Propelling Purpose Summit 2021 Social Purpose Resources
We look forward to seeing you at the Propelling Purpose Summit November 17-18, 2021, where leading thinkers and thinking leaders will come together to develop the plans to change business for good in Canada.
We have a great line-up of new and valuable resources, tools, and publications for release in the run-up to the Summit. Check them out below and join us at the Summit for more: www.propellingpurpose.ca.
SOCIAL PURPOSE 101 PRIMER
Our Social Purpose 101 Primer equips you to participate in the Propelling Purpose Summit 2021. It includes the definition of a Social Purpose Business, the social purpose business case and case studies of social purpose businesses. Click here to access it.
SOCIAL PURPOSE ASSOCIATION
A social purpose association is an association whose raison d’être is to create a better world. A social purpose association has a North Star that sets out why the association exists – the greater good it aspires to. An association who has a social purpose as its reason for being serves society, in addition to serving its members. This tool will be released shortly and discussed at the Summit.
PURPOSE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK
A board of directors is responsible for ensuring the organization achieves its Purpose. Boards need to ensure the organizational Purpose remains relevant and future-fit, and that it drives strategy and decision-making. The Purpose Governance Framework provides an overview of the steps boards should follow in developing and governing a corporate Purpose. This tool will be released shortly and discussed at the Summit.
CANADIAN CORPORATE SOCIAL PURPOSE ECOSYSTEM
We are mapping the Canadian Corporate Social Purpose Economy ecosystem. With this interactive map, find the partners and allies scaling the social purpose economy in Canada. Contact us if you would like your organization or any others to be included on this ground-breaking map! Click here to access it. The Map will be employed throughout the Summit.
PUBLIC POLICY OPTIONS TO ADVANCE SOCIAL PURPOSE (CONSULTATION DRAFT)
This Policy Brief explores government reforms and policy measures that support and incentivize businesses and entrepreneurs to adopt and implement a social purpose as the reason they exist. It is a proposed list of roles and measures local, provincial, and federal governments can play to mainstream social purpose in business life. The social purpose community will be asked to provide input on these ideas at the Summit. Click here to access it.
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PURPOSE PROCUREMENT
Social purpose companies and other organizations are encouraged to engage their suppliers, vendors, and contractors on adopting and implementing a social purpose as the reason they exist. This tool is designed for procurement managers and buyers to begin raising social purpose awareness with their suppliers and prospective suppliers. It will be released shortly and discussed at the Summit.
SOCIAL PURPOSE ASSESSMENT
The Social Purpose Assessment helps companies measure the degree to which they have a compelling purpose, and how much the purpose is embedded in the company and its relationships. Click here to access it. It will be discussed at the Summit.
PURPOSE IN BUSINESS WEEK NOVEMBER 15 – 19, 2021
Join the first-ever Purpose in Business Week in Canada! Does your organization have a commitment, a new social purpose, or a piece of thought leadership it would like to share during Purpose in Business Week? Contact us to let us know and we will be pleased to amplify it! Purpose champions, tweet or share your own purpose commitment during that week, using #purposeinbusinessweek. Click here for more information on #Purposeinbusinessweek. (coming soon)
CANADA’S PURPOSE ECONOMY ROAD MAP
The SPI and partners have developed a Purpose Economy Roadmap for Canada. The Summit is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to help craft a new national economic narrative! Make your mark and join us at the Summit. Invite your allies and colleagues and let’s co-create the road to the Purpose Economy together. View Canada’s Purpose Economy Roadmap 1.0