By: Stacy Neal | Associate Director of Programs at Shared Value Initiative | September 2nd, 2016

Mark your calendar for the biggest shared value event of the year! 

On behalf of the Shared Value Initiative, I’m thrilled to announce that the 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit will be held on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10 at the Conrad New York. We’ll be hosting for the fourth time in New York City and will feature a two-day agenda gathering more than 400 shared value practitioners.  

Registration begins December 1, 2016. Save the date for this premier annual event in the shared value field—and register for the community for upcoming information on how to register.

What Can You Expect at the Summit?

The 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit will not only offer inspiration to the innovators who create shared value—but also the tools to get the work done:

  • Expect to be inspired: The plenary stage will feature inspirational speakers who find business opportunities in social challenges. This year, Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez and Enel CEO Francesco Starace will be among many corporate leaders represented on stage. More speakers will be announced. 
  • Expect to get to work: Explore shared value trends and troubleshoot your own challenges with other leaders in practitioner-led labs, office hours with experts, and social innovation pitch sessions. Stay tuned for more structured networking opportunities at this year's event—and see how you can get your idea on stage. 


Who Should Attend the Summit?

The shared value approach brings together actors from across sectors to create business solutions to social problems—senior leaders from corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors are encouraged to attend. We welcome more than 400 practitioners from all over the world to the Summit each year, who share best practices and pursue partnership opportunities during ample mingling time. Browse last year’s attendees from leading companies like Facebook, Toyota, FedEx, Taco Bell and more; as well as top NGOs like Save the Children, Heifer, and Mercy Corps. 


What Happens at the Summit?

400 world leaders, business trailblazers, and nonprofit experts alike convened at last year's Summit to discuss the private sector's role in achieving the Global Goals, the power of purpose in attracting and retaining talent, and equity as a business imperative. In shared value lab sessions, subject-matter experts led interactive, innovative discussions with peers and attendees.

Watch all plenary session video of the 2016 Summit here. Or if you're short on time, watch this Devex highlight reel:


Registration will open December 1, 2016. To hear about registration the moment it’s announced, sign up to stay in touch with the Initiative.

Shared Value Summit Video

Did you miss the Shared Value Leadership Summit? You can now watch all 20 plenary sessions of the event online. Watch Video

2016 Event Agenda

At the 2016 Summit, attendees learned about and generated new business solutions to social issues. Read Agenda