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.

Novo Nordisk: Shifting Harmful Norms around Obesity

Society glamorizes weight loss, but the opportunity to transform care will be grounded in weight management.

DAY:100

By: Bobbi Silten | Managing Director at Shared Value Initiative | November 6th, 2018

I’ve found that whenever I start a new job, the first 100 days go by quickly and it was no different stepping into the role as the leader of the Shared Value Initiative.  I spent my first few months getting immersed in all things shared value, meeting with SVI members and collaborators, and talking with practitioners and thought leaders in the field to understand our challenges and opportunities.  In all these encounters there was a common thread: the belief in shared value is strong.

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.

Shared Value: An Inflection Point in the Making

  • 2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit

  • Michael Porter - Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School

  • Download Slides

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

Enel in the USA: fostering local development through circular economy solutions

By: Anna Illarionova | at Enel | May 8th, 2018

Enel in the USA, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America Inc. ("EGPNA"), has started production of the Red Dirt wind farm (about 300 MW) located in Oklahoma, capable of generating around 1,200 GWh per year. It is equivalent to the energy consumption needs of more than 97,000 U.S. households, while avoiding the emission of about 860,000 tons of CO2 each year.

Climate Change and Environment

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

You’ve probably never heard of Cashco Financial.

By: Rob Shields | Marketing at Cashco Financial | February 27th, 2018

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta and serving about 50,000 clients across one of the biggest countries in the world, that’s not surprising.

However, you may be surprised by our purpose, our story, and our big idea.

Financial Inclusion

Enel in Italy: Geothermal Business that Fosters Local Socio-economic Development

By: Anna ILLARIONOVA | Sustainability Projects & Practice Sharing at Enel | December 22nd, 2017

Enel through its Global Renewable Energies division is the world leading integrated geothermal operator. In Italy Enel operates 34 geothermal plants in Tuscany with a net installed capacity of 761 MW, providing emission-free electricity to about 2.5 million households.

Climate Change and Environment Global Development

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