May 2018
Shared Value Project
Australia leading the way

It's been a busy few months for the global shared value community, starting with the 2018 Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific held in Sydney on 18 April where business leaders including Ken Henry AC from NAB and Elizabeth Bryan AM from IAG convened and spoke about the role of shared value in attracting investors and talent to their organisations.

The conversation continued in New York early May, where members of the Asia Pacific shared value community participated in the 2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit. It was a thrill for me to open the Summit, and provide an update on the progress and success we are experiencing in Australia. It was also a privilege to be in the room when Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton closed the proceedings and shared her views on the opportunity for capitalism to solve social issues.

One of the key questions I am now being asked is what is the secret to the success of the Shared Value Project? I am pleased to say that our secret is in the strong community we have built - people like you - who champion shared value within your organisations and beyond.  Whilst we still have a long way to go before we realise the challenge of becoming a shared value nation, we are certainly on our way.

Helen Steel
Chief Executive Officer​

In this issue
#SVSummitAPAC: Shared value key to attracting investors and talent
Final speakers

One of the recurring themes at the 2018 Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific in Sydney on 18 April 2018 was the need for business leaders to change their approach to social and environmental issues in order to attract both investors and talent in the future.

Thank you to our Summit partners including major sponsoring partner IAG, industry partners NAB and AIA Australia, government partner DFAT, and media partners AFR Boss and Pro Bono Australia.

#SVLeaders: Clinton sees potential for shared value as a global movement

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York earlier this month that she hopes shared value becomes a global movement. Her comments followed an opening address by Michael Porter where he revealed that shared value has reached an exciting inflection point.

Read the full wrap up of #SVLeaders

Watch our video wrap ups of Day 1 and Day 2.

BlackRock, Citibank and Novartis meet with Australian shared value leaders

Following the 2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit, the Shared Value Project curated a learning tour where members of the Australian shared value community met with representatives from leading companies including BlackRock, Citibank and Novartis.

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Episode 1: Shared Value Podcast
Shared Value Podcast

Want to hear from the world's leading shared value thinkers? Then tune into our new Shared Value Podcast. Each month, we'll bring you a new conversation recorded at the 2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit.

In episode 1 of the Shared Value Podcast, SVP Chair Peter Yates AM talks to the co-creator of the shared value concept Mark Kramer.

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Participate: State of Shared Value Survey

The 2018 State of Shared Value Survey is underway to find out how leading companies in Australia and New Zealand are addressing social issues that impact their business.

It builds upon the 2015 State of Shared Value Survey and is timely given the focus on the role of business in addressing social issues identified by BlackRock CEO Larry Fink and the recent Edelman Trust Barometer.

Click here to begin the Survey - closing Friday 25 May 2018.

Australian International Philanthropy Award

Nominations are now open for the inaugural Australian International Philanthropy Award, sponsored by SVP Founding Member the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and presented by Philanthropy Australia. The Award honours international giving and impact investing by Australian organisations and will be presented at the 2018 Australian Philanthropy Awards on 26 July at the Sydney Opera House. Sponsoring the Award helps grow the pool of shared value investment partners that are critical to reducing poverty in our region and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Download the detailed selection criteria and nomination form. Nominations close 18 May 2018.

Shared value in the media

Catch up on highlights from shared value in the media and the global community.

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