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.

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.

Applaud the Changemakers Because Change is Hard

By: Bobbi Silten | Managing Director at Shared Value Initiative | August 20th, 2018

These days there seems to be an ever-growing list of global challenges facing governments, civil society, businesses and citizens of the planet. From cybersecurity threats to income inequality to extreme weather to homelessness to food and water insecurity, the range of problems is broad, and the issues, in many cases, are deep.

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

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 under the title, Why More CEOs Want to Make a Social Impact

Women are the Changemakers

By: Bridge Internat... | Communications at Bridge International Academies | May 10th, 2017

Contrary to the cultural expectations of the countries in which we serve, women are playing a lead role in driving changes to the education sector. Through educating girls and empowering women, communities, countries and nations can be transformed.

Education, including workforce development Gender Equality Other

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

Leaders Hire Revolutionaries not "Yes People"

By: federico fioretto | at FF consultants | February 10th, 2017

A few days ago a junior aspiring “leadership consultant” sent me a request to mentor him indicating, among other characteristics of his, the fact of being “Submissive to Authority”. Having worked in his part of the World as leadership trainer I recognized a trait of the local culture - one that causes a lot of problems, by the way, I know that he was trying to please me and show that he was ready to take the position of mentee according to his cultural background. Certainly this did not “conquer” me.


Enel: Redefining the Value Chain

Enel is a global leader in the generation and distribution of energy, and at the vanguard in the development of renewables. The Rome-based electric utility company, founded in 1962 by the Italian government which currently owns only 24% of capital, employs 68,000 people, services more than 61 million customers in more than 30 countries, and brought in $82.7 billion (€75.7 billion) in revenue in 20151.

Different Perspectives, Shared Vision: Two Abbott Leaders Discuss How Sustainable Business Can Improve Lives

By: Alicia Dunn | Communications Manager at Shared Value Initiative | December 7th, 2016

As part of our ongoing Shared Value Thought Leaders portfolio of profiles we sat down with Katherine PickusDivisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott and John GinascolVice President, Nutrition Supply Chain, Abbo

Health and Nutrition