September 2018
Shared Value Project
Business as agents of social change

The revolving door of political leadership in Australia provides an added layer of complexity and uncertainty for those tasked with trying to address the societal challenges we face.  Whilst we recognise the role of the public sector is fundamental to enabling shared value creation, the current uncertainty also underlines the importance and opportunity for business to play a greater role as agents of social change. 

Fortunately we don’t have to look far for inspiration of business leadership with the recent release of Fortune’s 2018 Change the World List.  We also had the privilege last week of hearing about Lion’s leadership principles from CEO Stuart Irvine at our Insight event and how these principles guide the growth of their business.   And finally we invite you all to join us in Melbourne 18 October at ZINC to celebrate the 2018 Shared Value Awards, which continue to inspire us each year.

The SVP continues to grow and this month we welcome Taylah Brendish, Project Coordinator, to the team. Taylah comes to us from social enterprise Yume and will support delivery of the SVP program and communications and media strategy.  I encourage you to reach out to Taylah at

Helen Steel
Chief Executive Officer

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In this issue
Fortune's 2018 'Change The World' List

Now in its fourth year, the ‘Fortune Change the World’ list celebrates the changemakers – those pioneering business leaders who look at social issues as material to their long-term success.

Congratulations to Enel - one of the world’s top producers of energy from renewables and number 28 on the list (and recently signed up as an SVP member).

We would also like to extend our congratulations to Wesfarmers who came in at number 13 on the list for their work in creating employment opportunities for indigenous Australians.  

See who else has made a strategic shift towards shared value here

We are hiring

Executive Assistant/Project Support Officer

Join our dynamic and agile team as SVP enters an exciting period of growth. Proactively support the CEO and team whilst contributing to the uptake of shared value in Australasia and beyond. 

Read more & apply before COB 7 September

Shared Value Champion, Ann Sherry

This month’s Shared Value Champion, Ann Sherry, Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia speaks about what their shared value success looks like having been a key business strategy for over 10 years.

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Podcast: Social innovation & shared value

Hear from the world's leading shared value thinkers in our new Podcast series recorded at the 2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit.

Sasha Courville, Head of Social Innovation at NAB interviews Mark Thain, Barclays Director Social Innovation about the challenges of embedding shared value, acknowledging the inherent opportunity for Intrapreneurs.

Listen now

Appetite for shared value in FMCGs growing

There was great engagement and discussion on shared value at our Insight event held at Lion in Sydney last Wednesday. The panel discussed how FMCGs can create competitive advantage while also creating a more circular economy by addressing issues such as waste, obesity and the responsible consumption of alcohol. Thank you to our panellists and speakers Stuart Irvine, Libby Davidson, Margaret Stuart and Scott Matyus-Flynn.

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Apply now for HBS Shared Value course

The Harvard Business School program, Creating Shared Value: Competitive Advantage Through Social Impact, is now accepting applications. This valuable program brings together senior business leaders to examine strategies for addressing society's challenges through profitable shared value business models. The course runs from 03-05 Dec 2018 at the HBS campus. 

Learn more & apply

Shared value in the media

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

Upcoming Events

5-6 September 2018

27 September 2018

18 October 2018

31 Oct - 1 Nov 2018

7-8 November 2018

Philanthropy Australia National Conference

SA: Towards a Co-operative State

2018 Shared Value Awards Night

RIAA: Rediscovering purpose in finance

Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific

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