A collection of research, case studies, presentations, and videos, all crowd-sourced from top thinkers in the shared value community and curated by the Initiative.

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By applying a shared value lens, insurance companies can do more than just protect against risks. They can help prevent risks from occurring in the first place, while simultaneously creating economic value. Skandia is a major provider of insurances... Learn More
Janet Voûte, Global Head of Public Affairs at Nestlé, moderates a panel on the state of socially conscious investing with Barbara Byrne, Vice Chair of Investment Banking at Barclays and Ken Mehlman, Global Head of Public Affairs at KKR. This... Learn More
Harvard Business School's Michael E. Porter engages OPIC CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek in a conversation of how business leaders can create value for both business and society. This plenary session was filmed at the... Learn More
Western Union is known for partnering with NGOs to leverage their money transfer services for social good in emerging markets. During the Shared Value Leadership Summit in NYC, Western Union Vice President of Social Ventures and Internal... Learn More
In the wake of the financial crisis, banks have been under fire from all fronts—and leaving value on the table. The potential to create shared value through retail, commercial, and investment banking is enormous. This new approach will enable... Learn More

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Is your organization working on a project that's producing both business and social results? Learn what others are doing and share your shared value example.
 
As leader of a well-known brand with social thinking embedded in its core business, Jostein Solheim, Chief Executive Officer of Ben & Jerry’s, has a unique perspective on instilling purpose into a business. In this discussion... Learn More
Alan VanderMolen, Vice Chairman of Daniel J. Edelman Holdings, leads a conversation on how shared value impacts brand value, corporate reputation, and consumer loyalty, and how companies are measuring the connection between shared value and brand... Learn More
At the Shared Value Leadership Summit, Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School, outlines the state of the shared value field and provides a vision for shared value advancement in the coming year. Read... Learn More
The Coca-Cola Company's 5by20 initiative aims to expand economic opportunity for five million women entrepreneurs by the year 2020 through a combination of core business activities, cross-sector partnerships, and strategic social investment. In this... Learn More
A collaboration between Business Action for Africa, the Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, and The Partnering Initiative, this report explores the potential of cross-sector partnerships to advance both business impact... Learn More

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SHARED VALUE IN ACTION

Is your organization working on a project that's producing both business and social results? Learn what others are doing and share your shared value example.
 

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