Delivering on the Promise of Purpose Beyond Profits

By: Bobbi Silten | Managing Director at Shared Value Initiative | August 19th, 2019

By Greg Hills & Bobbi Silten

Having Corporate Purpose Benefits Business and Society

By: Bobbi Silten | Managing Director at Shared Value Initiative | June 21st, 2019

Originally published on the Aspen Ideas Festival website

What Is Corporate Purpose? No, Let Me Rephrase That. What Is a Corporate Purpose Worth Having?

By: Dane Smith | Managing Director at FSG | June 3rd, 2019

Everyone is talking about purpose these days. Customers and employees are asking about it. Millennials are particularly insistent about seeing evidence of purpose. At FSG, we’re encouraged that companies are thinking and talking about purpose. We have been working with companies to strengthen their CSR and shared value strategies for 20 years, and we have seen how powerful purpose can be when a company leads with it, as Danone, Discovery Health, Patagonia, and Enel have done. 

Leading with Purpose to Support Shared Value Performance

By: Georgina Eckert | Program Manager at Shared Value Initiative | March 14th, 2019

These days, companies frequently talk about purpose as a way to engage society. Business leaders leverage a compelling purpose statement—a company’s fundamental reason for being—for a range of reasons, from recruiting and retaining top talent, to securing customer loyalty, to gradually engaging investors, partners and other stakeholders.

Cutting through the noise: A conversation on creating shared value and investors at Davos

By: Mark Kramer | Founder and Managing Director at FSG | January 23rd, 2019

By Nina Jais, Mark Kramer and Marc Pfitzer

Today we met with 25 investors and corporate leaders in Davos to discuss the changes needed to get more investors to allocate resources to shared value companies.



By: Bobbi Silten | Managing Director at Shared Value Initiative | November 6th, 2018

I’ve found that whenever I start a new job, the first 100 days go by quickly and it was no different stepping into the role as the leader of the Shared Value Initiative.  I spent my first few months getting immersed in all things shared value, meeting with SVI members and collaborators, and talking with practitioners and thought leaders in the field to understand our challenges and opportunities.  In all these encounters there was a common thread: the belief in shared value is strong.

How Insurance Companies are Preparing for the Future through Shared Value

By: Nina Jais | Associate Director at FSG | September 11th, 2018

This is an exciting time of innovation and impact for the insurance industry. As we’ve discussed in our research, insurance is the ultimate shared value industry, where social impact is integral to economic success. Reducing accidents, improving health, and helping organizations better prepare for economic risks both improve the profitability of insurers and enable better outcomes for the lives of millions of people.

Applaud the Changemakers Because Change is Hard

By: Bobbi Silten | Managing Director at Shared Value Initiative | August 20th, 2018

These days there seems to be an ever-growing list of global challenges facing governments, civil society, businesses and citizens of the planet. From cybersecurity threats to income inequality to extreme weather to homelessness to food and water insecurity, the range of problems is broad, and the issues, in many cases, are deep.

Shared Value: An Inflection Point in the Making

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You’ve probably never heard of Cashco Financial.

By: Rob Shields | Marketing at Cashco Financial | February 27th, 2018

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta and serving about 50,000 clients across one of the biggest countries in the world, that’s not surprising.

However, you may be surprised by our purpose, our story, and our big idea.

Financial Inclusion