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Members

Shared Value Project membership is an opportunity to be part of the urgent shift towards using business as a force for good.

As a community, we have convened the region’s leading shared value practitioners, visionaries and brightest minds to help us innovate new solutions to shared social and environmental problems. We do this through education, networking events and by providing evidence around why shared value makes good business sense.

Find out how to become a member here.

Founding Members

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AIA Australia

AIA Australia (AIAA) is a proud founding member of the Shared Value Project and a true believer in the concept of Shared Value, which is why it’s embedded in their DNA and core to their strategy. Read more

AIAA is a life, health and wellbeing specialist with over 48 years of experience. They offer a range of products that protect the financial health and wellbeing of more than 3.8 million Australians.

Their vision is to champion Australia and New Zealand to be the healthiest and best protected nations in the world. They aim to achieve this by developing and delivering customer-led life, health and wellbeing propositions that help people live healthier, longer, better lives.

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IAG

IAG’s purpose means that whether you are a customer, partner, employee, shareholder or part of the communities IAG serves, IAG exists to ‘make your world a safer place’. IAG believes its purpose will enable it to become a more sustainable business over the long term and deliver stronger and more consistent returns for its shareholders. Read more

IAG is the parent company of a general insurance group with controlled operations in Australia and New Zealand. Its businesses underwrite more than $12 billion of premium per annum, selling insurance under leading brands, including: NRMA Insurance, CGU Insurance, SGIO, SGIC, and WFI in Australia and NZI, State, AMI and Lumley in New Zealand.

More than nine million Australians have been affected by a natural disaster or extreme weather event over the last 30 years. Through research, the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities has found that the total costs of natural disasters in Australia are forecast to more than double in real terms to $39 billion per year by 2050. IAG’s success is determined by how well it supports its customers to get back on their feet when disaster strikes. IAG sees that it has a responsibility to support the people and businesses it protects when they need them the most, and has the skills and experience to offer customers rapid support to help them recover. IAG also promotes disaster resilience and mitigation to help customers and communities be as prepared as possible for the risks they may face.

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NAB

Shared Value plays an important role in NAB’s ambition to serve customers well and help communities prosper for years to come. NAB recognises its responsibility to make good long-term decisions and help support a strong Australian economy into the future.  It is working towards this vision by tackling society’s biggest challenges with commercial responses, creating sustainable business practises and innovating for the future. Read more

NAB is a major commercial bank with more 34,000 colleagues serving approximately nine million customers who rely on NAB to deliver secure, easy and reliable banking services with branches and offices in more than 850 locations in Australia, New Zealand, London and New York. As Australia’s leading business and agricultural bank NAB has a unique responsibility to support businesses and farmers by acting for the long-term to deliver sustainable outcomes.

Sustainable business is good business. NAB acknowledges its responsibility to make good long-term decisions and help support a strong Australian economy into the future. That is how NAB will continue to serve customers well and help communities prosper for years to come. It is why NAB is investing now for a more prosperous future.

The long-term approach means NAB is focused on sustainability and tackling some of society’s biggest challenges where it can have the most positive impact. This includes responding to natural disasters, taking action on climate change and building financial health and resilience.

Adopting a shared value approach at NAB over many years has meant completely rethinking parts of the business, through innovative design of products and services, creating business value in new ways, developing new markets and attracting new customers, all while building advocacy and living its organisational values to be ‘more than money’.

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Nestlé

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company, driven by its purpose to unlock the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Nestlé works alongside its partners to embed shared value in everything that they do. Read more

Nestlé recognises the need to deliver solutions that meet people’s needs, address society’s challenges and generate economic value has never been more important. That is why creating shared value drives everything that they do.

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Optus

Optus is committed to creating shared value in their business to drive innovation and address social and environmental challenges. Read more

Optus is the second largest provider of telecommunications services in Australia in terms of revenue and employs more than 7,000 employees. As a fully integrated telecommunications provider to more than 10 million customers, Optus delivers a comprehensive range of telecommunications products and services including: mobile and fixed line telephony; broadband services; multimedia entertainment and technology services; satellite services; and converged business telecommunications applications and solutions.

Optus’ vision is to be Australia’s best loved everyday brand with lasting customer relationships and is committed to creating shared value in their business to drive innovation and address social and environmental challenges. Optus’ partnership with the Shared Value Project aims to advance their Future Makers to be more competitive and prosperous and support these social start-ups and enterprises to create value for business and the community.

