Our thought leaders, recognized globally, have applied shared value in new ways with proven results.
Ole Kjerkegaard Nielsen
Director, Corporate Sustainability, Novo Nordisk,
"It's a journey. You start measuring, and the more you understand, the more you are able to articulate and optimize the value creation."
Mark Kramer
Co-Founder and Managing Director, FSG
“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.”
John C. Lechleiter
Chairman, President, and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
"Our aspiration at Lilly is to make life better for people around the world. Shared value is a priority to me because of the “around the world” part of the Lilly Promise. It enables us to extend our good work to people who may not have easy or consistent access to Lilly medicines."
Elizabeth Littlefield
President & CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
"Our mission is to help stimulate private capital flows into emerging markets in service of economic development -- but do so while being entirely financially sustainable."
Kathleen McLaughlin
President, Walmart Foundation
"We need to unlock the full potential of business to help resolve today’s toughest problems, collaborating with each other, governments, and with civil society, drawing on distinctive capabilities including talent, technology, physical assets, institutional skills, and relationships, to name a few."
Allan Pamba
VP of Pharmaceuticals, East Africa, GlaxoSmithKline,
"GSK has fundamentally changed its business from top to bottom to help more patients – wherever they are in the world – get the medicines and vaccines they need. And in doing so, we are showing that it is possible to create value for business and for society."
Michael E. Porter
Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School
“The purpose of the corporation must be redefined as creating shared value, not just profit per se. This will drive the next wave of innovation and productivity growth in the global economy.”
Judith Rodin
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."
Jean Rogers
CEO, SASB
"The capital markets need to evolve in order to help the shared value movement succeed. The Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and the Financial Accounting Standards Board of 1973 both emerged at times of crisis to promote transparency and standardize financial reporting. We’re at a similar moment in history."
Brian Smith
President, Latin America Group, The Coca-Cola Company
"The reasons to prioritize shared value are clear: our business is only as sustainable as the communities in which we operate. The shared value model is, at its core, a powerful tool to generate economic and social impact both across communities and across our business. This is part of our mission."

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