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Taking shared value forward means staying informed of the latest developments in the purpose sector. That is why we collate the most recent research from our region and beyond to keep your finger on the pulse.

Nestlé in Society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments 2016


The Nestlé in society report, published alongside the company’s 2016 Annual Report, gives insights into the company’s progress in the areas of nutrition, water and environmental and social sustainability. Nestlé’s 42 commitments featured in the report guide their collective efforts to meet specific objectives. Driven by their company purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future, they have defined three overarching ambitions which will guide their work towards achieving our 2020 commitments and supporting the achievement of the UN Sustainabile Development Goals.

More Than 900 Examples of How Climate Change Affects Business

Harvard Business School

MBA students participating in Harvard Business School’s Climate Change Challenge offer ideas on how companies can negate impacts from a changing environment.

Financial Inclusion Action Plan for 2017


NAB has released their 2017 Financial Inclusion Action Plan, it details the activities the organisation is taking to tackle financial exclusion and improve the financial resilience of customers and the community, especially people on low incomes. Along with 11 other organisations, NAB have joined the Financial Inclusion Action Plan program developed by Good Shepherd Microfinance and partners EY, Centre for Social Impact and the Australian Government.

The SDG Compass

UN Global Compact

A guide for companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the realisation of the SDGs. The SDG Compass presents five steps that assist companies in maximising their contribution to the SDGs: understanding the SDGs, defining priorities, goal setting, integrating sustainability and reporting.

SDG Industry Matrix

UN Global Compact

These industry reports showcase industry-specific examples and ideas for corporate action related to the SDGs including opportunities for shared value. Presented in a series of publications, each matrix highlights bold pursuits and decisions made by diverse companies for each SDG.

Benchmarking Impact: Australian Impact Investment Activity and Performance Report 2016

Impact Investing Australia

The first data-set of Australian impact investments has revealed a diverse market that is delivering positive financial returns and impacting the lives of tens of thousands of people, through job creation, disability support, education and renewable energy generation, among other outcomes. Released by Impact Investing Australia, Benchmarking Impact: Australian Impact Investment Activity and Performance Report 2016 presents the findings from analysis of impact investment activity and performance data for a data-set of Australian impact investments active as at 30 June 2015, with a total product value of $1.2 billion.

The Ecosystem of Shared Value

Harvard Business Review

In ‘The Ecosystem of Shared Value‘, FSG’s Mark Kramer and Marc Pfitzer argue that to overcome these barriers, businesses must initiate collective impact efforts that involve all players in their ecosystem. The article, published in Harvard Business Review, examines the 5 principles of collective impact and explores how Norway-based manufacturer Yara and the retail giant Walmart are using this approach to not only advance social progress, but also find economic opportunities that their competitors miss.

Collaborative Strategies for In-Country Shared Value Creation: Framework for Extractive Projects


The Framework is an operational tool offering guidance on actionable steps for harnessing non-renewable natural resources to build competitive, diversifi ed, and sustainable economies in a scalable manner. It presents a practical guide on how host governments, extractives industries and civil society can work together in a structured and systematic way to enable in-country shared value creation and advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Framework transcends sectoral boundaries and focuses on strategies to foster coherence, sequencing, and effective co-ordination for integrated policymaking, and suggests monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to assess progress and impact over time. The actionable steps are addressed to governments, industry, and civil society clearly articulating their respective roles for improved collaboration, mutual respect and accountability.

Creating Shared Value Through Integrated Conservation and Development Projects

CSR Asia

CSR Asia in partnership with Conservation International are pleased to announce the publication of a new report on “Creating Shared Value Through Integrated Conservation and Development Projects”. It highlights new business opportunities that can be created through conservation initiatives that combine the protection of nature with the improvement of people’s livelihoods.

2016 BACS Good Business Egg Report

BACS New Zealand

Business and Community Shares (BACS) is a trusted partner in facilitating the sharing of skills, knowledge, resources and wisdom between community organisations and businesses to tackle issues in New Zealand society to better enable communities to thrive. The BACS Good Business Egg Awards recognises examples of best practice chosen in three CSR categories: health and well-being, education and skills, and community empowerment.