By: Meghan Ennes | Manager, Digital Communications at Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship | May 6th, 2015

UPDATE: We've now added Summit video to this post so you can see the winning speeches in action. See the 2016 Storyteller Winners here

Earlier this year, we asked you to give us your best examples of shared value in action for a chance to speak at the Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York. Well, the event is finally here and we’re pleased to announce the three winners of the Shared Value Storytellers competition.

We were amazed this year to receive more than 60 excellent submissions by shared value practitioners from every corner of the globe. Now that’s momentum! With only three available speaker slots we had to be very selective and say “No” to some truly inspiring stories of impact. That’s why we’re featuring all of the storyteller applicants in our Shared Value Case Example Library here on

View the Shared Value Storytellers’ Case Examples >>

And now on to the winners who will present at the May 12-13 #SVLeaders Summit:

Burcu Gündüz, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Koç Holding

In Turkey, companies have been struggling to find qualified technical personnel. The MLMM project (Vocational Education: A Crucial Matter for the Nation) was initiated by Koç Holding with the intention of creating awareness in all segments of society on the importance of vocational technical education, while ensuring a future workforce of well-trained technical workers. At Koç Holding, Ms. Gündüz is responsible for the CSR and sustainability strategy of Koç Holding as well as the design of the Group’s social development projects, such as this vocational education project.

Vocational Education: A Crucial Matter for the Nation (MLMM) Project >>



Dr. Allan Pamba, VP of Pharmaceuticals, East Africa, GlaxoSmithkline

Dr. Pamba is responsible for GSK commercial operations in 9 Eastern Africa countries, focused on driving sustainable delivery of medicines & vaccines via innovative business models. He will speak on GSK’s investment in Africa to increase access to medicines, build capacity, and deliver sustainable growth – with the long-term vision to make GSK products available to 80% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa and least developed countries by 2020. Prior to GSK, Dr. Pamba trained & worked as a physician in Kenya, where he conducted clinical trials on management of severe Malaria in children and set up one of the first HIV Comprehensive Care Clinics in government service in Kenya benefitting from PEPFAR funding.

A healthier future for Africa is shared value >>

Read Dr. Pamba's blog post >>



Zoe Piper, Co-Founder and Director, Ecolour

In 2009 Ms. Piper co-founded Ecolour, an Australian based manufacturer of premium quality, non-toxic paint manufactured from waste engine oil, now widely distributed. Ecolour’s product range is highly innovative, managing to create a product that is non-toxic and provides a superior finish. Not only does the production of this paint reduce carbon emissions, but it’s also 100% free of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are toxins found in most other paint products that cause a range of health issues from headaches to asthma to cancer.

Non-toxic paint from used engine oil >>

Read Ecolour's press release on speaking at the Summit >>


Thank you to everyone who submitted! 

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