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Georgina Eckert's picture
Leading with Purpose to Support Shared Value Performance
By: Georgina Eckert | 1 week 1 day ago | Permalink
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. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s recent shareholder letters have... more
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Cutting through the noise: A conversation on creating shared value and investors at Davos
By: Mark Kramer | 1 month 4 weeks ago | Permalink
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. As highlighted by Michael  Porter at the May 2018 Shared Leadership Value Summit, adoption of shared value strategies may be at an inflection point: major investors like... more
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DAY:100
By: Bobbi Silten | 4 months 2 weeks ago | Permalink
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... more
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Shared Value Awards celebrate business achieving social impact and economic return
By: Alicia Dunn | 5 months 1 day ago | Permalink
Increasing pressure from consumers, employees, and shareholders to look beyond profit and show leadership in addressing social and environmental issues sees an increase in the uptake of shared value and its evolution as a key strategy for business success and sustainability in the twenty-first century. The 2018 Shared Value Awards presented by the Shared Value Project recognised... more
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Innovating for Shared Value at Work
By: Alicia Dunn | 5 months 1 week ago | Permalink
By Alicia Dunn & Laura Roberts These days it’s hard to miss articles about the future of work – whether it’s the gig economy or the debate about robots replacing humans, there’s no doubt that the nature of work is changing. We don’t know yet the full impact these changes will have on the workforce, but what we do know is that right now companies need to look at ways to redefine the... more
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America traded one recession for a far more serious one
By: Alicia Dunn | 5 months 3 weeks ago | Permalink
Originally published in The Boston Globe on September 21, 2018 Michael E. Porter - Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/09/21/america-traded-one-recession-for-far-more-serious-one/ The headline economic indicators – GDP growth, the unemployment rate, the stock market — all say that the United States is in... more
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How Insurance Companies are Preparing for the Future through Shared Value
By: Nina Jais | 6 months 1 week ago | Permalink
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... more
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Applaud the Changemakers Because Change is Hard
By: Bobbi Silten | 7 months 4 days ago | Permalink
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. You can get depressed just thinking about all the challenges, and... more
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Shared Value: Count Me as the Ultimate Believer
By: Justin Bakule | 7 months 3 weeks ago | Permalink
I recently wrapped up 11 inspiring years of work at FSG – the first five years working in a consulting capacity with the world’s largest companies on the toughest social issues confronting their businesses and the last six years as the inaugural Executive Director conceiving, launching and growing the Shared Value Initiative into a global community of shared value practitioners.  Not... more
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Eco-recycling in Enel: creating an ecosystem to favor local growth and capacity building
By: Anna Illarionova | 8 months 2 weeks ago | Permalink
Operating in a constantly changing world and in a vast geographical area where global phenomena come face-to-face with very different cultures and socio-economic contexts becomes one of the main challenges that multinational groups as Enel have to face. Constant dialogue with communities, inclusive involvement of small and medium-sized enterprises and partners in an efficient ecosystem allow Enel... more
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