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Interview for Master thesis - Creating Shared Value
By: Noémie Frohn | 10 months 2 weeks ago | Permalink
Dear all, My name is Noémie and I am a French student enrolled in a Master of Science in Management at Grenoble Ecole de Management. In the frame of my master thesis, I have decided to analyze the concept of Shared Value and its corporate practices. The main issue I would like to discuss is the following: The concept of Creating Shared Value to cure capitalism: utopia or reality?... more
Shared Value and the future of Foundations
By: Sam Moore | 10 months 3 weeks ago | Permalink
I admit that I know very little about foundations. What I know I've learnt through reading about F.B. Heron Foundation and my dealings with Bendigo Bank's own Community Enterprise Foundation.  "Creating shared value" however comes to mind when I read about Heron's changing business model. Consistent with the growing recognition from business of the fundamental... more
Just Add Water: Cooking up Successful Corporate-NGO Partnerships
By: Patty Russell | 10 months 3 weeks ago | Permalink
End users in Kenya operate MSR's Community Chlorine Maker to purify clean drinking water. (Photo: MSR Global Health) What do you get when you combine a quarter cup of water with table salt and a zap from a car battery? Enough chlorine to purify 200 liters of drinking water. I was fascinated last spring when I first encountered the MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker (pictured... more
5 Companies Finding Purpose in Solving Global Challenges
By: Meghan Ennes | 10 months 3 weeks ago | Permalink
How Coca-Cola, Mahindra, and more are redefining business success as delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals. From last year’s Paris Climate Talks to the UN’s newly announced 2030 Agenda, the world is coming together on urgent issues like climate change and global health crises – and no matter the sector in which you find yourself, these issues affect all of our futures. A... more
Design as Shared Value Capital: How we embed purpose at KSS Architects
By: Emma Ignaszewski | 11 months 1 week ago | Permalink
(Originally posted on Many of the companies at the table for shared value are investing their financial capital to help remediate global issues. And that is absolutely fantastic. We’ve seen a lot of smaller companies try to emulate this with vastly fewer resources. We’ve tried too. And somehow, it always seems to not have the kind of impact we’re looking for. A $300 donation to... more
Swiping Right on Corporate Partnerships
By: Emilee Kaufman | 11 months 1 week ago | Permalink
How collaborating with the private sector is a lot like dating. (Photo via VisualHunt) “When is it your turn?” My aunt elbows me with a hopeful expression during another Say Yes To The Dress marathon. “So are you dating?” All eyes turn to me over the Thanksgiving feast. If you’re single like me, these encounters will sound all-too-familiar. The dating scene can lead to some fun... more
Collaboration Is Changing the Game for Global Development
By: Blakey Emmett | 11 months 1 week ago | Permalink
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.  Several weeks ago I had the privilege of joining some of the top public and private sector leaders at the Shared Value Summit in New York to discuss how business can help change the world. With an increasing recognition that the... more
Shared value, conservation, and development
By: Richard Welford | 11 months 1 week ago | Permalink
This post was originally published on the CSR Asia blog.  CSR Asia in partnership with Conservation International are pleased to announce the publication of a new report on "Creating Shared Value Through Integrated Conservation and Development Projects". It highlights new business opportunities that can be created through conservation initiatives that combine the protection of nature... more
As the Summit Curtain Closes, What's Next for Shared Value?
By: Justin Bakule | 11 months 2 weeks ago | Permalink
Justin Bakule introduces a conversation between Michael Porter and Jim Kim on the first day of the Shared Value Leadership Summit 2016.  The Initiative wrapped up our sixth annual Shared Value Leadership Summit last week. As the informal MC over the course of this two-day shared value event in New York, I was lucky to have a front-row seat to many enlightening conversations on the... more
The Secret Sauce in Shared Value, Lean Startup, Behavioral Economics, and Social Enterprise
By: Chris Wolff | 11 months 2 weeks ago | Permalink
As an enthusiast for new solutions to old problems I wonder: Are you as excited as I am by relatively recent developments of social enterprises, shared value, behavioral economics and/or lean startups for social change? Or do you skeptically forecast which of these business approaches might just be fads? Even for skeptics, there’s a fundamental denominator under-girding all of these trends... more