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2024 Masterclass Series

Masterclasses provide an education pathway for participants to build a deeper understanding of shared value theory and application by exploring real-world case studies. In a virtual classroom, unpack how creating shared value enables you to focus on material ESG issues in ways that advance society and deliver tangible value for your organisation.

You can do any one Masterclass, or all three. They are designed for senior practitioners and leaders from all business disciplines looking to understand the changing role of business.

Masterclasses run for 2 hours, with an optional 30 min reading room prior, plus 1 hour of pre-reading/pre-work in your own time.

Masterclass one: Shared Value as a Business Strategy

Wednesday 13th March, 9:30am – 11:30am 

Expert teacher: Mark Kramer, Co-Founder of Shared Value and Collective Impact, Senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, Supervisory Board Member for the World Benchmarking Alliance, Sustainability Advisor to Nestle (Switzerland) and Kimberley Clark (Dallas)

The first Masterclass in the series employs the Harvard case-study methodology. Participants will explore shared value as a strategic business approach, evaluating its capacity to generate both social impact and competitive advantage. This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from the founder himself.

Masterclass two: Implementing a Shared Value Business Strategy

Wednesday 29th May, 9:30am – 11:30am 

Expert teacher: Hugh Foley, shared value expert

Conducted by shared value expert and lecturer, Hugh Foley, this Masterclass delves into the intricacies of developing and implementing a shared value strategy. Explore the nuanced reality of navigating the unavoidable trade-offs and complexities inherent in striving to become a shared value organisation. Debate real world case-studies and leave feeling confident in how shared value strategy aids in identifying and navigating significant societal impacts.

Masterclass three: Innovation and Partnership

Thursday 22nd August, 9:30am – 11:30am

Expert teacher: Sarah Downie, CEO Shared Value Project

Our final Masterclass for 2024 will also adopt the Harvard Business School case-study approach and will explore the critical role of partnerships in creating shared value. After all, how can you solve a wicked problem on your own? Partnerships are critical in helping companies get closer to the problem but identifying the right partners and building the right approaches is never easy. Join this masterclass to rethink how you partner for impact.  This class will be led by SVP CEO, Sarah Downie.