December 2018
Shared Value Project
The thriving global community

As we enter December and the mad dash to the end of the year, it is encouraging to know that we will be ringing in 2019 with a global shared value community that continues to thrive.

As a guest last month of PwC Japan in Tokyo, I was pleased to see shared value on the agenda for corporate Japan who are beginning to consider shared value as a means to addressing the significant social challenges their nation is facing such as ageing population and declining workforce. 

Also, in the Asia Pacific, SVP Hong Kong is making great strides in growing the shared value movement amongst their member network and I had the privilege of working with the SVPHK team in October to continue to build their capacity to deliver on this important work.

Turning towards India, I would like to extend my congratulations to the Shared Value Initiative India for the delivery of a successful Summit this month where the focus was on the connection between shared value and the Sustainable Development Goals.

In Africa, this theme is carried through the work of this month’s champion Tiekie Barnard, CEO of Shared Value Initiative Africa who along with her team is driving shared value as a vehicle for Africa to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Back in Australia, the SVP team welcomes Poppy Cluett as Member Support and Project Officer. Poppy joins us from Impact Investing Australia and will be working closely to support our members. I encourage you to reach out to Poppy via

We are so looking forward to seeing what the new year brings and to see where together we can take the concept of shared value in 2019.

Helen Steel

Chief Executive Officer

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In this issue
New shared value partnerships in India

Congratulations to the four new partners announced in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Business Partnership Platform India Window. These new partnerships will deliver shared value across the energy, agriculture and healthcare sectors, in turn, advancing the economic and social conditions in India. 

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Enel Green Power upskills local SA residents

SVP member, Enel Green Power (EGP) has recently connected stage one of its Bungala Solar plant, the biggest solar project in Australia, to the grid.

Bungala, an Aboriginal word that translates to ‘opportunity’, makes reference to the opportunities that come with this solar plant including its sustainable development, training and employment, and clean energy.

Developed and delivered by EGP in a public/private partnership, a shared value approach has been applied across all business units including business development, engineering and construction, operations, and daily management.

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Shared Value Champion: Tiekie Barnard

Tiekie recognises the importance of the private sector in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Hear from Tiekie on how Shared Value Africa Initiative is growing the shared value network across Africa in order to address the continent's most pertinent issues such as access to electricity, education and healthcare.

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Calling all courageous leaders

A new white paper from SVP member Karrikins Group explores purpose as a tool to generate sustained value for business across the commercial, reputational, and employee engagement domains while at the same time driving social outcomes. 

The paper identifies four major drivers of purpose alignment to help bridge the gap between simply having a purpose statement on a website to purpose alignment that engages all stakeholders. 

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Connecting the shared value ecosystem

In this month's podcast episode SVP CEO Helen Steel interviews FSG Managing Director Marc Pfitzer. They speak about looking laterally within the ecosystem and the importance of creating ties between concepts such as collective impact and shared value.

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Shared value in the media

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


Upcoming Events

3-5 December 2018

23 May 2019

7-8 May 2019 

Creating Shared Value: Competitive Advantage Through Social Impact, HBS, Boston

Shared Value Africa Summit, Nairobi 

Shared Value Leadership Summit, Boston

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