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Mark Kramer's picture
Creating Shared Value for Smallholder Farmers
By: Mark Kramer | 4 years 1 month ago | Permalink
Supporting this critical demographic could be the gamechanger in eradicating global poverty. (Image: Root Capital) No issue exemplifies the urgency and power of creating shared value better than the productivity and prosperity of smallholder farmers. The core idea of shared value, after all, is that we cannot solve problems such as poverty, food insecurity, and climate change without fully... more
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Markus Scholz's picture
Special Issue Call for Papers from Competitiveness Review: CSV - Restoring the Legitimacy of Business and Advancing Competitiveness.
By: Markus Scholz | 4 years 2 months ago | Permalink
We are pleased to announce a call for papers on the topic: Creating Shared Value: Restoring the Legitimacy of Business and Advancing Competitiveness. The special issue will be published in the Competitiveness Review, a journal that aims to be the leading platform for academic research and conceptual policy dialogue on the competitiveness of locations. As detailed in the... more
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Sam Moore's picture
Leading Impact Investor seeking shared value strategies
By: Sam Moore | 4 years 2 months ago | Permalink
Last week I read a great report on B Corporations by leading UK impact investor Bridges Ventures (see http://bridgesventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/To-B-or-Not-To-B-online-4-spread.pdf). Among other things one particular sentence struck me ... "Since our foundation in 2002, we have been investing in for-profit UK companies that are seeking to have a positive social and... more
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Matt Wilson's picture
Why Climate Matters to a Pharma Company
By: Matt Wilson | 4 years 2 months ago | Permalink
Climate change worsens health issues; so as global leaders meet in Paris, GSK strengthens its own environmental commitments. (Image: GSK Flickr) As a science-led global healthcare company, our mission at GSK is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. It is widely known that climate change leads to rises in global temperatures,... more
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What Are You Doing for the Next 17 Years?
By: Justin Bakule | 4 years 2 months ago | Permalink
In India, now is the time to tackle the biggest social challenges of the decades ahead. When Indian Emperor Shah Jahan’s favored wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died while giving birth to the couple’s 14th child, his grief was simply unbearable. His life was never again to be illuminated by her laugh, her affection, or the knowing glance exchanged between a husband and wife. Eventually, Shah Jahan... more
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Shared Value & Climate
By: Jem Hudson | 4 years 2 months ago | Permalink
This post is the third in a series that focuses on the intersection of shared value and impact investing. We are pleased to be partnering with Caldy Group on this series. Read the first post: Shared Value, Revisited; and the second: Many Ideas, One World. “Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority .”    ... more
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Three Social Innovations We're Excited About
By: Ellen Martin | 4 years 3 months ago | Permalink
Global companies talk about world-changing innovations in malaria prevention, food access, and diabetes diagnosis. (Photos: GSK, Novo Nordisk, Unsplash) Earlier this fall, Fortune published a brand-new list featuring 50 global companies who are changing the world – and more importantly, 50 innovations within those companies that are improving society with core business strategy. We... more
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Sam Moore's picture
Is Porter's Social Progress Index the missing piece of the 'shared value' puzzle?
By: Sam Moore | 4 years 3 months ago | Permalink
I recently saw Porter present on the Social Progress Index at the World Bank (see http://www.socialprogressimperative.org/blog/posts/video-michael-porter-social-progress-the-next-development-agenda ), and thought later “Can this provide the measure for stakeholders of the relative value of shared value strategies?” As businesses are run to seek to contribute positively towards social issues,... more
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Stephanie Buck's picture
How Businesses Can Create Shared Value with Education-Focused Entrepreneurs
By: Stephanie Buck | 4 years 3 months ago | Permalink
When employers support enterprises that improve education outcomes, they deliver success for both their own business and for young people. (Image Credit: ANDE / Andela) by Stephanie E. Buck and Nish Pangali In some ways, the outlook for your average young person in today’s world is better than ever. An unprecedented number of young people around the world are... more
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Integrating Shared Value into our Business Community through Education
By: Keary Shandler | 4 years 3 months ago | Permalink
I am very pleased to be leading and facilitating a new post graduate unit at Murdoch University Dubai centred around Business, Society & the Environment.  This unit will be offered for the first time in January 2016 and will help address the need for our private and public sector to be armed with practical tools and knowledge to improve the integration and collaboration between our... more
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