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

  • 2019

    From Shareholders to Stakeholders

    The US Business Roundtable announced an evolution of its principles on the role of a corporation, calling on companies to shift from creating value for shareholders only to creating value for all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, communities and investors.
  • 2020

    Introducing the Purpose Playbook

    FSG and the Shared Value Initiative publish the Purpose Playbook to help companies better understand what it means to have a purpose-led organization, what makes a purpose worth having, and how to deliver on the promise of that purpose by focusing on shared value.
  • 2022

    Centering Equity in Corporate Purpose

    FSG and the Shared Value Initiative publish Centering Equity in Corporate Purpose, an actionable guide designed for corporate practitioners to deeply integrate equity into the company’s core business with the goal of contributing to the long-term success of business and society through more equitable outcomes for all
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