August 2019
Shared Value Project
Investing in social progress

Consumers today are increasingly aware of their purchasing power to create social impact, an idea we see filtering into the investment space. Consumers are now considering superannuation as new means for transactional social activism by choosing super funds that prioritise ethical and sustainable objectives.

This theme will be explored at the FEAL Conference this week, where I look forward to participating on a panel to discuss “Shared value – What is the societal impact of super?” This is a topic we have given great consideration to and I encourage you to read more about the link between super capital and social progress in the article below. 

This thinking is reinforced by our Shared Value Champion this month Rosemary Addis, Trustee of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, whose vision is to build a future where more investment capital flows to solutions delivering impact at scale.

It is promising to see shared value become a consideration for an increasing number of industries, many of which will be recognised at our Shared Value Awards Gala Dinner in October. With submissions now open, I encourage the companies and individuals who are embedding the shift towards balancing purpose and profit to apply before Friday 30 August

Helen Steel
Chief Executive Officer

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In this issue
Super: A critical tool for social progress

The phrase to ‘put your money where your mouth is’ has taken on a whole new meaning in today’s socially-conscious world. Read our take on why super capital is a natural fit to create sustainable social progress. 

Read more.

2019 Shared Value Awards now open

Is your organisation using shared value to deliver profit and purpose? Do you know an individual making a significant contribution to the shared value movement?

Apply for the 2019 Shared Value Awards before 30 August and join shared value champions, leaders and trailblazers at the Awards Gala Dinner, to be hosted by PwC in Melbourne on 23 October. 

Read more.

Explore shared value in Brisbane this August

Join us in Brisbane or consider who from your network would benefit from attending the State of Shared Value Breakfast on Wednesday 28 August and the Introduction to Shared Value Workshop on Thursday 29 August, hosted by CUA (Credit Union Australia).

Register now.

Shared value champion: Rosemary Addis

Rosemary Addis sees shared value through the lens of impact investing, which she says is a lynchpin for enabling shared value at scale. 

Read more.

Listen: The scalability of purpose

What is the most powerful way to change society? Through a profitable business model according to SVP Chair Peter Yates AM and Creating Shared Value co-founder Mark Kramer. Business models allow you to scale, be independent, create financial sustainability and continuously innovate.

Listen now.

Shared value jobs board

Be sure to regularly check our jobs board for the latest opportunities in shared value and purpose-driven businesses. Current opportunities include: 

Please contact Poppy Cluett via if you would like to post a shared value/social impact related job.

Shared value in the media

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

Upcoming events

8 August

20 August

28 August

29 August

17 October

23 October

13 November

17 November

FEAL Conference, themed 'shared value', Melbourne

Social Traders Conference, Melbourne

2019 State of Shared Value briefing, Brisbane

Introduction to shared value workshopBrisbane

Porter Prize event, New Delhi 

2019 Shared Value Awards Gala DinnerMelbourne

Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific, Sydney

HBS Creating Shared Value Executive Course, Boston

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