New Research: The Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity
By: Alicia Dunn | Communications Manager at Shared Value Initiative | October 10th, 2017
Corporate America is missing out on one of the biggest opportunities of our time for driving innovation and growth: creating business value by advancing racial equity. Developed in partnership with PolicyLink and funded by the Ford and W.K. Kellogg foundations, The Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity explores the business case for racial equity.
Thirsty for More: Coca-Cola’s Shared Value Approach with Communities Across Brazil
The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, with a portfolio of more than 500 sparkling and non-carbonated brands and an average of 1.9 billion servings a day. Sales of Coca-Cola products in Brazil currently represent seven percent of global volume, making Brazil the company’s fourth-largest market behind the U.S., Mexico, and China. Today, Coca-Cola Brazil has a leading presence in the Brazilian market. The company’s approach to engaging low-income markets contributes to its market position.
Creating Shared Value in the Italian Context - Futur-E & Decomissioning of Assets
By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | September 30th, 2016
The Italian electrical power supply, which relies increasingly on renewable energy sources, is greater than the actual national energy consumption. Today there are 22 thermal power plants that rely on non-renewable sources and are considered marginal because they are old and not efficient. These plants are no longer competitive in the energy market or are no longer operating and thus will be decommissioned.
By: Viktor O. Ledenyov | Researcher at V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University | September 16th, 2016
The problem on the shared value principles application in the modern investment strategies has been discussed in a new book titled: "Forecast in capital markets" by Viktor O. Ledenyov and Dimitri O. Ledenyov, which can be ordered at www.forecastcapitalmarkets.com .
Sustainability Throughout the Entire Value Chain – Apiacas: A Sustainable Construction Site
By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | July 28th, 2016
As of 2013, Enel has been integrating the CSV sustainability model into the business processes and along the whole value chain. CSV in Business Development means an in depth analysis of the context which includes the evaluation of risks and opportunities on the basis of business objectives and local stakeholder needs.
By: Meghan Ennes | Manager, Digital Communications at Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship | June 21st, 2016
Three reasons why your company should aim to tackle social issues.
(Photo from left to right: Alan Murray, Fortune; Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala , Ayala; Helena B. Foulkes, CVS Health; Ed Brandt, MasterCard; and Jakob Riis, Novo Nordisk.)
The Secret Sauce in Shared Value, Lean Startup, Behavioral Economics, and Social Enterprise
By: Chris Wolff | Founder at Shared Value Agents | May 19th, 2016
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?
By: Mark Esposito | Professor at Harvard University Extension | April 23rd, 2016
If the mass media is to be believed, Africa is hardly a continent brimming with opportunities for business. But for some time international business commentators have been positioning the continent as the next market with significant potential. It is now often described as being ready to take on the mantle of Asia where growth is slowing, markets are becoming crowded and internal competition is becoming more severe.
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.