December 2017
Shared Value Project
The impact of disruption

As Amazon quietly launched its Australian operations yesterday to the fear and trepidation of local retailers we were considering the positive impact this will have on the retail sector and how consumers should be the ultimate winners.

Not only is there the promise of job creation, discounted products and an effective online shopping platform, the innovative approach Amazon takes to their business development and the consideration given to their customers and their operating environment lends itself to a culture of shared value where both consumer and business needs are met.

Our congratulations to DFAT on the announcement of the second round of their Business Partnerships Platform and to the 10 new partnerships that will support Australia’s aid program.
Looking ahead to the new year, we encourage you to mark 18 April 2018 in your calendars and join us in Sydney for the 2018 Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific.

Helen Steel
Executive Director​

In this issue
Round Two of the BPP provides more opportunities for shared value partnerships

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop recently announced 10 new partnerships from Round Two of the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP), a flagship initiative of the Australian Government’s agenda to partner with the private sector to help deliver Australia’s aid program. Designed as an entry point for new partners, Australian and overseas entities to work with DFAT, the BPP provides opportunities for shared value practices, delivering social impact and commercial returns across the Indo-Pacific region.

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New member: Greening Australia

Joining the SVP membership this month is Greening Australia, a national, not-for-profit, environmental organisation that aims to restore and conserve Australia’s diverse natural landscapes to allow people and wildlife to co-exist. True to their vision for a healthy and productive landscape where people and nature thrive, Greening Australia is focused on leading Australia’s contribution in global conservation effort. We are delighted to welcome Greening Australia to the SVP member network.

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Shared Value Champions: Paul Bird, AVI

Prior to his current role, Paul Bird, Chief Executive Officer at AVI, was running KPMG in West Africa. How has his background in business helped in developing a community of volunteers passionate in advancing the shared value movement? Read on to find out.

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We are hiring: Administrative Assistant

We are seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant in a part-time capacity to play a vital role in supporting the Executive Director and the Shared Value Project team as our organisation grows. Join our small dynamic team and be part of the shared value movement, changing the role of business in society in the region.

Applications close 20 December 2017.

Click here to apply

2018 ‘State of Shared Value’ survey

SVP has appointed A.T. Kearney to conduct the 2018 ‘State of Shared Value’ survey to commence in February next year. The survey will look to broaden and refresh the initial benchmark created in 2015 and present a new set of data specific to Australia and New Zealand which will assist with tracking the ongoing process of shared value activity in the region. The data will also inform SVP as to how best to support the growing shared value community in the region.

2018 Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific

In partnership with major sponsoring partner IAG and media partner AFR BOSS, the 2018 Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific will discuss the theme of Power, Health and Money, exploring factors that drive companies to excel in the current changing business and consumer landscape.

For more information or any enquiries please contact Michelle Wenzel on 03 9013 7500 or

Shared value in the media

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

Tweet of the month

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Upcoming Events

Monday 11 December – Tuesday 12 December

Tuesday 27 February – Thursday 1 March 2018

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Creating Shared Value: Economic Success & Social Impact, Harvard Business School

Humanity in Business Global Purposeful Leadership Summit

2018 Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific

2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit
New York

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Leading development of shared value in Australia