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Insurers urged to invest in ‘shared value’

Insurance News, 03/07/2017

A new report encourages Australian insurers to adopt the shared-value concept and drive improvements to communities.

Time group insurers put heads together on mental health

Investment Magazine, 03/07/2017

A recent gathering, hosted by Investment Magazine and sponsored by AIA Australia, brought together 14 leaders from the superannuation, group insurance and mental health sectors. The group identified a major opportunity to improve collaboration and information sharing.

Shared value added $70 million to NAB's bottom line in 2016

Australian Financial Review, 03/07/2017

Companies may be able to build a continuing source of competitive advantage if their culture is imbued with a shared-value approach, according to National Australia Bank chairman Ken Henry.

Shared Value – how business is stepping up

The Guardian, 27/06/2017

From rising inequality to climate change, smart business models are helping share the load of finding sustainable solutions to today’s complex social challenges, leading innovators say.

Can Insurance Companies Incentivize Their Customers to Be Healthier?

Harvard Business Review, 23/06/2017

Insurers have a unique opportunity to align their commercial interests with encouraging preventive behaviors. By employing a “shared value” model, insurers, along with public services, can directly “monetize” better individual behavior as healthier or safer individual outcomes, lower claims costs, and improve risk pools, which can be translated into lower-priced premiums and a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

How H&M, Coca-Cola, Nike, IKEA & NAB are making a universal difference

The CEO Magazine, 15/06/2017

From sustainable innovation to malaria vaccination, these 7 companies are harnessing their skills and resources to make the world a better place writes Amanda Smuin.

CEFC tops up NAB’s Energy Efficient Bonus program with $180m

Ecogeneration, 06/06/2017

Corporation is committing an additional $180 million to the NAB Energy Efficient Bonus program, following its success in helping Australian businesses transform their energy use

World Vision soft launches investment fund

Financial Standard, 01/06/2017

World Vision is soft launching an endowment fund targeting the interests of institutional investors with the intention to divert their interests to a social purpose, deploying capital in the field and generating a return.

This Volunteer Organization From Down Under Teaches Businesses How To Keep From Going Under

Forbes, 31/05/2017

How SVP Member Australian Business Volunteers works with social enterprises to improve their offerings and business practices.

Ken Henry backs 'DIY infrastructure' by communities

Sydney Morning Herald, 01/06/2017

As population growth puts a growing strain on public facilities, former Treasury Secretary and Chairman on NAB Ken Henry says local communities and businesses should play a bigger role in developing infrastructure projects that do not rely on government.