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.


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:

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)

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?  

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. 

The Philippines on the path through Shared Value

By: David Laurel | Independent Consultant Affiliate at Shared Value Initiative | June 23rd, 2016

As a practitioner for CSV it made me so glad to hear our incoming Secretary of Finance, Carlos "Sonny" Dominguez, issued the following statement in yesterday's press conference, which includes all the members of the incoming Philippine government's Economic Cluster. I quote:

Talking shared value & smart business in Rome

By: Blakey Emmett | Senior Director, Global Corporate Engagement at Pact | June 21st, 2016

This post was originally published on Pact's website

We had our fair share of pasta and gelato, but for the more than 60 people who descended on Rome, Italy, last week for the Shared Value Practitioners Forum, the richness was in conversation, collaboration, and curiosity. Prego!

Collaboration Is Changing the Game for Global Development

By: Blakey Emmett | Senior Director, Global Corporate Engagement at Pact | May 23rd, 2016

Pact and the INGO Shared Value Working Group dig into the mechanics of corporate partnerships and other key issues where shared value plays a role.