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Enel Green Power

As a world leader in clean energy, at the forefront of integrating innovative technologies into renewable energy plants, Enel Green Power Australia aim to maximise the opportunities to created shared value within each community where they operate. Collaborating with communities and local stakeholders to improve the local social and economic context is central to their business model, which priorities sustainable actions and practices. Read more

Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power and renewables markets. It is the largest European utility by ordinary EBITDA, and is present in over 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with around 89 GW of installed capacity.

The vision of Enel is to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges as captured in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is also reflected in Enel’s corporate purpose: “Open Power for a brighter future. We empower sustainable progress”. More specifically, Enel has directed its activities towards mitigating climate change (SDG 13) through decarbonising the production and consumption of energy, while simultaneously extending access to affordable and clean energy (SDG 7). The vision and mission of the Enel Group is outlined here.

Enel’s renewables arm Enel Green Power is the world’s largest renewable private player, with around 50 GW of wind, solar, geothermal, and hydropower plants installed in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

Enel’s strategy pursues shared value creation through its focus on decarbonising energy generation and electrifying energy consumption. Through this dual focus Enel aims to create shared value through mitigating climate change and expanding energy access.

Enel uses the Creating Shared Value (CSV) model in all global business lines to put its purpose of empowering sustainable progress into action and advancing the global energy transition. As part of its strategic commitment to combat climate change, Enel is investing heavily into expanding its renewable energy generation capacity. When developing new renewable energy projects, Enel applies the CSV model to ensure that these projects generate shared value. Enel’s approach to CSV and methodology best outlined in Enel Sustainability Report 2020 (page 126), here.

In Australia, Enel Green Power, operates the 275 MW Bungala Solar Farm in South Australia and the 34 MW Cohuna Solar Farm in Victoria. Enel Green Power has a pipeline of further wind and solar projects under development across Australia.

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Ellis Jones

Ellis Jones works with clients to create shared value through business strategy, initiative design, communications, and impact measurement and evaluation. Read more

A pioneer of applying shared value thinking in Australia, Ellis Jones is a award-winning, multidisciplinary company with expertise in social and design research, business strategy, purpose definition and branding, behaviour change communication and impact framing and reporting. For over a decade, its consultants have been helping business, government and not-for profit organisations to identify and define shared value opportunities, developing strategic approaches to achieve and communicate impact.

Platinum Members

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Arup

From the start, creating shared value for society while making a profit for its people has been at the forefront of Arup’s decision making. Shared value filters through its overarching strategy to its day-to-day business. Read more

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Working in more than 140 countries, the firm’s designers, engineers, architects, planners, consultants and technical specialists work with our clients on innovative projects of the highest quality and impact.

Arup is acutely aware of its responsibility in designing and positively influencing the built environment as it strives to find a better way, and shape a better world.

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PwC

PwC is committed to connecting people, business, technology and ideas to forge collaborative solutions to solve important problems. Read more

As one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, PwC works with more than 5,000 clients, and is part of a global network that spans across 158 countries.

PwC helps its clients to embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into business strategies to realise new opportunities and sustainable growth. PwC helps future-proof businesses by helping them to put ESG at the core of their purpose and supports them on their transformation journey. And, PwC helps to establish and build marketplace trust and credibility through rigorous, transparent reporting and assurance programs.

PwC also has a specialist venture, called The Impact Assembly, which is designed to enable collaboration for social change. As a design and facilitation team, The Impact Assembly works with non-profit organisations, philanthropists, communities, and collectives of organisations across sectors to drive systemic change on big challenges and opportunities in our society.

Gold Members

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Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand works to advance equity and social justice, and to support communities to thrive. Read more

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand was established to address the critical, contemporary issues facing women, girls and families. Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand works to advance equity and social justice, and to support communities to thrive.

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Engineers Without Borders Australia

At Engineers Without Borders Australia, our purpose is to harness the potential of engineering to create an equitable reality for the planet and its people. Read more

Central to our mission is redefining the purpose and impact of engineering practice as a critical enabler of sustainable development. Our work in Education ensures that our future engineers develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to engineer sustainably. Our work in Engineering spans the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu and First Nations communities in Australia. We develop technology solutions to address real world issues alongside the people who are most impacted by these issues. And we practice, track and measure to prove our methods and feed learning back into the sector. We work with our network in Australia and internationally, with industry, governments, the academic sector, other for-purpose organisations and our community of EWB chapters, alumni and volunteers to share learning, to influence, and to drive our belief that the practice of conscious engineering is possible.

