理事長的話

1961年約翰·肯尼迪(John F. Kennedy)在就職演說中提到「如果一個自由的社會不能幫助窮人,那麼它就無法拯救少數富人」。有許多學術研究證實,不平等是許多社會問題的主要根源,包括殺人、青少年肥胖和社交活動等。因此,台灣社會影響力研究院身為「社會價值網絡成員」(Social Value Network Members)之一,秉持著「聯合國永續發展目標十:減少國內及國家間不平等」的使命,強調會員機構必須讓所有「利害關係人」都參與主要戰略、目標設定以及營運計劃,以便將資源配置最大化。

要確保在增進所有利害關係人的平等和福祉方面,解決有針對性的社會問題,理解並妥善管理各種正面或負面的影響。我們也有一個共同的目標:改變社會對價值的重視方式。

「2016社會價值和影響力國際論壇」開啟我們的台灣據點,而在各方產、官、學等各方合作夥伴的努力下,短短三年間,我們已成長為台灣地區一個龐大而強大的網絡。有鑑於台灣近年在社會影響力領域的努力,2019年底,我們很榮幸與「社會價值國際」(Social Value International)共同主辦首次移師亞洲的「社會價值國際研討會2019」(Social Value International Conference),邀請超過80位國內外講者,15場座談/論壇、6場工作坊、5場圓桌會議與6場學術場次,大會主題為「社會價值走向主流」,邀請國內外產官學貴賓蒞臨開幕式,亦於研討會前舉辦台灣第五屆英國社會投資報酬率(Socail Return on Investment)執業師認證培訓工作坊,兩日活動廣受國際好評,且獲得熱烈回響,讓國際肯定台灣在對社會價值的貢獻。

結束去年的研討會後,我們更加確信社會價值這樣的主張將成為全世界所有國家的主流!因此,研究院期許在2020年強化我們的合作網絡與會員福利,將陸續規劃系列社會價值教育訓練、工作坊、實體與線上演講等活動,接軌國際社會價值經驗與潮流,並深化台灣在發展與連結,進一步期待能加速社會變革步伐。

我衷心感謝社會價值國際網絡中每位成員的大力支持,以及歷年為研究院與社會價值推廣做出貢獻的所有合作夥伴、贊助商、聯合組織者、委員會、志工和成員們。在此,也特別感謝英國社會價值國際對台灣社會影響力研究院的大力支持!

歡迎具有策略思考和熱情的您,加入台灣社會影響力研究院,讓我們共同改變世界對「價值」的評價方式,一同推動更平等、人與環境和諧共存的世界!

吳嘉沅

台灣社會影響力研究院理事長

Messages from the Chairman of Social Value Taiwan

“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich” – John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, 1961. Owing to many academic researches, inequalities are major root causes of many social problems ranging from homicide, teenage births to obesity and social mobility. With this in mind, Social Value Network Members share the same mission of “Reducing Inequality (SDG 10)”. Member organizations have to “Involve all Stakeholders” into their strategy and goal setting, as well as operational planning in order to prioritize resource allocation

in addressing the targeted social problems. It ensures that all kinds of impacts, positive or negative, are understood and well-managed in increasing the equality and well-being for all the stakeholders. We also share a common goal: to change the way society accounts for value.

Together, we are building a movement for positive change for our society. We started our network in 2016 with an International Forum of Social Impact and Social Value in

Taiwan. With the efforts of our partners and practitioners, we have grown into a large and strong network here in Taiwan for just three years. This year, it is our honor to co-host and organize the 2019 Social Value International Conference in Taiwan. Key highlights of this conference include five inspiring keynote speeches, and 32 workshops/sessions with over 80 speakers from around the world. We will also host Taiwan’s fifth SROI Accredited Practitioner Training Workshop.

We hope these well-planned events and activities will strengthen our networks collaboration and accelerate the movement of creating positive societal change. We foresee this movement becomes mainstream in all countries round the world.

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to every Network Members of Social Value International for your big supports. I’d also thank all the partners and sponsors, co-organizers, committees, volunteers and members who have contributed to the success of this event

Last but not least, I would like to extend my appreciation to Professor Jeremy Nicholls, who’s been an inspirational mentor and strong support of Social Value Taiwan. Without his guidance and coaching, Social Value Taiwan would not be where we are today. Thank you, Jeremy.

And to all of you, “Ni-hao, welcome to Taiwan”

吳嘉沅

Chairman of Social Value Taiwan