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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Chief Executive Officer
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