Ambitions for Getting Even
1. To create an opportunity for doers and thinkers in the public, corporate and third sector, to share and map their experiences of the marketplace
2. To develop and pool ideas and solutions that highlight what is needed to create a more progressive, level playing field
3. To bring principle findings from this debate onto the national stage
4. To develop a credible and influential network capable of testing new methods, and lobbying for wider change
5. To contribute to ongoing research to build the case for equality in the marketplace
Who should attend?
Unlike minds who recognise that current marketplace inequalities need to be challenged, and want to debate how.
Bidders with questions for commissioners, corporate bosses seeking social change, and charities struggling with meaning and money... if you are eager to engage in an open conversation about how to make things fairer, sign up now.
- Socially motivated SMEs
- Third sector managers
- Public sector managers
- Corporate sector managers
- Funders and commissioners
- Thought leaders
Up for discussion
There will be case studies, a panel debate and sparring sessions throughout the day that won't shy away from the big questions...
The race to the bottom
Does everything have to come down to the bottom line, and if so what does this mean for the third sector and socially motivated businesses?
Love me tender
The Big Society promised more contracting opportunities for third sector and SMEs, but what impact is the demanding tendering process having when larger and more powerful contractors invariably end up winning?
Is corporate social responsibility window-dressing or a meaningful route to social good?
The only way is ethics
In some circles, terms like ethics, value, and societal impact are seen as irrelevant and un-businesslike. Why?
Whose playing field is it anyway?
There have long been promises to level the playing field for third sector and socially motivated organisations, and yet why are so many of the available services unhelpful and over priced?
What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is... mine
Many third sector and socially motivated SME’s lose the right to intellectual property when working with a larger ‘partner’. How can we keep control of our work?
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