Shared Value

Shared value is a management strategy focused on companies creating measurable business value by identifying and addressing social problems that intersect with their business. The shared value framework creates new opportunities for companies, civil society organizations, and governments to leverage the power of market-based competition in addressing social problems. The concept was defined in the Harvard Business Review article “Creating Shared Value” by Professor Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer, co-founders of FSG.

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Nespresso Expands U.S. Recycling Program, But Is It Enough?

Nespresso says its recycling program -- which it plans to expand to the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. -- mitigates the environmental…
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When Creating Shared Value Causes Value Destruction: The Case of Nespresso

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Why Leaders Should Place Company Values on the Same Level as Profits

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As Good As It Gets? Fortune’s ‘Change The World’ 2015 Ranking

Rankings are all about who’s on top, and who wants to be. The world needs every business to be a good corporate citizen.…
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Case Study: Real Estate Agents Help to Reduce Homelessness

Real estate agents in the Macarthur region of Sydney, Australia, are helping to reduce homelessness, and in two years they have saved 57…
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A New Vocabulary for Responsible Business: Words That Encourage

We need to infuse our current lingo with words and concepts that encourage better businesses and a better future.
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Why Would a Company Fund STEM Skills Development?

From the business perspective, what motivated Time Warner Cable to invest heavily in STEM skill development through their Connect a Million Minds program?…
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Is ‘Connect a Million Minds’ Improving STEM Skills?

In an increasingly technical world, there is a shortage of STEM skills in the workforce. In this interview with Time Warner Cable’s VP…
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Five Reasons To Stay Corporate and Ignore Your Higher Calling

Do you see your corporate job as a stepping-stone to a higher purpose or cause? Phil Preston provides five reasons that might change…
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Symantec Twitter Chat Recap: “Bridging the Workforce and Diversity Gaps”

Join TriplePundit, Symantec, Shared Value Initiative and Susan McPherson on Twitter to learn about “Bridging the Workforce and Diversity Gaps." Follow along on…
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Shared Value: Double the Value?

While the debate about Porter and Kramer's creating shared value (CSV) concept has lately taken a more critical view, two aspects of the…
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Nestlé Hides Behind ‘Sovereign Nation’ in Desert Bottled Water Controversy

Nestle, which sells the most bottled water in the U.S., is attracting controversy for its bottling of water in a region suffering from…
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Symantec Bets on Next Generation of Cyber Security Workers

Symantec wants you -- and the young people of America -- to know that not only is this career path well-paying and approachable,…
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Why We Need a Systems Approach to Stakeholder Engagement

Whether or not you agree with the activities of NGOs, there is one thing for certain: They are here to stay.
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3p Weekend: Trending Topics from SB’14 San Diego

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