Saving Business from Itself

By: Justin Bakule | Former Executive Director at Shared Value Initiative | August 21st, 2016

With more companies finding business value in addressing social issues, the doctrine of short-termism may be coming to an end. (Photo: Anthony Delanoix / Unsplash)

Greedy. Dishonest. Destructive. Exploitive.

Having Corporate Purpose Benefits Business and Society

By: Bobbi Silten | Managing Director at Shared Value Initiative | June 21st, 2019

Originally published on the Aspen Ideas Festival website

What Is Corporate Purpose? No, Let Me Rephrase That. What Is a Corporate Purpose Worth Having?

By: Dane Smith | Managing Director at FSG | June 3rd, 2019

Everyone is talking about purpose these days. Customers and employees are asking about it. Millennials are particularly insistent about seeing evidence of purpose. At FSG, we’re encouraged that companies are thinking and talking about purpose. We have been working with companies to strengthen their CSR and shared value strategies for 20 years, and we have seen how powerful purpose can be when a company leads with it, as Danone, Discovery Health, Patagonia, and Enel have done. 

Shared Value Awards celebrate business achieving social impact and economic return

By: Alicia Dunn | Communications Manager at Shared Value Initiative | October 22nd, 2018

Increasing pressure from consumers, employees, and shareholders to look beyond profit and show leadership in addressing social and environmental issues sees an increase in the uptake of shared value and its evolution as a key strategy for business success and sustainability in the twenty-first century.

How a culture of “doing the right thing” is good for business

By: Megan Hansen | Senior Vice President - People at MOD Pizza | May 16th, 2018

Savvy business leaders everywhere are focused on talent, changing demographics, and the future of work—and what it all means for their company. On June 13th, FSG and the Shared Value Initiative are hosting REWIRE: Unlocking Talent Solutions for Today& Tomorrow at Gap Inc.’s headquarters in San Francisco to explore how companies can build their capacity to better recruit, retain, support, and advance historically overlooked talent pools with an aim of improving the bottom line.

Education, including workforce development

A Partnership that Pays: ESL Credit Union's Innovative Approach to Pipeline Development

By: Tiffany Chang | at FSG | March 21st, 2018

The Challenge: ESL Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Rochester, New York, recognizes that its employee base must reflect the demographics of the surrounding community to better serve its customers. However, like many companies, ESL faces challenges hiring and retaining employees from diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization.  

Education, including workforce development

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.

A New Dawn for Corporate Leadership

By: Justin Bakule | Former Executive Director at Shared Value Initiative | September 7th, 2017

Editorial by Mark R. Kramer, Founder and Managing Director FSG and co-author of Creating Shared Value, and Justin J. Bakule, Executive Director, Shared Value Initiative

This originally appeared on www.fortune.com under the title, Why More CEOs Want to Make a Social Impact

What does "good" look like for companies trying to address modern slavery?

By: Quintin Lake | Director at Fifty Eight | February 24th, 2017

Addressing modern slavery is becoming a business-critical for companies – for credibility with customers, investors, NGOs and the public – according to new research by Hult International Business School and The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).

Introducing the Corporate Racial Equity Advantage

By: Mark Kramer | Founder and Managing Director at FSG | February 10th, 2017

Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director, FSG

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