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.

Financial Inclusion

Insuring Shared Value

By: Nina Jais | Associate Director at FSG | January 27th, 2017

Insuring Shared Value Roundtable - January 19, 2017, Davos
Climate Change and Environment Health and Nutrition

21 Partners - The Investment Case Study: Farnese Vini

Founded in 1992 by Alessandro Benetton, 21 Partners is a European investment firm with a local presence in Italy, France, Switzerland and Poland. Through country-focused funds invested in by international investors, 21 Partners invests in mid-market companies and makes them grow.

Penetrating the Middle East and Africa

By: Mohammed Ati | Consultant at KIS Consultancy | August 23rd, 2016


During the First World War an Austrian-American led the Wilson administration’s media war campaign by promoting America’s war effort as instrumental to “bringing democracy to all of Europe”.

Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Relief

Little Wins of Impact Entrepreneurs

By: Chad Maxwell | Founder / CEO at DABADDO | January 21st, 2016

Business + Purpose in 2016

By: Danielle Holly | CEO at Common Impact | January 15th, 2016

In President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, he called on business to be a force for good through the strong and fair treatment of employees.    

"This year I plan to lift up the many businesses who've figured out that doing right by their workers ends up being good for their shareholders, their customers and their communities, so that we can spread those best practices across America."

Education, including workforce development Other

Is CSR dead? Barclays debates

By: Kate Millar | Vice President - Thought Leadership, Learning and Innovation at Barclays | November 10th, 2015

The fourth event in Barclays’ live debate platform series, ‘Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) dead?’, saw global leaders in sustainability take to the stage for a thought-provoking discussion. 

This article originally appeared in the Barclays Citizenship blog

The Power of Impact Investing

By: Judith Rodin | President at Rockefeller Foundation | September 16th, 2015

The investing world is ripe for renewal. (Photo: Unsplash)

The time is right for investors to get better at doing good. As today’s society faces huge social and environmental challenges – climate change, inequality, and strains on health systems among them – a new legion of savvy, conscious consumers are looking to business leaders – including investors – to rethink the obsession with short-termism.

Holistic Change in the Middle East

By: Keary Shandler | Lecturer/Researcher at Murdoch University Dubai | August 23rd, 2015

Finding Hidden Connections between Social Change Movements

By: Nina Jais | Associate Director at FSG | July 6th, 2015

From impact investing to shared value, business movements to create social change are popping up by the dozen these days. However, upon closer scrutiny,  you’ll find there is a significant overlap in beliefs behind these approaches.