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Apply for Organisation of the Year

This award recognises corporate organisations where shared value has been, or is being, adopted and embedded as part of the organisation’s broader business strategy. The organisation is purpose-led and shared value has clear support and endorsement from senior leadership. There is an appreciation of the importance of engagement across all levels within the organisation. A variety of shared value projects and initiatives are being explored or developed and they demonstrate the potential for shared value to become business as usual within the organisation.

Organisations have demonstrated the following:

Development of a shared value culture

  • The organisation is purpose-led and has clear intention of using shared value principals.
  • The organisation’s leadership is committed to the development of a shared value approach or the development of shared value solutions.
  • The organisation is creating a culture designed to regularly create, nurture and develop game-breaking or pattern-breaking ideas as a function of business.
  • The organisation has demonstrated inventiveness and originality through the application of a ‘big idea’ and/or business model.
  • The organisation has dramatically improved upon an existing process or has solved a common customer problem.
  • Systems are put in place to spur continuous shared value innovation across the company.

Contribution to the shared value community and knowledge sharing

There is a strong culture of shared value within the organisation and well-thought-out efforts to upskill employees and other stakeholders across the organisation.

  • The organisation has a clear commitment to sharing knowledge gained through their shared value practices.
  • The organisation contributes to broader discussions across the shared value community.

Opportunity for scalability

  • There is a clear opportunity to take the solution(s) being led by the organisation to scale.
  • The organisation has demonstrated the potential to address a significant social issue on a national or global scale.

Strong measurement

  • There is a clearly defined and realistic measurement approach included as part of the shared value activity within the organisation.
  • The measurement of shared value activity is integrated and relative to core business reporting.
  • The organisation is measuring both business and economic, and societal impact.
  • The organisation has set realistic performance targets.
  • The organisation has implemented the appropriate processes to collate the data required for measurement.

Clear economic benefits while addressing significant social issues

  • There is a clear economic impact that is being derived or will be derived from the organisation’s overall shared value strategy and activities.
  • For corporate organisations the potential would involve increased profit for the business while civil society organisations would gain service improvements or funding efficiencies.
  • The shared value activity addresses a significant social issue relevant to the organisation’s core business, which is clearly defined and articulated.
  • For corporate organisations, the shared value project or initiative has the potential to offer the company a competitive advantage.
  • They have demonstrated the commercial success of their shared value activities or demonstrated a high probability of imminent commercial success.

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 - Shared Value Organisation of the Year

  • Primary contact

  • About your organisation

  • Provide a brief overview, or 'elevator pitch' of your organisation's approach to shared value including your overall objective, partnerships, and the social and business value created. Please note this will be used in promotional materials. (max. 100 words)
  • How is your organisation leading through shared value?

  • Clearly describe the evolution of shared value within your organisation including the organisational priorities addressed by adopting a shared value strategy and how it is linked with your organisation’s overall strategy. (max. 300 words)
  • Clearly describe the social issue(s) your shared value programs/initiatives are attempting to address and explain why solving/alleviating this issue is important to your business and the broader society and how addressing this social issue will offer your organisation a competitive advantage (max. 300 words)
  • Outline your shared value approach including the team responsible for developing and delivering the shared value strategies. Include an outline of solutions (product, service or program) you have developed or partnerships you have established, what activities have been completed and what activities are planned as part of this shared value project or initiative. (max. 300 words)
  • Outline your organisation's approach to the measurement of economic and social impact. Include any results to date from shared value programs or initiatives and articulate the potential for scaling the programs. (max. 300 words)
  • Clearly outline your business model including organisational structure and where responsibility for shared value sits. Include how you have or are planning to embed a purpose-led culture across the organisation, the engagement with senior leaders and how the organisation contributes to broader discussions in the shared value community (max. 300 words) Please upload supporting documentation to demonstrate how your organisation is creating a purpose-led culture, as agreed upon by your organisation e.g. a Shared Value Charter, your company manifesto, a letter from the CEO, a purpose scorecard.
  • 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