In this series, we spoke with global leaders who are driving shared value strategy within their organizations. The following leaders shared their perspectives at the Shared Value Leadership Summit on May 12-13, 2015 in New York. View Event Recap.


Business Should Lead the Charge Against Inequality

Featuring Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

Business leaders need to take the lead on solving inequality—and work closely with their counterparts in the social sector. Read "Social Justice Is Good for Business."


When Business and Government Work Together for Good

Featuring Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

How development financial institutions demonstrate just how effectively the public and private sectors can collaborate. Watch "The Role of Government in Creating Shared Value."


Partnerships that Make Serious Impact

Featuring Karl Hofmann, President and CEO, PSI 

Corporates don't realize the $5 trillion-dolar market at the bottom of the pyramid. And NGOs understand those customers. Watch "PSI's Smart Partnerships: Saving Lives and Growing the Global Economy."


Why Women's Success Is Really Good for Business

Featuring Katja Iversen, CEO, Women Deliver

The leading global advocate explains that when girls and women survive and thrive, it creates a positive ripple effect throughout society. Read "It Pays to Invest in Women."


A Business Model that Inspires Customers to Live Healthier 

Featuring Adrian Gore, Chief Executive, Discovery

Discovery operates on a different model than other insurers – one that focuses customers on incentivizing customer wellness. Watch "Insurance that Inspires Healthy Living."


Helping Local Coffee Farmers Makes a Better Bean

Featuring Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO, Nestlé Nespresso SA

Duvoisin explains that without ensuring farmers are sustainable, his business cannot be sustained either. Read "How Nespresso Supports Local Farmers to Business Success."


3 Quick Tips for Effective Innovation

Featuring Angela Simo Brown, Head Social Change Strategy & Innovation, LoyaltyOne Air Miles

Shared value is innovation. Here are three ways to break the cycle and introduce it in your organization. Watch "How Innovation Is Like Home Renovation (and How It Isn't)."


Reaching New Markets by Improving Access to Health Care

Featuring John C. Lechleiter, Chairman, President, and CEO, Eli Lilly & Company

Lechleiter explains the critical role shared value plays in his company's aspiration to make life better for people around the world. Read "How Can Eli Lilly Gain Billions of New Customers?"


The Untapped Shared Value Opportunity in the SDGs

Featuring Leith Greenslade, Vice Chair, MDG Health Alliance

Focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is critical to delivering large and long-lasting health outcomes. Read "The Long-Term Impact of Shared Value Health Strategies."


Yes, You Can Create Shared Value in Finance

Featuring Robert Johanson, Chairman, Bendigo & Adelaide Bank

Bendigo's unique banking model shares risk and reward with local communities. Read "This Bank Helps Local Communities – Profitably."


A Framework for Measuring Social Impact

Featuring Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC

A game-changer for the tired rule of maximizing shareholder value alone. Read "PwC on the Win-Win Ethos of Shared Value."



Read and watch interviews from IBM, Nestlé, Walmart, Coca-Cola, and more in last year's Leading Shared Value series. 

Experience the 2015 Summit

Catch all the action from the 2015 Shared Value Leadership Summit with event video, presenter slides, photos, and more. 2015 Summit Recap

Who Attends the Summit?

Explore and connect with the leaders who attended the 2015 event. View Directory

2015 Speakers

Meet the business leaders and big thinkers who led this year's discussion. Read Speaker Bios

Event Agenda

This year's agenda was designed for attendees to generate new business solutions to social issues. Read Agenda