About Shared Value Initiative

Creating Unexpected Connections

The Shared Value Initiative is building a community of leaders who are activating their own potential for impact so that everyone can realize their possibility and live a life of dignity. We are driven by pioneers, the curious, knowledge seekers, idea generators, and committed leaders who want to make the world a more equitable, healthy and sustainable place.

The Evolution of a Movement

  • 2011

    The Big Idea

    Michael Porter and Mark Kramer publish “Creating Shared Value” in Harvard Business Review, catalyzing a fundamental shift in the way business focuses on identifying and expanding the connections between societal and economic progress.
  • 2011

    Convening of Leaders

    FSG hosts the first annual Shared Value Leadership Summit in Cambridge, MA featuring dynamic conversation on initiating and executing shared value strategies.
  • 2012

    Commitment to Action

    The Shared Value Initiative officially launches as a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to act as a global knowledge and learning hub with seed funding from Mercy Corps, Nestlé, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Verizon.
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