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, over 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):


Who Attends the Summit?

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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

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