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EnergyAustralia

EnergyAustralia aims to play an active role in helping to solve the social issues that are important to their customers and the communities in which they serve. By doing so, they hope to create an environment where each group benefits, as we transition to a cleaner energy future and no one is left behind. Read more

EnergyAustralia provides gas and electricity to 2.4 million residential and business customer accounts in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Queensland. By making customers their priority, they are always looking for ways to incorporate shared value into our business.

EnergyAustralia supply customers with energy from wholesale markets and their own coal and gas-fired power stations and renewable energy sources. Their company purpose is to lead and accelerate the clean energy transformation for all. Meanwhile, they have a goal to be carbon neutral by 2050.

Through long-term renewable agreements that are worth almost $3 billion,EnergyAustralia underpins 7.5 per cent of the large-scale wind and solar projects in the National Electricity Market. They also give their customers the opportunity to offset their home emissions at no extra cost. The team is proud that Go Neutral remains the largest certified carbon neutral program for electricity customers in Australia.

In addition, EnergyAustralia is living its company values as the only major retailer who is a signatory to the Energy Charter. The Energy Charter is an industry-led initiative focused on embedding customer-centric culture and conduct in energy businesses to create real improvements in service delivery. Through the Energy Charter, EnergyAustralia shares best practices and collaborates on initiatives that aim to solve customer problems. They are also committed to supporting the communities in which their people live and work.

EnergyAustralia’s leading Workplace Giving program has one of Australia’s highest participation rates. Their employees, with matching by EnergyAustralia, have already raised over $1 million for charity partners and this was accomplished in less than three years.

EnergyAustralia recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the land on which they operate and the communities they serve. Through their Reconciliation Action Plan, their goal is to build working relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities more broadly.

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Republic of Everyone

Australia’s leading sustainability, impact and purpose specialists. Read more

Established in 2007, Republic of Everyone are Australia’s leading sustainability, impact and purpose specialists. Republic’s mission is to make doing good, good for business, which they do by working on projects and products that create clear benefits for people and the planet.

Republic of Everyone have been delivering shared value projects since they first opened their doors – so it’s always made sense for them to be part of the Shared Value Project in Australia. Republic have been proud members of the community since 2015.

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Melbourne Innovation Centre

Melbourne Innovation Centre is one of Victoria’s original and longest running business incubators. Its prime objective is to support start-up and growing businesses; offering affordable space and intensive support and mentoring Read more

Melbourne Innovation Centre’s business incubators are home to approximately 80 client businesses, ranging from horticulture, environmental technologies, and costume design to sculpture and agritech. Melbourne Innovation Centre works closely with the local government, economic development organisations, TAFEs and Universities to nurture and develop start-ups and small businesses. In turn, graduate businesses successfully enter the wider business community, supporting local economy and providing sustainable employment opportunities.

Melbourne Innovation Centre also oversees several high scale Government programs Australian Small Business Advisory Services, Bushfire Business Recovery Advisory Services and Partners in Wellbeing.

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Sydney Childrens Hospital’s Foundation

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Jobsbank

Jobsbank is an independent not-for-profit committed to social procurement and inclusive employment. Read more

We work with industry and government to support and enable organisational capacity in the social procurement and diversity and inclusion space. We offer a range of advisory, brokerage and advocacy services, linking employers with service providers working with jobseekers experiencing disadvantage, and helping employers to create workplaces where all staff can thrive.

We also connect organisations with a range of targeted social impact suppliers to meet social procurement objectives, such as social enterprises, Aboriginal-owned businesses, disability services and employment providers, community organisations and for-purpose employment agencies.

Shared value will help our society learn to meet these cohorts where they are, encouraging employers to be flexible, and enabling them to create genuinely inclusive workplaces.

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Infoxchange

Infoxchange is a not-for-profit social enterprise that has been delivering technology for social justice for over 30 years. With over 180 staff across Australia and New Zealand, we tackle the biggest social challenges through the smart and creative use of technology. Read more

We work with community, government and corporate partners to solve issues around homelessness, family violence, mental health and disability, as well as supporting Indigenous communities, women, youth and families.

