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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How Walmart Is Empowering Women in Business

The retail giant is creating shared value by achieving business goals that help empower women.
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Interview: CEO of Japan’s Kirin Brewery on Creating Shared Value

From using Fukushima pears to developing a completely alcohol-free beer, here's how Japan's Kirin Co. is living shared value.
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The CSR Value Continuum: From Value Distribution to Shared Value Creation

"That is shared value not corporate social responsibility." That is the reaction I received two weeks ago after sending a note about my…
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Unleashing Shared Value Through Content Marketing

This short contribution suggests that content and inbound marketing can be successfully employed for corporate social responsibility (CSR) communications and to enhance customer…
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Everything You Need to Know About Shared Value at Davos

A required reading list of shared value discussions from last week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Strategic Sustainability: Introducing the Value Web

The Value Web is a framework that makes sustainability strategic and surrounds an enterprise with an interlocking and self-reinforcing web of value, generating…
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Leveraging Organizational Performance through ‘Shared Value’ Propositions

Several multi-national organizations are looking beyond their short-term profits for shareholders. They are also looking after their other marketplace stakeholders.
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Women and Sustainability in Politics: Embrace Crisis and Reframe Shame

The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future recently hosted a powerful discussion on women and sustainability in politics. Moderated by Darcy Winslow, Managing…
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How to Scale Corporate Social Innovation

We know that large corporations are really good at innovation. Unfortunately, they’re even better at killing innovation, especially social innovation. But they don't…
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Why Your Company Should Get Involved with the Shared Value Initiative

The Shared Value Initiative was launched in 2012 by FSG, a non-profit strategy and research consulting firm (and the brain child of Michael…
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The Business Case for Strategic Philanthropy

SAP's work around the world is an example of making the business case for strategic philanthropy as part of a firm's program of…
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Does Nestlé’s Bottled Water Pass the ‘Creating Shared Value’ Test?

Is Nestle's selling bottled water what Michael Porter and Mark Kramer had in mind when they conceived of creating shared value?
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Nestlé Waters North America Discusses How Bottled Water Creates #sharedvalue

A summary of our recent Twitter Chat with Nestle Waters North America.
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Can a Bottled Water Company Create “Shared Value”?

When a company labels its Annual CSR Report as Creating Shared Value, you have to stop and wonder if they're responding to the…
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Creating Magic Through Shared Value

The 3rd Annual Shared Value Summit gathered top executives from around the world to discuss the future for business. Learn how companies are…