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What does "good" look like for companies trying to address modern slavery?
By: Quintin Lake | 7 hours 35 min ago | Permalink
Addressing modern slavery is becoming a business-critical for companies – for credibility with customers, investors, NGOs and the public – according to new research by Hult International Business School and The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI). 77% of companies think there is a likelihood of modern slavery occurring in their supply chains, up from 71% last year, and it is perceived to be... more
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Government as a catalyst for shared value partnerships
By: Michelle Wenzel | 3 days 21 hours ago | Permalink
On 1 February, more than 100 leaders from business, government and civil society gathered in Canberra, Australia to explore the role of Government as a catalyst for creating shared value partnerships. The forum examined the latest thinking on how the public sector can play a vital role in enabling and promoting shared value in private sector partnerships, and the changing role of business and... more
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Introducing the Corporate Racial Equity Advantage
By: Mark Kramer | 2 weeks 6 hours ago | Permalink
Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director, FSG Now, more than ever, the future of America depends on equity—just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. The private sector is the next frontier for the equity movement, and racial equity is the next frontier for corporate... more
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Leaders Hire Revolutionaries not "Yes People"
By: federico fioretto | 2 weeks 13 hours ago | Permalink
A few days ago a junior aspiring “leadership consultant” sent me a request to mentor him indicating, among other characteristics of his, the fact of being “Submissive to Authority”. Having worked in his part of the World as leadership trainer I recognized a trait of the local culture - one that causes a lot of problems, by the way, I know that he was trying to please me and show that he was ready... more
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The CSV Index
By: Craig Mascarenhas | 3 weeks 5 hours ago | Permalink
The CSV Index Craig Mascarenhas   Creating Shared Value The concept of Creating Shared Value (CSV) is conceived by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer in their 2011 Harvard Business Review article of the same name. They argue that CSV offers businesses and capitalism the next step towards progress, focusing on a broader approach for value creation, while simultaneously adding social,... more
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Think & Drink event: How inclusive is tech in East Africa?
By: Claudia Knobloch | 3 weeks 1 day ago | Permalink
The tech scene in East Africa is buzzing with brilliant creative minds, who are developing some of the world’s most innovative solutions to everyday challenges. The rapid growth in the region, particularly in Nairobi, is capturing the attention of investors and entrepreneurs around the world. But how inclusive is the tech industry in East Africa? Who is benefitting from the boom? And how can... more
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Insuring Shared Value
By: Nina Jais | 4 weeks 6 hours ago | Permalink
Insuring Shared Value Roundtable - January 19, 2017, Davos At its core, insurance is an inherently social business: its purpose is to protect individual or institutional customers from adverse events. Furthermore, insurance is – much like banking – an enabler of virtually all other sectors. This also implies that in order to simultaneously create value for business and society, insurers often... more
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Social Impact Lending: A Shared Value Strategy
By: Sam Moore | 1 month 1 week ago | Permalink
This post first appeared on LinkedIn “The increasing impact of compliance and prudential regulation are limiting access to financial services and hindering national productivity”, says Bendigo Bank’s CEO Mike Hirst. “SMEs are the most productive economic entities due to their structures, flexibility, payback periods and lower capital intensity,” Hirst has said. “This lack of adequate financing... more
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Shared Value Leadership Summit #3 on Inc.com's 2016 Most Innovative Conferences
By: Alicia Dunn | 1 month 2 weeks ago | Permalink
Most conferences follow a familiar formula – keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities… Not exactly a hotbed of innovation. Until now. The Shared Value Initiative is thrilled to share that the 2016 Shared Value Leadership Summit landed the #3 spot on Inc.com’s 10 Most Innovative Conferences of 2016. What makes the Summit so innovative? We’re glad you asked. Plenary... more
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Seasons Greetings to SVI
By: David Laurel | 2 months 1 day ago | Permalink
From a steadily growing group of Shared Value Practitioners from academia and from the field in the Philippines, we all wish the members/leaders from FSG and the Shared Value Initiative around the world. A Merry Christmas. We look forward to an exciting year of disrupting the cyclical equations of societal problems into opportunities, working for permanence of mutual benefit to society and... more
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