Justin Bakule, Executive Director

Justin.Bakule@sharedvalue.org | +1 617.502.6139

As the inaugural executive director of the Shared Value Initiative, Justin is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the Initiative.  He works closely with all of the Initiative’s major stakeholders including corporate, civil society, government and academic organizations in order to track and influence the development and capture of shared value research, the shared value idea in practice, and the growing global community of practitioners.

Justin led FSG’s thinking about how to build a shared value field first through the launch of the Shared Value Leadership Summit in 2011, followed by the development of the Shared Value Initiative business plan and partnership development process.  These efforts led to the formal launch of the Shared Value Initiative as a 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action currently supported by 17 leading shared value organizations around the world.  Justin is also an experienced public speaker having addressed executive teams, industry organizations, and academic audiences around the world on shared value and the role of the corporation in society.

Justin came to the Executive Director role with over 15 years of experience advising corporations, foundations, nonprofits, and governments on issues of strategy and performance management.  He has played a leadership role in FSG’s shared value consulting having worked with Mars, Inc. focused on improving cocoa production in West Africa and rice production from the Mississippi Delta. He has also advised Arauco, a leading Chilean forestry company, and Mercy Corps, a leading international NGO on their shared value strategies. 

Justin was in the Peace Corps as a small enterprise development volunteer with the Malian Ministry of Tourism in Gao, Mali and also has extensive private sector consulting experience as a strategy consultant with PwC Consulting and then later IBM Global Business Services.  Justin holds an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and a BA in economics from Washington and Lee University.


Stacy Neal, Director of Programs

Stacy.Neal@sharedvalue.org | +1 617.502.6186

In her role as senior program manager, Stacy oversees the underlying frameworks of the Shared Value Initiative’s infrastructure, including annual planning, funder relations, content generation, and program offerings such as the annual Global Shared Value Leadership Summit and executive trainings. Stacy is a career project manager and program administrator, working in a variety of settings to advance idea sets and implement programmatic elements around them.

Prior to joining the Shared Value Initiative, Stacy served as associate director of the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. There, she designed and directed creative programs addressing critical issues in emerging and frontier markets, including executive education, directed research projects, workshops, and custom toolkits, for leading organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Stacy has also worked as business development manager for a private consulting group specializing in the China market and as communications associate for global microfinance network ACCION International. She has a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy, with a focus on NGO management and international migration, from The Fletcher School, and a BA from Boston College.


Kathy Lynch, Director of Global Partnerships

kathy.lynch@sharedvalue.org | +1 617.502.6134

As Director of Global Partnerships for the Shared Value Initiative (SVI), a multi-stakeholder effort that aims to drive adoption and improve implementation of shared value strategies amongst leading companies, civil society, and government organizations, Kathy is responsible for building and nurturing global partnerships that support FSG’s Shared Value Initiative and broader shared value strategy. Kathy comes to FSG with more than 20 years of experience in industry partnerships, university-based research, cross-cultural project management, training and development, and fundraising. Her professional experience has been largely spent in academia building and sustaining truly effective multi-sector partnerships with lasting impact on the development of corporate policy, curriculum, research, and public policy.  

Prior to joining FSG, Kathy was the Director of Corporate Relations at Boston University where she worked to develop and maintain strong strategic partnerships between the university and corporations, built around shared interests in creating new knowledge, educating students, and solving major societal challenges. Previously at Boston College’s Center for Work & Family, she led the Work & Family Roundtable and authored numerous papers and articles including Forgotten Families: The Move to Provide Paid Leave to Adoptive Families, Exceptional Caregiving, and Standards of Excellence in Work/Life Integration. At the Boston College Center on Aging & Work, Kathy was a lead member of the Generations of Talent Project Team. There she successfully managed the recruitment and onboarding of seven multinational companies resulting in data collection from more than 11,000 individuals in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, North America, and Europe. Kathy has also developed curriculum for the Prism of Age Workshop series, the Work/Life Certificate Program, and most recently the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers Mastery Series.


Alicia Dunn, Senior Communications Manager

Alicia.Dunn@sharedvalue.org | +1 617.502.6164

Alicia is a marketing and communications professional skilled in crafting outreach strategies for complex subjects to engage diverse audiences. She comes to FSG with over 10 years of experience building communications plans for companies committed to systemic social and environmental change. 

As Communications Manager of the Shared Value Initiative, Alicia leads the Initiative’s strategic communications thinking in order to strengthen the brand and engage global partners in its mission to build a community of leaders who find business opportunities in addressing societal challenges. 

Alicia worked as the Marketing Communications Manager at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate energy efficiency as a core strategy to meet energy needs in a carbon-constrained world, where she oversaw a marketing team to provide strategic direction, campaign and message development, content creation, media outreach, website support, digital marketing, and event marketing targeted to a wide range of audiences. Previously, she worked as an Investor Relations Associate at Econergy, an international developer of clean power projects in North and South America. She has a BA in Political Science from Bates College.


Georgina Hurst, Program Coordinator

Georgina.Hurst@sharedvalue.org | +1 617.502.6129

As the program coordinator at the Shared Value Initiative, Georgie researches and writes case studies that explore achievements in the Initiative partner community and develops original content for newsletters and sharedvalue.org. Georgie is also involved in organizing the annual Shared Value Leadership Summit, which brings together some of the most innovative public- and private-sector leaders that are driving social change through business.

Prior to her role with the Shared Value Initiative, Georgie was a writer at Institutional Investor magazine in New York, where she largely covered political, economic, and financial developments across emerging markets as well as trends in impact investing. She also created extensive databases for the world’s largest hedge funds and fund of funds. Through conversations with the industry’s leading executives, she learned firsthand how the global financial community can mobilize capital and allocate investments to effect social change and drive economic development worldwide.

Georgie has a BA in Global Studies (concentration in international economic policy) and Economics at Colby College. 


Stephanie Pascual, Administrative Assistant

Stephanie.Pascual@sharedvalue.org | +1 617.502.6122

Stephanie supports the executive director of the Shared Value Initiative and provides additional support to the Initiative as part of the Boston Operations team. Her responsibilities include assisting with event logistics, scheduling meetings, calendar management, travel coordination, database management, business development support, and other administrative duties. Stephanie joined the Initiative after working as an administrative assistant in the private sector. She has a BA in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College. 

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