wellbeing for all. Corporate, public sector and social sector roles, organizations of all sizes and each individual has an important role to play. #SVM2020: People, Plant & Power is your SVI resource on the path to a better way forward.  


Join us. Contact svc@socialvalue-canada.org to register.
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David Shields

Contract For Change
David is the founder and CEO of Value Match, founded in 2013. As a Senior Executive, David has a track record of designing and implementing commercial/procurement strategies aligned to organisational goals in both the Public and Private Sector.

David has lead teams in both the UK and Internationally, including Hong Kong and the USA, delivering improved commercial outcomes across numerous industries and sectors including the US Federal Government, Airline Industry, Financial Services, Manufacturing, ICT Services and Professional Services.
David’s last UK Public Sector role was with the Government Procurement Services (now known as the Crown Commercial Service) in which he was the Managing Director. During his time in this role David took a central role in setting out a significant programme of transformation extending over a two-year period, delivering savings of £5.2bn for the UK Taxpayer, and was a key part of the Efficiency & Reform Groups approach to delivering substantial Public Sector efficiencies.

Prior to his role as Managing Director, David implemented Category Management across the Public Sector as part of the Office of Government Commerce, which included establishing a national spend analytics programme, increased use of eCommerce, amalgamation of buying organisations and enhanced collaboration across all parts of the Public Sector.
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