Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé S.A.,
“We believe we can make an important contribution to society, by going a step beyond corporate social responsibility to create value through our core business both for our shareholders and society. We prioritize the areas of nutrition, water and rural development to create shared value; this requires long term thinking...”
“We believe the principles of shared value are fundamental to our strategy. We provide essential value to society by helping address unmet health needs, and this in turn strengthens the Company’s businesses and creates new value for our shareholders.”
“Shared value offers corporations the opportunity to utilize their skills, resources, and management capability to lead social progress in ways that even the best-intentioned governmental and social sector organizations can rarely match.”
President, The Rockefeller Foundation,
"Gone are the days when the world’s challenges could be compartmentalized into problems for just philanthropy or government to fix. In today’s complex and increasingly globalized world, problems don’t fall neatly on the ground, and true and lasting solutions to help the poor or vulnerable will only come when all sectors – including the private sector - have a shared stake in the outcome."
Guided by FSG and a global network of funders, the Shared Value Initiative was created in 2012 to drive the adoption and implementation of shared value strategies by organizations around the world. Learn more about FSG's contribution to shared value here.