November 2020
Shared Value Project
Special Announcement from SVP Chair

The challenges of 2020 have underlined the importance of dynamic and courageous leadership.

As a community, we have been extremely fortunate to have the leadership of founding CEO Helen Steel to drive shared value forward until this critical point. In the words of Mark Kramer: “The foundations she has laid will serve as a vital template for how business, in partnership with Government and community organisations, can address some of the biggest problems we have faced in modern times.”

As SVP Chair, I extend an enormous thanks to Helen for her energy and commitment to advancing shared value in the Asia Pacific, and building this vibrant community of practice. We are thrilled that Helen has accepted our invitation to remain on the Board of Directors.

Today, it gives me great pleasure to announce SVP’s new CEO, Sarah Downie. With more than 20 years of senior executive experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, and a wealth of expertise in transforming and leading purpose-driven organisations, Sarah brings great practical insight and innovative thinking to the movement. Inspired by her passion and dedication to recognising social impact as central to strategic business, the Board is excited to welcome her to the community; and we encourage you to do the same. Sarah will be outreaching to SVP members over the coming weeks, and you can connect with her directly here:

Armed with an eight-year legacy of shared value progress, and strong new leadership, I believe we can meet the challenges of 2021 with confidence – both in what’s been and what’s to come. Thank you for your important example, support and tenacious spirit as we continue to navigate this momentous time for shared value.

Please read on for further news, including some parting refelctions from Helen. 

Peter Yates AM
Chair, Shared Value Project 

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In this issue
"I Remain a Champion of Capitalism"

Originally published on Probono Australia, SVP's founding CEO Helen Steel shares her reflections from an eight-year crusade for a new kind of capitalism, before departing the organisation in October 2020.

Read here

2020 Shared Value Awards | Winners

This year's record award submissions were a testament to the determination and innovation of this community in turbulent times. Celebrate the Asia Pacific companies and individuals at the forefront of shared value in 2020 via SVP's Awards announcement video.

Watch now

Workshop | Advancing Shared Value | 1 Dec

Learn how to put shared value into practice. Don't miss SVP's final Advancing Shared Value workshop for 2020, facilitated by shared value expert Hugh Foley on 1 December via Zoom. 

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Watch now | Hybrid Metrics Webinar

In partnership with SVPHK, we take a deeper dive into SVI's new report Hybrid Metrics: Connecting Shared Value to Shareholder Value with co-author Mark Kramer. Explore how companies can combine social impact with standard measures of financial performance. 

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Climate Risk Webinar | BlackRock & QBE

We've captured the key insights from SVP's recent webinar Will the Climate Crisis Reshape Business and Finance? featuring sustainability experts Steve Monnier of BlackRock and Janette O’Neill of QBE.

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SVPHK's Creative Collision | 12 November

Recognising the urgent opportunity to reconvene the tri-sector community for the Great Reset, SVPHK will hold its second interactive non-conference CREATIVE COLLISION in person in Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong on 12 November.

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Shared value in the media

Catch up on relevant global news stories and reports here: 

Are Hybrid Metrics the final frontier in ESG disclosure? SVPHK, 2 November

To save the climate, we have to reimagine capitalism (video), TED Talks, October 

SA pushes to become the face of social innovation in Australia, Probono Australia, 28 October 

Transforming commerce: Leveraging social impact as a powerful sales tool, Forbes, 28 October

From mental health to credit risk, here are next big ESG topics, Bloomberg, 23 October 

Four ways to build a meaningful partnership, Probono Australia, 22 October

The return on purpose: Before and during a crisis (report), SSRN, 21 October 

Harnessing the power of shared value for employees, Independent Online, 21 October

The Future of Jobs Report 2020 (report), World Economic Forum, 20 October 

What investors need to know to embrace catalytic capital, SSIR, 19 October

Upcoming events

12 November

1 December 

Creative Collision Hong Kong

Advancing Shared Value Workshop

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