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Shared Value Leadership Summit in May 2014
By: Stacy Neal | 5 years 3 months ago | Permalink
We are pleased to announce that the annual Shared Value Leadership Summit will be held in New York City on May 13-14, 2014. Please visit the Summit webpage for additional details. This annual convening of more than 300 global shared value practitioners is invitation-only. Please contact Stacy Neal for additional information or to request an invitation.  
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This Week at Davos: New Role of Business in Global Education
By: Kate Tallant | 5 years 3 months ago | Permalink
A global crisis in education is threatening social stability and economic progress. Around the world, two hundred million people are unemployed, while nearly 60 percent of CEOs report that a shortage of skilled labor is holding back their company’s growth. Not only are schools failing to equip students with the 21st century skills they need for employment, but, at the most basic level, 250... more
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Innovating for Shared Value: From Talk to Action
By: Meghan Ennes | 5 years 3 months ago | Permalink
When it comes to shared value, there's a lot of talk. The idea that companies should profit by filling society's needs is easily sold; it's the how piece that's hard to translate to everyday companies focused on growth. Because shared value strategies are new and there aren't many best practices from which to draw (though there are good examples), implementing shared value in... more
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Fighting Obesity by Rethinking Food Products
By: Meghan Ennes | 5 years 3 months ago | Permalink
The biggest food retailers have been cutting calories. A study released yesterday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reported that sixteen food and beverage companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in 2012 than they did just five years previously. The change was attributed to a pledge those companies – among them GM, Coca-Cola, and Kraft – made with the Healthy Weight Commitment... more
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CSR in Asia: What Can You Expect in 2014?
By: Richard Welford | 5 years 3 months ago | Permalink
This is a cross-post from an article that was published on the CSR Asia website. View the original article here.  As another year passes by, I thought it useful to reflect on some of the events of 2013 and offer some personal predictions about CSR developments and issues for 2014. There is no doubt that CSR is picking up momentum and that some of the challenges relating to... more
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Will CEOs Save Capitalism?
By: Meghan Ennes | 5 years 3 months ago | Permalink
Is capitalism in trouble? Chrystia Freeland asked that very question in last month’s issue of The Atlantic Monthly when she penned an article with that title. She concedes that while green business practices and humane treatment of workers have long been the norm (albeit not always followed) there are systemic problems in our current economic system that needs fixing. Through interviews with... more
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Creating Shared Value at National Grid
By: Caroline Hooley | 5 years 3 months ago | Permalink
Happy New Year to you all! We all know that, without the sponsorship of businesses like National Grid, many worthwhile organisations, programmes and events would struggle to survive. That’s a reality. We also know businesses cannot afford altruism for its own sake – their shareholders, regulators and other interested parties simply would not allow it. There has to be a return on every... more
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How Can We Monetize Shared Value?
By: Marc Pfitzer | 5 years 3 months ago | Permalink
As shared value becomes more established as a concept, measurement practices around corporations and their social impacts are also emerging. But as I’m about to demonstrate, there is disagreement on how we can measure and monetize shared value. At this pivotal moment we’re looking to you, the Shared Value community, for your reflections and guidance on the thoughts below. With the worldwide... more
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Happy Holidays from Shared Value Initiative
By: Meghan Ennes | 5 years 4 months ago | Permalink
In this season of giving, family, and close friends, we wish all of our community members a happy and safe holiday. Since its launch, the Shared Value Initiative community has grown to nearly 1,800 members, and it is you who keeps that group alive and thriving! Thank you for all your dedicated support and involvement in our first year, and we look forward to working with you to... more
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Webinar: Taking Shared Value to the Next Level
By: Meghan Ennes | 5 years 4 months ago | Permalink
Please submit your pre-questions for the webinar panelists as comments at the end of this post.  The best businesses not only make profits, but bake society’s needs directly into their profit-making. And for the most part, companies are on-board with shared value – at least conceptually. In their Harvard Business Review article Innovating for Shared Value, FSG managing directors... more
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