Welcome to the Shared Value Initiative’s Academic Portal, a resource for professors, researchers, and students to access shared value research and connect with other academics in the social innovation community.



Shared value is an emerging field of study in business, policy, and sustainability programs. Many in our community are actively teaching shared value as an approach, and many more are researching the concept for inclusion in peer-reviewed papers, dissertations, and case studies. We hope this portal will provide you with resources that will be helpful to those looking to deepen their shared value knowledge and incorporate concepts and cases into their work. 

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This is also a platform where you can contribute your own research and approaches to benefit the broader academic community. This community of practice will provide opportunities for professors, researchers, and students to connect with one another and with key corporate and partner practitioners to enhance and deepen the shared value field. 

Here's how to get started:

  1. Make sure you're registered for the general practitioner community here on sharedvalue.org. It's free and you'll receive shared value updates via email.
  2. Visit the academic discussion forum to read special updates catered to an academic audience. 
  3. Browse the general member directory to connect with other researchers and potential collaborators. 
  4. Start posting content. Write a blog post, test your latest findings, ask a research question, or comment on another post.
  5. Contribute to the Shared Value Research Agenda for the coming year. 


Enter Academic Discussion Forum


This community is a work in progress, so we also want to hear from you. What would be useful to your shared value scholarship and application in the classroom? Let us know at info@sharedvalue.org

Discussion Forum

Connect with other academics and exchange course frameworks, workshop your draft papers, or find local connections to convene with in person. Enter Discussion Forum

Core Shared Value Literature

Here you'll find a listing of our best scholarship on shared value including research reports, mid-length case studies, links to articles, and more. Browse Research

Harvard Case Studies

Featured in the Havard Business School Executive Education course on shared value, these cases are available for purchase on hbr.org: 

Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value Strategy

Yara International: Africa Strategy

Discovery Limited

Dow: Breakthroughs to World Challenges

Walmart: Segmenting Social Impact

Social Business at Novartis: Arogya Parivar