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5 Companies Finding Purpose in Solving Global Challenges
By: Meghan Ennes | 2 years 7 months ago | Permalink
How Coca-Cola, Mahindra, and more are redefining business success as delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals. From last year’s Paris Climate Talks to the UN’s newly announced 2030 Agenda, the world is coming together on urgent issues like climate change and global health crises – and no matter the sector in which you find yourself, these issues affect all of our futures. A... more
Design as Shared Value Capital: How we embed purpose at KSS Architects
By: Emma Ignaszewski | 2 years 7 months ago | Permalink
(Originally posted on Many of the companies at the table for shared value are investing their financial capital to help remediate global issues. And that is absolutely fantastic. We’ve seen a lot of smaller companies try to emulate this with vastly fewer resources. We’ve tried too. And somehow, it always seems to not have the kind of impact we’re looking for. A $300 donation to... more
Swiping Right on Corporate Partnerships
By: Emilee Kaufman | 2 years 7 months ago | Permalink
How collaborating with the private sector is a lot like dating. (Photo via VisualHunt) “When is it your turn?” My aunt elbows me with a hopeful expression during another Say Yes To The Dress marathon. “So are you dating?” All eyes turn to me over the Thanksgiving feast. If you’re single like me, these encounters will sound all-too-familiar. The dating scene can lead to some fun... more
Collaboration Is Changing the Game for Global Development
By: Blakey Emmett | 2 years 7 months ago | Permalink
Pact and the INGO Shared Value Working Group dig into the mechanics of corporate partnerships and other key issues where shared value plays a role.  Several weeks ago I had the privilege of joining some of the top public and private sector leaders at the Shared Value Summit in New York to discuss how business can help change the world. With an increasing recognition that the... more
Shared value, conservation, and development
By: Richard Welford | 2 years 7 months ago | Permalink
This post was originally published on the CSR Asia blog.  CSR Asia in partnership with Conservation International are pleased to announce the publication of a new report on "Creating Shared Value Through Integrated Conservation and Development Projects". It highlights new business opportunities that can be created through conservation initiatives that combine the protection of nature... more
As the Summit Curtain Closes, What's Next for Shared Value?
By: Justin Bakule | 2 years 8 months ago | Permalink
Justin Bakule introduces a conversation between Michael Porter and Jim Kim on the first day of the Shared Value Leadership Summit 2016.  The Initiative wrapped up our sixth annual Shared Value Leadership Summit last week. As the informal MC over the course of this two-day shared value event in New York, I was lucky to have a front-row seat to many enlightening conversations on the... more
The Secret Sauce in Shared Value, Lean Startup, Behavioral Economics, and Social Enterprise
By: Chris Wolff | 2 years 8 months ago | Permalink
As an enthusiast for new solutions to old problems I wonder: Are you as excited as I am by relatively recent developments of social enterprises, shared value, behavioral economics and/or lean startups for social change? Or do you skeptically forecast which of these business approaches might just be fads? Even for skeptics, there’s a fundamental denominator under-girding all of these trends... more
Visualizing Shared Value with MURAL
By: Jim Kalbach | 2 years 8 months ago | Permalink
MURAL was the Initiative's technology partner for the Shared Value Leadership Summit 2016.  Consider these examples of business innovation: CVS stopped selling cigarettes at its stores, giving up $2billion in sales, but have in return seen greater uptake in health services and sales of products like nicotine patches. Nestlé added micronutrients to foods to improve health in... more
Think Different (and Big): Re-imagining International Development in the Way Steve Jobs Re-imagined Technology
By: Julie McBride | 2 years 8 months ago | Permalink
Think Different (and Big) Re-imagining international development the way Steve Jobs re-imagined technology By Julie McBride, Senior Consultant, Social Franchising MSA Worldwide December 2015 Steve Jobs is celebrated for pushing boundaries – the boundaries of societal norms and the boundaries of individuals willing to put principles over personalities and... more
Unlocking Profit and Purpose: CVS Health and Delta
By: Danielle Holly | 2 years 8 months ago | Permalink
We have all seen corporate community engagement undergo a transformation in the past 20 years.  Through the 1990’s a company’s engagement strategy was largely driven by compliance, aligning to policies that ensure that business does the least harm to consumers and the environment.  In the early 2000’s, companies started to develop more intentional investment in their... more