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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Despite great effort and the huge sums of money spent on promoting the expansion of national grids, poor rural communities worldwide continue to lack affordable and reliable electricity. For 1.3 billion people (18% of the global population),... Learn More
Elimination of post-harvest food loss would feed 1 billion more people by 2050—many of them across Sub-Saharan Africa, where food insecurity is the greatest. This means much more than just more food for more people; it also means increased... Learn More
At the 2016 Shared Value Leadership Summit, representatives from sustainability, conscious capitalism, and shared value discuss how their own viewpoints intertwine on how business can contribute to society. This panel features: Eduardo Porter,... Learn More
Michael Porter's slides from his keynote presentation at the Shared Value Leadership Summit demonstrate the new role of business in society and the movement of the shared value concept to the mainstream—in both media coverage and company application... Learn More
In 2007, several domestic parcel delivery companies started to create delivery jobs for seniors in response to corporate social responsibility. However, with an inefficient operating system and a lack of systematic partnerships with stakeholders,... Learn More

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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
Like many U.S.-based international development nonprofits, Pact has historically had a large percentage of its donor funding come from the U.S. government, primarily USAID. In 2009, Pact’s CEO, Mark Viso, challenged Pact Institute and its president... Learn More
Insights into strategic cross-sector partnerships from CSR Asia and Prudence Foundation. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This paper provides insights into four partnerships in which businesses contribute to addressing disaster preparedness, response and... Learn More
Throughout the past several decades, women have leapt into the business world and created their own businesses in droves. As of 2014, women owned more than 9.1 million firms, generating $1.4 trillion in sales and employing nearly 7.9 million people... Learn More
The seminal article in the January 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review by Harvard Business School's Michael E. Porter and FSG's Mark R. Kramer. In this article, they debut the shared value concept and lay out company examples of the three levels:... Learn More

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