Our products and services are used by over 25,000 government and community services. We provide the right tools to improve efficiency and deliver greater impact – from nation-wide service coordination systems to IT advice for individual organisations.

And through our work in digital inclusion and social innovation we use technology to empower people experiencing disadvantage, driving social inclusion and creating stronger communities. We believe no-one should be left behind in today’s digital world.

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KARI Foundation

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Associate Members

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TDi

The Difference Incubator (TDi) is a group of creative practitioners, entrepreneurs & innovators bringing together decades of success in building out social enterprises and impact driven ventures. Read more

TDi partners with business leaders and communities to create sustainable solutions for social issues where everyone can prosper. Through a basis of empathy, relationships and creativity TDi helps business leaders to create new models that are fundamentally good for business and genuinely addresses a social issue. Shared value is at the heart of TDi’s work.

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Dalberg

Dalberg is a strategy and design advisory firm focused on social impact and global development. Read more

Its mission is to mobilise effective responses to the most pressing issues facing the world. Dalberg works with senior decision-makers in corporations, governments, international public organisations and NGOs to help bring about change that contributes to lasting impact.

Dalberg’s network includes 30+ locations across Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East, serving 110+ countries, including Australia. The team combines a unique depth of social impact expertise, complementary capabilities such as human-centred design, and 20+ years of experience bringing global perspectives to local challenges.

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Hugh Foley Consulting

Hugh is one of Australia's leading shared value expert.  Read more

He has worked with Mark Kramer and Professor Michael E Porter, creators of the ‘shared value’ concept at FSG in the US (Boston and San Francisco).  Advising companies on all aspects of sustainability, he also teaches shared value theory at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales. Hugh sits on the Advisory Board of the Shared Value Project (Australia).

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Apricot Consulting

Australia’s leading organisational health consulting firm, we have a grand purpose, and it is to make the world a better place. Read more

Apricot Consulting is a global consulting firm that builds the health of leaders, teams, organisations, and the broader community.

We were founded in 2003 when our Founder identified the need for organisations to focus more intentionally on the human side of business. This belief has been reaffirmed by our years of experience in leadership training, executive coaching, culture change, change management, corporate social responsibility programs, and digital transformation.

Our unique methodology and data driven toolkits based on 7 key areas of health underpin and integrate all our services to ensure that businesses achieve an improvement in social and commercial outcomes.

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The Business Purpose Project

Phil Preston, is the author of several shared value case studies and the how-to book, Connecting Profit with Purpose. Read more

The Business Purpose Project (TBPP) helps executives and leaders navigate the shift to the purpose economy, primarily through consulting, facilitation, event production, communications and thought leadership services. In particular, TBPP focuses on both the technical and storytelling aspects required to shift mindsets and create buy-in for change.

Given that shared value is a powerful means for innovating with a purpose lens, organisations are being challenged to build their capability in this area. The founder of TBPP, Phil Preston, is the author of several shared value case studies and the how-to book, Connecting Profit with Purpose.

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Cred Consulting

At Cred, we are on a mission to create Complete Communities – communities that are engaged with each other, with decisions that affect them, and with the places and spaces around them. Read more

Cred Consulting is a people-first planning consultancy based in Sydney, creating better communities, places and cities.

We believe that our built environment, our natural environment and our social and cultural wellbeing are intertwined. We strive for communities, places and cities that are connected, beautiful and regenerative. We want to be good ancestors and ensure that we pass on to future generations an inheritance that improves on the one we have received.

Complete Communities are happy, active, diverse, inclusive, healthy, engaging, connected, safe, fun and resilient.

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DiUS

DiUS recognises shared value as a powerful concept for the organisation and their clients to support their ambitions in helping society make substantive progress whilst creating commercial value. Read more

DiUS is a software consultancy helping some of Australia’s leading companies innovate and grow. DiUS creates digital products to help organisations make an impact and prepare for tomorrow. DiUS helps their clients embrace the technology market and transforms customer experiences by introducing new ways of dreaming and delivering digital products.

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Q Social Impact

Q Social Impact helps organisations to create value in society and grow their competitive advantage.  Read more

Q Social Impact stands for a world where all people have a purpose, and where communities and businesses thrive.

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The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) makes Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting the country’s interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth. Read more

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. They work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia’s pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.

Individual Professional Members