July 2019
Shared Value Project
Purpose is the why, shared value is the how

I can’t help but feel optimistic following our fifth Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific. In five short years we have built what shared value co-creator Professor Michael Porter called one of “the most powerful groups of people in the world”.

Indeed, the collective potential of the corporate leaders, innovators and visionaries in Sydney last month was palpable; and as we contemplated the relationship between purpose and shared value, one concept in particular struck a chord - if purpose is the why then shared value is the how. 

But with such regional progress and high calibre resources comes the question: Where to next? And, who is responsible?

Whilst the answer to the first question is ever unfolding, if we have learned anything along our journey, it is that no single agent or sector can achieve the positive disruption we seek alone. It will take all of us, and there is no time to rest on our laurels. As Daniel Epstein, CEO, Unreasonable Group said, "When it comes to shared value, impatience is a virtue".

What this powerful community needs to ask itself when considering who will lead the next evolution of Business on Purpose is if not us, together, then who?

Thank you again to those who joined our Summit, and I hope that you are all as optimistic as I am about what we can achieve through shared value in the future.

Helen Steel
Chief Executive Officer

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In this issue
The next era of shared value begins

Over four days at #SVSummitAPAC we explored the corporate sector's significant shift towards Business on Purpose, energising the shared value community with new tools and ideas to change the world. 

Read our highlights and key takeaways.

Access videos & slides from #SVSummitAPAC

Videos and slides from the Summit, including Professor Michael Porter's keynote presentation, are available complimentary to Summit attendees.

If you could not attend the Summit, the videos and slides are available for purchase for $99. 

Click here to purchase.

Listen: The Becton Dickinson story

Gary Cohen, Executive Vice President, Global Health at BD and President of the BD Foundation explains how a product BD developed in response to a societal need became one of their most profitable product lines. 

Listen now.

Introducing the shared value job board

We are excited to launch our shared value job board, available for SVP members to share their vacant positions to the community. Members, please contact Poppy Cluett via pcluett@sharedvalue.org.au if you would like to post a shared value/social impact related job. 

SVP Founding Member NAB is currently hiring an Associate Director, Social Innovation. This exciting role involves identifying emerging shared value opportunities aligned to NAB's Social Impact Strategy. 

View the job board.

ANO report: Change in culture crucial to future prosperity

The Australian National Outlook 2019, developed by CSIRO and SVP Founding Member NAB along with a range of additional partners including the Shared Value Project, proposes two possible futures for our nation in 2060 – and the choice is up to us.

Read more.

HBS Shared Value Executive Course

Explore the shared value business model in depth, including opportunities, strategic choices, and guidelines for successful implementation at Harvard Business School in Boston, November 17-20. 

Read more.

Shared value in the media

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

Read more articles about shared value

Upcoming events

11 July

7-8 August

Late August (TBC)

Late August (TBC)

17 October

23 October

13 November

17 November

Fortune Change the World List deadline

FEAL Conference, themed 'shared value', Melbourne

Introduction to shared value workshop, Brisbane

2019 State of Shared Value briefing, Brisbane

Porter Prize event, New Delhi 

Save the date: 2019 Shared Value Awards, Melbourne

Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific, Sydney

HBS Creating Shared Value Executive Course, Boston

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Become a member

As a member of the Shared Value Project, organisations have the opportunity to be part of the community shaping the future of shared value in Australia.

For information about becoming a member, please contact info@sharedvalue.org.au

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