Stephen is Director of Impact and Learning at Power to Change. He leads their work using learning and evidence to develop the community business sector to recover, grow and deepen its impact. He has fifteen years’ experience of putting insight into action, working with others to design new products and services, evaluate their impact or tell stories through data. Stephen has worked across the private, public and third sectors, influencing policy and practice and speaking at conferences and events across Europe and also North America. He is a Trustee of the Charity Evaluation Working Group, and an advisor to the V&A Dundee on their Business in Design programme.
Tuesday 11 May
Building place-based data indices: How can we support places to use data to address the challenges they face?
This session asks ‘How can we support places to use data to address the challenges they face?’ Power to Change will chair the panel to Change with three speakers. The Centre for Thriving Places will present their Thriving Places Index, a framework measuring the local conditions for wellbeing, and whether those conditions are being delivered fairly and sustainably. The Social Economy Data Lab will present their work using credit and debit card transaction data to track the impact of Covid-19 on high streets. And Onward will present their work developing the Social Fabric Index, identifying not only the places which demand the greatest attention, but also the communities whose strength offers lessons.