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.

Government as a catalyst for shared value partnerships

By: Michelle Wenzel | Program Manager at Shared Value Project | February 20th, 2017

On 1 February, more than 100 leaders from business, government and civil society gathered in Canberra, Australia to explore the role of Government as a catalyst for creating shared value partnerships.

Global Development


By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | November 28th, 2016

Preserving biodiversity is one of the strategic objectives of Enel’s environmental policy. The Group in fact promotes projects that aim at protecting local species, their natural habitats, and the local ecosystems in general. In 2015, a Group biodiversity policy was adopted defining a number of principles that need to be followed during the selection and execution of projects throughout the value chain. In particular Enel undertakes:

Climate Change and Environment Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Relief Education, including workforce development Water

Top Shared Value Moments during UN General Assembly Week

By: Meghan Ennes | Manager, Digital Communications at Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship | September 27th, 2016

Companies Can Accelerate Solutions to the Refugee Crisis

By: Philippe Sion | Managing Director at FSG | September 20th, 2016

Muzoon Almellehan, a young Syrian refugee recently resettled in Newcastle, United Kingdom, speaks to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a high-level civil society event of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York on September 19, 2016. (Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas)

Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Relief

Finding Common Ground in Shared Value Partnership

By: Andrea Eschen | Director of Development at The Population Council | July 21st, 2016

As I entered the first day of the INGO Shared Value Practitioner’s Forum last month in Rome, I was ruminating on the prior day’s tour of the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, and my pasta meal. How was I going to transition from ancient Rome to the immediate task of translating the next three days of workshop into a practical experience, advancing the Population Council’s efforts to develop shared value partnerships with private companies?  

Smart Power for Rural Development: Creating a Sustainable Market Solution to Energy Poverty

Despite great effort and the huge sums of money spent on promoting the expansion of national grids, poor rural communities worldwide continue to lack affordable and reliable electricity. For 1.3 billion people (18% of the global population), accessing electricity to power homes and businesses remains a distant reality.

YieldWise: Building a Better Food System in Africa Through Shared Value Partnerships

Elimination of post-harvest food loss would feed 1 billion more people by 2050—many of them across Sub-Saharan Africa, where food insecurity is the greatest. This means much more than just more food for more people; it also means increased nutritional security, greater resilience within food systems, and improved farmers’ livelihoods. At the same time, increasing demand for food in the region creates an unparalleled opportunity for the private sector to address this pressing problem.

Where does business stand on the SDGs?

By: Stine Lise Hatt... | Manager/owner at Pure Consulting | July 13th, 2016

Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg representing Norway and the business perspective on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Elevating Health at the United Nations Global Compact

By: Derek Yach | Chief Health Officer at Vitality | June 23rd, 2016

This post was coauthored by Derek Yach & Gillian Christie, Vitality. 

Health and Nutrition