March 2019
Shared Value Project
More Powerful Together

This week, International Women's Day is being celebrated across the globe. The Australian theme #MorePowerfulTogether recognises the importance of collaboration and partnerships in achieving social outcomes. Gender equality is not just a women’s issue but also a business issue and achieving gender balance is essential for business and society to thrive

The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer provides a business case for why we are more powerful together. Edelman CEO Steven Spurr says that ‘collaboration and community’ are critical in increasing trust and highlights SVP Founding Member IAG as a great example of an organisation firmly committed to these values.

We look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming events including our Insight networking event hosted by Cardno which will explore the unique challenges and opportunities of shared value partnerships.

Helen Steel
Chief Executive Officer

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In this issue
New Founding Member

Optus is committed to creating shared value to drive innovation and address social challenges. Their partnership with SVP aims to advance their Future Makers to be more competitive and prosperous. 

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2019 Trust Barometer: Business can serve the community and increase profits

The results of the 2019 Trust Barometer indicate that the Australian public is prepared for, and expecting, business to engage in a shared value strategy for the benefit of society and business success. 

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Panel announced for Cardno Insight event

We are delighted to announce the panellists for our upcoming Insight networking event in Melbourne on Thursday 27 March focussed on advancing shared value through partnerships. 

  • Colin Adams, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Cardno International Development
  • Peter McNamara, CEO, Good Shepherd Microfinance
  • Anthea Smits, CEO, The Difference Incubator
  • Sally Truong, Director of the Private Sector Development Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Registrations are filling fast. RSVP by Friday 22 March. 

Register here

Shared Value Champion: Peter McNamara

Peter McNamara explains why cross-sector partnerships and collaboration are critical to Good Shepherd Microfinance's shared value success, as recognised at the 2018 Shared Value Awards. 

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Join the Australian delegation to Boston

Shared Value Project will be leading a delegation to the 2019 Shared Value Leadership Summit and Innovation Tour in Boston, USA. SVP members are invited to purchase tickets at a 30% discount. Please reach out to Poppy Cluett via for more information and to access the discount code.

Purchase tickets

Build your shared value work experience

We are seeking expressions of interest for a volunteer to assist SVP with social media outreach, communications and research from March - July in the lead up to the 2019 Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific.

If you would like to volunteer with us and build your work experience in shared value, please send a cover letter and your resume to Jan Stewart via by COB today.

Shared value in the media

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

Upcoming 2019 events

27 March

7-8 May

23 May

23-24 May

17 June 

18-19 June

Cardno Insight Event, Melbourne

Shared Value Leadership Summit, Boston

Advancing shared value workshop, Melbourne

Africa Shared Value Summit, Nairobi

Introduction to shared value workshop, Sydney

2019 Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific, Sydney

Become a member

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

For information about becoming a member, please contact

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Regional Partner of: Shared Value Initiative
Leading development of shared value in Australia