On behalf of the Shared Value Project, I am delighted to announce that we have formalised our relationship with the Shared Value Initiative and are now the exclusive Regional Partner in Australia, and the first global Regional Partner of the Initiative. This will see us working collaboratively to raise awareness and build a global community of shared value practice. As the peak Australian practice body for shared value, we believe this partnership will heighten our ability to advance the adoption and the practice of shared value here in Australia.
The focus of the Shared Value Project is to create a local community of leaders, companies and other supporting organisations who are committed to practicing shared value, while the Initiative will provide the global perspective and expertise, as well as a platform for highlighting the region’s shared value activities.
We are also delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Kramer, FSG Managing Director and ‘Creating Shared Value’ co-founder to our Board of Directors and look forward to having his input into shaping the growth and development of the Shared Value Project.
The Shared Value Project was established as a forum in November 2011 to explore the shared value concept, and after experiencing escalating demand it was incorporated in February this year with the appointment of an experienced Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Executive Team. It is now the leading representative organisation for companies and individuals creating shared value in Australia.
The benefits of the partnership are two-fold, complimenting both the Project and Initiative’s commitments, enabling collaborations on projects, providing access to each other’s resources, and cross promoting initiatives, events, research, and publications. This will create a unique set of offerings for both groups’ members, partners, and broader networks, and will help to accelerate the development of shared value in the Australian business community, and influence the acceleration of shared value as a global movement.
Executive Director, Shared Value Project