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Research

A collection of research crowd-sourced from top thinkers in the shared value community.

10th Annual LBG Annual Review of Community Investment

LBG Australia & NZ, 2015

Our member LBG Australia and New Zealand has celebrated their 10th anniversary and released their Annual Review of Corporate Community Investment. The report presents clear indicators that community investment is no longer ‘a nice to have’ but rather a non-negotiable aspect of core business, and that strategies for creating shared value are a priority for corporates companies.

Strategy and Measurement – Towards Lead Practice in Community Investment

Karrikins Group, 2015

In this paper, Karrikins Group draws together up-to-the minute research, inspiring case studies, first-hand experience and insights of experts in a punchy, digestible format to hep practitioners of community investment maximise the social impact and business value of what they do.

Creating shared value through inclusive business strategies

CSR Asia, 2015

This paper demonstrates how it is possible to create shared value through inclusive business (IB) strategies and outlines practical steps which can be taken to develop an effective IB strategy. It lays out the rational for inclusive business and how a company can use its value chain to create opportunities for poor people and communities. It contains numerous case examples from developing countries.

The Case for Incentivising Health: Using behavioural economics to improve health and wellness

AIA Australia

Two in three Australians are currently overweight or obese and chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the country. These preventive health challenges affect all sectors in Australia, including the life insurance industry. Read more about how AIA Australia is working to address these problems through AIA Vitality.

Investing for Shared Value: A framework to assess results for business and society

LBG (UK) and Corporate Citizenship, 2015

This paper proposes a new framework for shared value and presents a companion assessment too. The framework defines what shared value activity is, with criteria for inclusion, and the tool provides guidelines for valuation. The paper especially draws on the work of of Barclays, BT, Co-operative Group, Diageo, GSK, Royal Bank of Scotland, SABMiller and Unilever, who came together to help LBG explore ways to define and measure the investments they are making in business activities with high social impacts. Find out more about LBG Australia & New Zealand.

Ministerial Statement on Engaging the Private Sector in Aid and Development: Creating Shared Value Through Partnership

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), 2015

Engaging the Private Sector: Creating Shared Value Through Partnership invites business to work with the Australian Government to collaborate with the aid program and implement sustainable solutions that tackle development challenges whilst delivering commercial returns. The Strategy recognises the private sector as a driver of economic growth, incomes and jobs, and as a partner for government to achieve more effective and sustainable aid outcomes.

2015 ‘State of Shared Value in Australia’ survey report

Shared Value Project & Social Ventures Australia, 2015

The Shared Value Project and Social Ventures Australia present the findings from the inaugural ‘State of Shared Value in Australia’ survey. This first ever survey targeted a combination of ASX 100 companies and organisations with a demonstrable experience or interest in creating shared value to develop a baseline understanding of the current state of shared value in Australia.

Shared Value in Australia

Social Outcomes, 2015

Shared Value in Australia describes how our unique market and context will drive uptake from pioneering Australian businesses who have identified the opportunity to grow their business, markets, and revenue streams – through innovations that reduce social and environmental problems.

Business Strategy Reimagined: A Paradigm Shift Based on ‘Creating Shared Value’

Dr Ingo Böbel, International University of Monaco, 2015

In this paper, Dr Bobel discusses the changing nature of business strategy itself, and how we have seen a paradigm shift to ‘Strategy 2.0’, focusing on the ultimate business goal of making a “good scalable profit” lead by the shared value movement. Dr Bobel refers to examples of this transition in practice with global case studies and references the work of the Shared Value Initiative and shared value activity in Australia.

Extracting with Purpose: Creating Shared Value in the Oil and Gas and Mining Sectors’ Companies and Communities

FSG, 2014

This research highlights how companies in the oil, gas and mining fields can create shared value by pursuing opportunities that tie business success to the prosperity of host communities and countries, often working in collaboration with governments, multilateral institutions, not-for-profit organisations, and even competitors. Actual examples from a range of operators—Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Chevron, Pacific Rubiales, Shell, and more—illustrate a menu of opportunity for the sector and its key players.