February 2017
Shared Value Project
Activating the shared value ecosystem

As Parliament resumes sitting this week it seems appropriate that we begin 2017 with a focus on the role of government in creating shared value which was explored last week at an event we hosted in Canberra in partnership with DFAT and NAB. The forum explored the vital role the public sector can play in enabling and promoting shared value creation and partnering with business to ultimately improve societal conditions.

The Shared Value Project has an impressive calendar of national and international events lined up for 2017, including networking events and workshops and of course the annual Shared Value Forum which will be held again in Melbourne on 26 April. We would also like to welcome Australian Business Volunteers to our member community and look forward to sharing their shared value stories with you and more throughout the course of the year.

Helen Steel
Executive Director​

In this issue
The case for shared value in government

The Shared Value Project recently held a shared value government forum in partnership with DFAT and NAB in Canberra on 1 February 2017 exploring the role of ‘Government as a Catalyst for Shared Value Partnerships’. Shared Value Project Deputy Chair and Founder Rhod Ellis-Jones reflects on the case for shared value in government, and the many other forces that compel government to consider shared value as a framework for engaging the corporate and social sectors, and also consumers.

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Insuring Shared Value

As the Shared Value Initiative and FSG kick off new research on shared value strategies in insurance with cornerstone funders IAG and the Vitality Institute, they met with executives from different industries – insurance, health, nutrition, agriculture – during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos to provide guidance on the why, what and how of ‘Insuring Shared Value’.

Helping to lead the discussion, Ramana James from IAG, a Founding Member of the Shared Value Project, and Derek Yach from the Vitality Institute explained why the field should focus on shared value as a North Star.

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Shared Value Champion: Cassian Drew, Palladium

In this month’s member interview series we feature Casssian Drew, Asia Pacific Regional Director, Positive Impact Partnerships at Palladium. Cassian shares his experience with shared value and the role he plays at Palladium in leading the development of the firm’s approach to solving complex societal issues through multi-stakeholder coalitions through 'Positive Impact Partnerships', a model drawing on shared value and collective impact frameworks to create a new form of investment and large-scale societal change delivery structure.

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New Case Study: Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Social Impact Loan Program

Following extensive community engagement, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and one of its Alliance Bank® partners, BDCU Alliance Bank® identified youth employment in their region as a key social issue. In response to this growing social need they have developed the Social Impact Loan Program to address local community needs through an impact investing framework. This program aims to close the gap – matching needs with jobs. In an industry first, the Alliance Bank has taken the lead in developing a strategy that secures the future growth of their business through tapping into less conventional sources of income.

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New member: Australian Business Volunteers

This month we are pleased to announce Australian Business Volunteers as the newest member of the Shared Value Project. Australian Business Volunteers builds and delivers development projects which can deliver shared value for donors and communities, with implementation by experienced business-skilled volunteers. Their focus is on strengthening the private sector, with a vision of alleviating poverty through inclusive economic growth.

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Early bird registrations closing 18 February
We are relocating

The Centre for Shared Value is temporarily relocating to Level 3, 99 King Street, Melbourne as of Monday 13 February. Please update your records going forward. Our postal address and phone number will remain the same.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday 8 March
- Thursday 9 March

Wednesday 22 March

Wednesday 22 March

Wednesday 26 April

Thursday 27 April

Tuesday 9 May
- Wednesday 10 May

Wednesday 31 May
- Thursday 1 June

Tuesday 6 June
Wednesday 7 June

AFR Business Summit

Shared Value 101 Workshop

'Insight' Networking Event with Suncorp Group

2017 Shared Value Forum

Masterclass: Innovating for Shared Value

2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit 
New York

World Business Forum

Progress 2017

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Leading development of shared value in Australia