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Apply for Investing in Shared Value Award

The inaugural Investing in Shared Value Award celebrates a project using financial investment as a means to create a shared value outcome. The winning project or organisation will demonstrate a robust ESG approach that maximises the performance of the financial and social outcomes. The winning project or organisation will have a strong focus on measurement and a defined program to deliver the intended results. The project or organisation will demonstrate the potential to address a significant social issue on a national or global scale.

Clear financial returns while addressing a social issue

  • There is a clear economic impact that is being derived or will be derived from the project or initiative.
  • The project or initiative addresses a relevant and significant social issue, which is clearly defined and articulated.
  • The project or initiative has the potential to offer the company a competitive advantage.
  • The organisation has demonstrated the commercial success of the investment project or demonstrated a high probability of its imminent commercial success.

Strong measurement

  • There is a clearly defined and realistic measurement approach included as part of the shared value project/initiative.
  • The project is measuring both business and economic, and societal impact.
  • The project has set realistic performance targets.
  • The project has implemented the appropriate processes to collate the data required for measurement.

Opportunity for scalability

  • The project/initiative demonstrates the potential to address a significant social issue on a national or global scale.
  • There is a clear opportunity to take the solution(s) to scale. 

To apply:

  1. Complete and submit the form below referring to the above criteria. Applications will only be accepted via the form below.
  2.  Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to pay the administration fee(s).
  3. Your application is finalised once your payment has been received.

Before submitting your application, please refer to the terms and conditions of the Awards.

Please note; confidentiality of all information will be maintained and information will only be published with approval from the entrant.

2020 Shared Value Awards application - Investing in Shared Value Award

  • Primary contact

  • About your organisation

  • Provide a brief overview or 'elevator pitch' of your shared value project/initiative including your overall objective, relevant partners, and the social and business value created. Please note this will be used in promotional materials. (100 words)
  • What is your shared value investment project?

  • What makes your project or initiative a leading example of a shared value collaboration?

  • Clearly describe the economic opportunity or competitive advantage which is derived from your shared value project or initiative and how it is linked with your organisation’s overall strategy (max. 300 words)
  • Clearly describe the social issue your program is trying to address and explain why solving/alleviating this social issue is important to your business and broader society (max. 300 words)
  • Describe the solutions (product, service or program) you have developed to address the problem stated above including details of the collaboration or partnership (max. 300 words)
  • Describe who will benefit from this shared value project/initiative, how are you reaching them and what is the potential for increasing reach through scalability. (max. 300 words)
  • Outline what activities have been completed and what activities are planned as part of this shared value project or initiative (max. 300 words)
  • Describe the specific methods and indicators you are using to measure program success and implementation. Include both economic and social measures (max. 300 words)
  • Where possible, outline the tangible business results to date to demonstrate the success and sustainability of the shared value project or initiative (max. 250 words)
  • Please provide relevant documentation to support claims made in this application.

  • Supporting documents must be uploaded as a single PDF or a ZIP file.
    Accepted file types: pdf, jpeg, jpg, zip.
  • Official endorsement