In principle, many of us believe that bringing a social element into core business strategy is the right thing to do. However, it can often be difficult to understand and quantify the importance to the bottom line. This article explores how a company’s purpose can be unlocked by linking it to social issues and the associated benefits.
Several members of our global team have had the opportunity to participate in the SVPHK training led by Richard Welford. This has been an important step toward developing greater insight into the concept of shared value and an opportunity to reflect on case studies that demonstrate its genuine commercial potential. We are now positioned to take steps towards enacting change, and the overwhelming consensus from our teams is that we are ready and willing to do this.
In 2018, Barclays was named on Fortune Magazine’s 2018 “Change The World” list for the first time. The list was created to recognise companies that have had a positive social impact via activities that form part of their core business strategy.
Some people think Hong Kong can be a hard-nosed, apathetic place on the surface. But look a little deeper and you’ll find many people here have a generous capacity to “care” and design creative solutions to complex problems. That much is clear from our daily conversations with businesses, NGOs and social innovators. So what’s lacking?
Shared Value Initiative India (SVII) held the Shared Value Summit 2018 on November 29 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai in conjunction with NITI Aayog. The event was attended by key stakeholders from the government, the business community and the field of academics. The theme of the summit, “Goals to Transform Our World”, revolved around the role that corporates play in driving the Sustainable Development Goals of countries.
Shared Value Initiative India Summit 2018 is the fourth cohort of the summit conducted by the Shared Value Initiative India. The theme for this year’s summit is, 'Goals to transform our world.' November 29, 2018 Taj Lands End | Mumbai Register Now The Summit is an annual event for enterprises, corporate leaders and social innovators who pledge to bring about a change in society with their business practices and delivery models. This year, the summit will focus on competitiveness, clusters & shared value, the role of media in creating shared value
By 2050, the world’s population is expected to increase from today’s 7.6 billion to 9.7 billion, with 2 billion above the age of 60. To address healthcare of a demographics of this magnitude will require huge investments that are beyond the capacity of any government, civil society or private sector. Extensive global effort as well as a different paradigm of mind-sets, technologies, collaboration models, financing and delivery approaches is needed to ensure that all peoples receive the healthcare they need and deserve. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a crucial role
Three months ago, I moved back from New York, quite unexpectedly, to help build Shared Value Project Hong Kong, after one fateful coffee meeting. Coming from six years in public relations, this new role is vastly different and yet makes perfect sense. I was asked to share my story – so here’s a candid account of my wandering path to purpose, and a few things I learned.
As part of our efforts to increase understanding of shared value, SVPHK recently hosted our first public talk on the topic of impact investing, green finance and ethical screening in partnership with The Executive Centre, to illustrate examples of and opportunities for shared value in financial services and the investment arena.
There is a common, grass root concern and why we at Shared Value Project Hong Kong (SVPHK) are advocating that big business engage and identify the opportunities. How can I get my company to adopt a shared value business strategy?