The Shared Value Project leadership team and a cohort of our members and local shared value practitioners are currently representing Australia in New York for the highly anticipated 2015 Shared Value Leadership Summit: Business at it’s Best in New York. Facilitated by the Shared Value Initiative, the Summit gathers the world’s leading thinkers and doers of shared value to deliver the ‘how-to’ of building a shared value strategy that truly showcases business at its best. Participants will share best strategies and roll up their sleeves to generate new business solutions to social issues, reimagining the role of business in society and the nature of competitive advantage. This is shared value leadership. #SVLeaders
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Our Executive Director Helen Steel shares her key highlights and takeaways from the summit throughout the week.
Summit Day 1 | Tuesday 12 May | The ‘Why’ of Shared Value
1. Professor Michael Porter kicked off the day. “All great strategies require you to not do things. You can’t meet every need. You have to decide what you’re not going to do”.
2. Bendigo & Adelaide Bank’s Chair Robert Johanson sharing the stage with Shared Value Project Chair, Peter Yates AM discussing the importance of regional champions to support the growth of the shared value movement globally.
3. 1st Shared Value Storyteller Session from Zoe Piper, Co-founder and Director of Ecolour leading the way with the production of shared value, toxin free paint from Australia. We think Ecolour has now gone global!
4. A powerful session exploring the empowerment of women from all socio-economic backgrounds. What wins could result? Investment in women’s health? Banks focusing on women clients? Gender equality? Corporate sector pay attention: women are powerful consumers!
5. The final session of the day with Adrian Gore, Chief Executive of the Discovery Group leading by example with Vitality, a shared value insurance model that makes society healthier, also available in Australia from Shared Value Project founding member AIA Australia.
Summit Day 2 | Tuesday 3 May | The ‘How’ of Shared Value