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Danielle Holly's picture
Business + Purpose in 2016
By: Danielle Holly | 3 years 4 months ago | Permalink
In President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, he called on business to be a force for good through the strong and fair treatment of employees.     "This year I plan to lift up the many businesses who've figured out that doing right by their workers ends up being good for their shareholders, their customers and their communities, so that we can spread those best... more
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The Best of 2015 in Shared Value
By: Meghan Ennes | 3 years 4 months ago | Permalink
As the Initiative launches into another exciting year, we'd like to share what inspired our team in 2015. So what's next for 2016? Watch out for a brand-new resource that gathers best practices over the last five years, a 2016 Summit that features the World Bank President, and new regional shared value platforms coming to a city near you.    Justin Bakule, Executive Director... more
John Sauer's picture
3 Ways Development NGOs Can Increase Their Impact in 2016
By: John Sauer | 3 years 4 months ago | Permalink
Children in Sindh, Pakistan, play at a water pump in a village near Dadu, in Sindh, Pakistan. (Photo Credit: DFID/ Russell Watkins) This post originally appeared on PSI’s blog on  First the good news: the number of deaths of children under 5 years of age was more than cut in half between 1990 and 2015. As the global development community transitions from... more
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Creating Shared Value for Smallholder Farmers
By: Mark Kramer | 3 years 4 months 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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Special Issue Call for Papers from Competitiveness Review: CSV - Restoring the Legitimacy of Business and Advancing Competitiveness.
By: Markus Scholz | 3 years 5 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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How can Fast Moving Consumer Goods corporations create shared value through community-based energy initiatives in Brazil?
By: Pablo Llopis | 3 years 5 months ago | Permalink
Dear Shared Value Initiative Community, I am deveoping the Master Thesis "How can Fast Moving Consumer Goods corporations create shared value through community-based energy initiatives in Brazil?". One part of this study considers the study of motivations of corporations from all sectors when undertaking shared value activities. With the aim of gathering the views from ... more
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Leading Impact Investor seeking shared value strategies
By: Sam Moore | 3 years 5 months ago | Permalink
Last week I read a great report on B Corporations by leading UK impact investor Bridges Ventures (see 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
Matt Wilson's picture
Why Climate Matters to a Pharma Company
By: Matt Wilson | 3 years 5 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 | 3 years 5 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 | 3 years 5 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