By: Meghan Ennes |

Update: The Shared Value Initiative is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Shared Value Leadership Summit will be held on May 12-13 at the Conrad New York. Learn more. 

On May 13-14, 2014, nearly 400 fellow shared value practitioners met in New York to advance an exciting corporate movement that’s making real, sustainable change. This cross-sector community came together with the common belief that business has the potential to find better solutions to our world’s biggest problems—in ways that help people and profits. 

As a network, we learned that shared value has moved beyond the idea stage to implementation. Leaders from organizations across the world shared stories of how they're driving shared value—in their investment decisions, in branding, in daily strategy execution, in collaborative partnerships, and more.

In his closing remarks, FSG founder Mark Kramer told the audience: "You are the vanguard" when it comes to driving and implementing shared value around the world. Although progress is clear, our work has only just begun. And so, as leaders and practitioners of shared value, moving forward we must ask ourselves a new question:

What will I do differently now?

The Shared Value Initiative would like to thank our funders and these specific organizations for their support of the 2014 Summit: Nestlé, Loyalty One, Veolia, and the Global Health Council.
 
For media inquiries, and to connect with shared value experts, please contact Michelle Morgan-Nelsen, Senior Manager, Communications, Shared Value Initiative.
 

Here's a recap of tweets from both days of the 2014 Summit (#SVInvest):

2015 Dates Announced

Save the date! The 2015 Shared Value Leadership Summit will be held on May 12-13 at the Conrad New York. Learn More

Join the Community

Keep up with the Initiative for the latest on shared value. Join Today

What Will You Do Next?

What's your shared value intention for this year? Tell us what you think and read what others have to say in this community discussion. Join the Conversation

See Summit Photos

Photos of speakers, panels, and the 400+ crowd now available on Flickr. Access Photos

Presentation Slides and Video

Watch video and read presentation decks from Michael Porter and more speakers from the Shared Value Leadership Summit. Watch and Learn

Who Attended the Summit?

Learn more about the 400 leaders who participated in our biggest event ever. Read Attendee List

Watch Speaker Video

In case you missed it: Watch video of Michael E. Porter's kenote and investor panel discussing the future of shared value. Watch Video