November 2018
Shared Value Project
A period of transformation and growth

The pressure for businesses to do more than just make money is indeed increasing and this year's Shared Value Awards demonstrated a genuine desire from the corporate sector to transform.

My congratulations again to the winners and highly commended all of whom demonstrated commitment to shared value as a core business strategy.

Above all, the Awards highlighted the growth of the shared value movement both within organisations and across industries. Further to this, I am pleased to announce our new member from the built environment sector, Arup. 

Lastly, I am delighted to welcome Jan Stewart to the SVP team, who has taken on the role of Executive Officer. Jan who comes to us from Hub Australia is an innovator in her own right and will bring a wealth of knowledge and wisdom as we continue to support the growing shared value community. You can reach out to Jan at

Helen Steel
Chief Executive Officer

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In this issue
New Shared Value Project member

Arup was awarded the 2018 Shared Value Award for the corporate organisation leading through shared value.

Featured in the inaugural Fortune Change the World List it was recognised that, “If there’s a structure that marries sustainability with a sense of the impossible, chances are it is the work of Arup’s hands”.

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2018 Shared Value Champion, Damien Mu

In our latest podcast, Helen Steel, CEO, SVP, speaks to 2018 Shared Value Champion, Damien Mu, CEO, AIA Australia and New Zealand who believes there is an opportunity for organisations to step up and lead when institutional trust is at an all-time low.

Listen now

"A tri-sector approach is essential"

At the 2018 Shared Value Awards event, the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, highlighted the opportunity for government to act as a convenor and a leader of shared value discussions and called upon the shared value community to bring forward tri-sector partnership opportunities.

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Climate Action Plan holds executives directly accountable

SVP founding member IAG this month launched their expanded Climate Action Plan, including a scorecard that holds executives directly accountable to the organisation's goals, further embedding shared value into their core business.

Watch the Climate Action Plan video

Senate Inquiry into UN SDGs

Thank you to our members who contributed to our submission to the Senate Inquiry into the UN SDGs. 

Helen Steel, CEO, SVP, presented at the Senate Inquiry this month on the potential of business, with the support of government, to make a significant impact on the SDGs using shared value. 

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SVP and AIA Cancer Roundtable

Working with founding member AIA, SVP convened a roundtable with key stakeholders including Cancer Council Victoria to provide a shared value lens and consider the economic cost of cancer in the workplace. 

A comprehensive group discussion was held, and a small working group was established to form the basis of a shared value cancer awareness pilot program.  

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Who makes the Melbourne Cup?

Although not shared value, strictly speaking, this clip from Evolution Mining is a great display of the power of complex partnerships across sectors. The result is the iconic trophy for the race that stops a nation. We hope you backed a winner.

Watch the video

Shared value in the media

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


Upcoming Events

7-8 November 2018

21 November 2018

29 November 2018

3-5 December 2018


Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific, Sydney

Shared value in energy workshop, Melbourne

Shared Value Initiative India Summit, Mumbai

Creating Shared Value: Competitive Advantage Through Social Impact, HBS, Boston

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