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

  • 2013

    Innovating for Shared Value

    In 2013 FSG published "Innovating for Shared Value" in Harvard Business Review which outlined the five elements successful shared value companies use to move from idea to action.
  • 2013

    Capacity Building

    The Shared Value Initiative introduces the Affiliated Professionals Service Network to build an emerging global community of practitioners providing shared value consulting and communications services.
  • 2014

    A Global Network

    The Shared Value Project Australia launches as the SVI’s first global partner, an important step in engaging companies in market-specific opportunities. Shared Value Initiative India would follow in 2015 and Shared Value Project Hong Kong and Africa Shared Value Initiative in 2017.
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Meet The Team

Bobbi Silten

Bobbi Silten

Managing Director
BobbiH.Silten@sharedvalue.org

Bobbi Silten is the Managing Director of the Shared Value Initiative, a global community of leaders who find business solutions for societal challenges.

She is the co-editor of the Purpose Playbook, a guide to help business leaders put purpose into practice with shared value.

Bobbi has been a long-time practitioner of leading social change through business and brings deep experience as a purpose-driven leader with over three decades of corporate experience. Previously, Bobbi spent 12 years at Gap Inc. where she most recently served as EVP, Global Talent & Sustainability. She sat on the company’s senior leadership team and oversaw communications, government affairs, sustainability, and Gap Foundation. She joined Gap Inc. as the head of Gap Foundation and led the transformation of the organization based on a shared value strategy. As the head of the Gap Foundation she oversaw the creation of the P.A.C.E. program for female garment workers as well as This Way Ahead, a first jobs program for underserved youth leveraging Gap Inc. leaders and stores. Prior to joining Gap Inc., Bobbi spent a decade at Levi Strauss & Co., with her last five years as President of Dockers U.S. Bobbi began her career in advertising and was with Foote, Cone & Belding/SF for 11 years.

Bobbi co-founded and chaired Reimagining Service, a national cross-sector effort to increase the impact of volunteering in the U.S., and was a founding board member of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. In 2011, she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the White House Council for Community Solutions to create pathways for Opportunity Youth and she is currently a co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Systemic Inequalities and Social Cohesion.

 

Reema Guegel

Reema Guegel

Director, Partnership and Program Development
Reema.Guegel@sharedvalue.org

Reema is the Director of Partner Engagement and Programs with the Shared Value Initiative where she collaborates with the SVI team and community to enhance and position its thought leadership.

In this role she leads engagement with the Initiative’s community of partners and works with the SVI team to develop and deliver innovative programming that adds value and advances the practice of shared value. Prior to joining FSG, Reema was involved in global health and social development work through her time with the US Pharmacopeia (USP) and University Research Co. (URC), where she led business development and consulting efforts focused on: pharmaceutical quality and its impact in low-to-middle-income countries; gender equity and inclusion in nutrition practices at the intersection of reproductive, maternal, and child health matters; and, the quality of service delivery in TB eradication efforts in Uganda. Prior to 2012, she spearheaded partnership efforts dedicated to the unique commercial and economic relationships between the United States and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region through her work with the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) and the US-Jordan Business Alliance (USJBA). This involved stakeholder engagement, external affairs, government relations, and program development, including private sector advocacy for the ratification of the US-Jordan Free Trade Agreement and the US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement.

Alicia Dunn

Alicia Dunn

Associate Director, Marketing & Communications
Alicia.Dunn@sharedvalue.org

As Associate Director of Communications for the Shared Value Initiative, Alicia leads strategic communications thinking in order to build a movement of companies engaged in shared value.

In this role, Alicia leads the conceptualization and execution of the annual Leadership Summit and works with the team to develop engaging thought leadership and collaborative experiences. She also leads the SVI’s engagement with Fortune magazine to develop the annual Change the World list. Alicia comes to FSG with over 10 years of experience building communications plans for companies committed to systemic social and environmental change. Alicia worked as the marketing communications manager at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships where she oversaw a marketing team to provide strategic direction, campaign and message development, content creation, media outreach, website support, digital marketing, and event marketing targeted to a wide range of audiences.

Georgie Eckert

Georgie Eckert

Senior Program Manager
Georgina.Eckert@sharedvalue.org

As Senior Program Manager, Georgie helps oversee programming and activities that support shared value leaders. She is co-editor of the Purpose Playbook and manages its updates and translations.

In this role, Georgie works with the team to develop tools for shared value practitioners, and organize events such as ideas exchanges, the Leadership Summit, and other collaborative programs that bring together shared value innovators working to activate their purpose by creating shared value. Georgie comes to the SVI with experience as a financial journalist in New York, where her focus was primarily on impact investing and developments across emerging-market economies and financial communities. She brings a global perspective to the SVI’s work through her international upbringing and experiences studying and researching in developing countries.

Sam Wollak

Sam Wollak

Digital Marketing Manager
Sam.Wollak@fsg.org

As Digital Marketing Manager, Sam supports the Initiative’s marketing and communications efforts to strengthen and engage our community of shared value leaders.

In this role, Sam manages the Initiative’s website, social medial channels, and email communications to the shared value community, and supports the team in creating engaging programing and content that furthers the shared value movement. Prior to joining the SVI, Sam spent several years working in marketing-related roles including at membership associations, AARP and PBS. He brings a passion for working with organizations tackling some of society’s most pressing challenges and is excited to apply a shared value lens to further this work.

Imani Hicks

Imani Hicks

Executive Assistant
Imani.Hicks@fsg.org

As Executive Coordinator, Imani supports the Shared Value Initiative's managing director and overall team while also supporting FSG’s San Francisco office and one of its managing directors.

In this role, Imani supports the team in engaging the SVI’s Partner community as well as in creating collaborative and engaging programming that supports shared value practitioners and innovators. Prior to joining FSG, Imani held various roles in administration and customer service, including a 6-month internship on the diversity team at Pandora Media as part of her experience in the Year Up program. In addition to Imani’s several years of administrative experience, she brings great passion and empathy for social issues taking place today. She has particular compassion for people facing homelessness and children who have experienced trauma. Her upbeat attitude and optimistic mindset support her eagerness to uplift others and make a positive impact in the world.

Our Expert Advisors

Michael Porter

Michael Porter

Bishop William Lawrence University Professor
Harvard Business School
Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer

Co-founder & Managing Director
FSG
Helen Medina

Helen Medina

Senior Public Affairs Manager, Government and Multilateral Relations
Nestlé
Lisa Mondschein

Lisa Mondschein

Chief of Staff - Office of the CEO
Discovery
Maria Cristina Papetti

Maria Cristina Papetti

Head of Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing
Enel
Nikhil Bumb

Nikhil Bumb

Associate Director
FSG
Greg Hills

Greg Hills

Co-CEO
FSG
Adeeb Mahmud

Adeeb Mahmud

Managing Director
FSG
Marc Pfitzer

Marc Pfitzer

Managing Director
FSG
Dane Smith

Dane Smith

Managing Director
FSG