Social Value Marketplace Podcast by Buy Social Canada
SVMP.05 The Way to a Marketplace Revolution

SVMP.05 The Way to a Marketplace Revolution

July 28, 2020

David LePage, managing partner of Buy Social Canada, has just written and released a new book, Marketplace Revolution — from Concentrated Wealth to Community Capital. In this well-timed and pioneering work, David makes it very clear that the pathway to a more egalitarian and healthy society is in plain view. In straightforward and practical terms he shows how the purchasing power community anchor institutions like cities, hospitals, universities, and businesses could create an entirely different kind of economy, one he calls a Social Value Marketplace.

The aim of this Marketplace Revolution is to leverage current economic transactions for social good. David outlines how social procurement could create economic demand for social enterprises. Those enterprises engage in marketplace activities for social aims. Bringing social purchasers together with social-good providers has the potential to reorient our economic system to community building rather than the concentration of wealth. The implications are far reaching. Workplaces providing services in this marketplace as well those purchasing those services would find themselves enlivened by a sense of connection, wholeness, and social purpose. Work would be more whole and egalitarian. Wealth redistribution would begin to occur in natural and healthy ways. Taxpayers would realize better value for their money as tax revenue would be better flowed to intentionally address social possibilities and less into private hands for private use. Of course this marketplace also requires social value finance and investment. David rounds out the ecology by calling on foundations and social financiers to step up their game too, to outdo each other with social goals as their yardstick of success.

In this episode of the Buy Social Canada Social Value Marketplace podcast, I first ask David to reflect on his recent digital book launch. Then we touch on each element of the Social Value Marketplace. And finally, David invites you to events and initiatives if you too would like to join this Marketplace Revolution.

Learn more about Buy Social Canada here.

Visit this link to get your copy of Marketplace Revolution — from Concentrated Wealth to Community Capital by David Lepage. 

This podcast is brought to you by Buy Social Canada in collaboration with Axiom News. Learn more about Buy Social Canada through their website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

SVMP.04 Construction Projects Create Social Value with Martin Loosemore

SVMP.04 Construction Projects Create Social Value with Martin Loosemore

July 28, 2020

Martin Loosemore is Professor of Construction Management at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

He has published 10 books and over 300 internationally refereed articles in the areas of risk management, innovation, social procurement, social enterprise and corporate social responsibility. His work has received numerous international awards. He serves on the international advisory committees and editorial boards of many leading internationally refereed journals and conferences.

Martin is the founding partner of a successful social business which specializes in securing work opportunities in the Australian construction and engineering industries for people who face barriers to employment.

In this Buy Social Canada Social Value Marketplace podcast, we explore the power and potential in the intersection of construction and social procurement. Martin has been integral to Connectivity Centres, centres associated with large building projects. These centres bring employment and third sector organizations into collaboration with construction companies to create social value.

Social Procurement is changing the construction industry in some countries by requiring social value creation, including social hiring, to be built into projects. Construction firms and civil society organizations alike have work to do to meet these new demands and opportunities. Relying on his experiences in Australia, Martin describes with great detail what works, what doesn’t, and how to proceed to what’s next.

Learn more about Martin here.

Visit this link to get your copy of Marketplace Revolution — from Concentrated Wealth to Community Capital by David Lepage. 

This podcast is brought to you by Buy Social Canada in collaboration with Axiom News. Learn more about Buy Social Canada through their website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

SVMP.03 Chandos Construction a Leader in Social Procurement with Tim Coldwell

SVMP.03 Chandos Construction a Leader in Social Procurement with Tim Coldwell

July 28, 2020

Chandos Construction is a 100 percent employee owned, 40-year-old construction firm operating in cities across Canada. It is also a Certified B Corporation and a leader in social hiring and social procurement. Tim Coldwell is president of the company. His story is a compelling one. He is Mohawk and self-identifies as having been a youth at risk.

In this episode of Buy Social Canada’s Social Value Marketplace podcast Tim shares his story of having found a second family in Chandos construction. From there we explore how this remarkable company practices social hiring and social procurement as a matter of course and intention. We discuss how social enterprises, firms like Chandos, municipalities, and the federal government are shaping a Social Value Marketplace that could take root as we look through and beyond COVID19.

You can learn more about Chandos Construction at www.chandos.com.

Visit this link to get your copy of Marketplace Revolution — from Concentrated Wealth to Community Capital by David Lepage. 

This podcast is brought to you by Buy Social Canada in collaboration with Axiom News. Learn more about Buy Social Canada through their website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

SVMP.02 Finding Purchase for Marketplace Revolution with Stephen Young, SAP

SVMP.02 Finding Purchase for Marketplace Revolution with Stephen Young, SAP

July 28, 2020

All of government, business, institutions, and non-profit organizations are purchasers. Every purchase they make has economic, environmental, and social value-creation power.

Social procurement leverages their existing purchasing for social value. It is a way to redirect the world’s spending to the social value marketplace and so fuel healthy communities

SAP is the world market leader in enterprise application software. It helps companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best. 77 percent of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. SAP itself flows 24.7 billion euros in annual revenue, conducts business in 140 countries, and employs 101,150 people.

With more than five years of procurement experience and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Stephen Young is well placed as the global lead for SAPs Procurement with Purpose program.

The significance of SAP’s work and platforms to connect the world’s buyers to social-value producers, its partnership with Buy Social Canada and other such networks around the world, becomes apparent as our conversation unfolds.

In this episode of Buy Social Canada’s Social Value Marketplace podcast, Stephen explores an emerging global trend that could redirect existing and untold revenue into a Marketplace Revolution.

Learn more about SAP here.

Visit this link to get your copy of Marketplace Revolution — from Concentrated Wealth to Community Capital by David Lepage. 

This podcast is brought to you by Buy Social Canada in collaboration with Axiom News. Learn more about Buy Social Canada through their website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

SVMP.01 State of Social Economy in Canada and Around the World with Nancy Neamtan

SVMP.01 State of Social Economy in Canada and Around the World with Nancy Neamtan

July 28, 2020

For over three decades Nancy Neamtan has been on the frontlines of the social economy movement in Quebec. Nancy served as CEO of Chantier de l’économie sociale from 1996 to 2015. She contributed to the creation of international networks in which she is recognized for her expertise.

In this Buy Social Canada Social Value Marketplace podcast, Nancy explores the history and state of social economy developments around the world and Canada in particular. Nancy speaks to what is happening, what the next steps are, as well as what she anticipates is possible in light of current realities. You can expect to better understand the rich soil in which social economy is growing and to be inspired by Nancy’s energy and enthusiasm for what is to come.

Nancy kicks off the Buy Social Canada Social Value Marketplace podcast series by making sense of where we have been, are, and where we could go on our journey to social economy.

Nancy is a member of the Order of Canada.

Visit this link to get your copy of Marketplace Revolution — from Concentrated Wealth to Community Capital by David Lepage. 

This podcast is brought to you by Buy Social Canada in collaboration with Axiom News. Learn more about Buy Social Canada through their website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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