The Shared Value Project is a regional community of practice committed to driving adoption and implementation of shared value strategies among leaders and companies, civil society, and government organisations in Australia.
This is an opportunity to learn more about the concept of shared value from Helen Steel, Executive Director of the Shared Value Project, and to hear from leaders in the space about their own shared value experiences.
Lisa Siganto from Social Scaffolding will lead a discussion to learn how Chris Newlan at Suncorp Group has aligned products in their brand portfolio to address both commercial and social issues, how Tim Surgenor and Datamotivate are helping to break the cycle of poverty in the Philippines, and how Fiona Nicholls implements the theory behind shared value into practice.
DATE: Monday 26 October
VENUE: Aurizon, Level 2, 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane
RSVP: Places are strictly limited. Click here for more information and to RSVP your attendance no later than COB Thursday 22 October
About the speakers
Lisa Siganto co-founded Social Scaffolding with Andrew Hamilton in 2015. After many years as a corporate strategy consultant implementing value based management philosophy and framework both here and in the USA, Lisa moved to the Not for Profit sector in 2002. Since then she has been working on creating systemic change through good business partnerships and social investment with a strong focus on Education and Employment. Lisa has been the Qld Director of Social Ventures, the CEO of Stronger Smarter Institute for Indigenous Education, Partner at Deloitte and is currently on the Boards of Mercy Partners and the Qld College of Teachers.
Helen Steel was appointed Executive Director of the Shared Value Project in February 2014 to drive the adoption and implementation of shared value strategies among leading companies in Australia. She brings 20 years of international experience and leadership across government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors to the role. With an extraordinary scope of work in business development, stakeholder engagement, membership campaigns, strategic collaboration, events management and cultural and knowledge exchange programs, Helen is known for her ability to harness opportunities and build networks of influence to shape positive change.
Chris Newlan is Suncorp Personal Insurance’s Head of Strategy. Chris’s role spans many of Australia’s most prominent insurance brands including AAMI, GIO, Apia and Shannons. Chris is responsible for the development of Suncorp’s strategic plan for its largest business division addressing new markets, solutions and services that capitalises on the company’s assets and brands. Chris also leads the development of Suncorp’s shared value blueprint which seeks to develop business models that address both commercial and social issues concurrently.
Tim Surgenor is a Director of DataMotivate, an ‘Impact Sourcing’ Business Process Outsourcing firm established in partnership with local Philippines NGO’s including World Vision. With shared value as a core principle, DataMotivate provides excellence in outsourced business services to large corporates whilst creating sustainable employment for those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, helping break the cycle of poverty existing in those communities.
Fiona Nicholls encompasses nearly 30 years in the global resources industry. Fiona has long been at the forefront of progress in the field of sustainable development, directing strategies to identify and address the operational and product risks from external environmental factors and to enable mutual value opportunities with the host community of projects, she has worked to implement the theory behind sustainable development and shared value concepts. Fiona served as Vice President of External Relations for Rio Tinto’s Energy business before establishing her own advisory business, F.N. Sustainability Pty Ltd in 2014.