In this series, the Shared Value Initiative spoke with global leaders who are driving shared value strategy within their organizations. The following leaders all shared their perspectives at the Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity on May 13-14, 2014 in New York.

Stanley S. Litow, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President, IBM International Foundation

How IBM uses shared value to infuse fresh innovation into big societal problems, like the education crisis. Read the interview: “At IBM, Shared Value Is Real Value”



Janet Voûte, Global Head of Public Affairs, Nestlé

Creating shared value was born at Nestlé 10 years ago, and since then the nutrition company has come a long way in implementation, reporting, and communication of results. Watch: “What's Next for Shared Value at Nestlé?”



Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings

Investor and philanthropist Elumelu stresses that in Africa, economic prosperity and social wealth must go hand. Read the interview: “Shared Value Synonymous with Africapitalism”



Brian Smith, President, Latin America Group of The Coca-Cola Company

How the Coca-Cola Company’s Coletivo program creates a positive impact for the company’s business and for the communities in which it operates. Read the interview: "Coca-Cola's Refreshing Impact in Brazil."



Alan VanderMolen, Vice Chairman, Daniel J. Edelman Holdings

Why shared value is a priority for Edelman—and should be for all firms who work to build long-term, sustainable business for their clients. Watch the video:  "Our Clients Demand Shared Value."


Jean Rogers, CEO, SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board)

Our economy is in one of those historic crisis-moments where transparent financial reporting is key. With the right accounting infrastructure in place, we can start acting on shared value. Read the interview: “Comparable Information Crucial to Shared Value Success.”


Steve Davis, CEO, PATH

How PATH looks at partnerships through the shared value lens to address broader goals and initiatives, particularly around access to malaria medicine. Watch the video: "Deep Partnerships in Our DNA."



Beth Keck, Senior Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment, Walmart

Walmart is taking on large social issues to build a stronger business. In this video, Keck talks about’s women empowerment marketplace, investing in training women in agriculture, and more. Watch the video: "Shared Value Execution at Walmart​."


Yoshinori Isozaki, CEO, Kirin Company

Inspired by meeting Michael Porter, Isozaki started a shared value division at Kirin. Now, from using Fukushima pears in products to producing an alcohol-free beer, Kirin is living the approach. Read the interview: "Five Questions with Kirin’s President and CEO."




Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity

At the 2014 Summit, over four-hundred shared value practitioners gathered in New York City to shape the future of business in society. Learn more

New Speakers Confirmed

Learn more about the global leaders who are influencing and implementing shared value.Speaker Biographies