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Research and reports

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.

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.

2015 Nestlé in Society - Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments


The Nestlé in society report, published alongside our 2015 Annual Report, gives insights into the company’s progress in the areas of nutrition, water and environmental and social sustainability.

Social Innovation: A Guide to Achieving Corporate and Societal Value

World Economic Forum

As a central effort in the Global Challenge Initiative on Economic Growth and Social Inclusion, this is a “how to guide” for companies to create social and business value. Drawn from a series of workshops and interviews with more than 35 executives from leading companies, and guided by the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation, this guide offers an action framework. The report includes the Coles and SecondBite partnership as stand out example of partnership design for how they successfully identified synergies across both their value chains, and converted this into a feasible business model. The partnership is one of the first local examples of shared value that we promoted, and we congratulate Elaine Montegriffo, Ian Carson and the Coles and SecondBite teams for this worldwide recognition.

10th Annual LBG Annual Review of Community Investment

LBG Australia & NZ, 2015

Our member LBG Australia and New Zealand has celebrated their 10th anniversary and released their Annual Review of Corporate Community Investment. The report presents clear indicators that community investment is no longer ‘a nice to have’ but rather a non-negotiable aspect of core business, and that strategies for creating shared value are a priority for corporates companies.

Strategy and Measurement – Towards Lead Practice in Community Investment

Karrikins Group, 2015

In this paper, Karrikins Group draws together up-to-the minute research, inspiring case studies, first-hand experience and insights of experts in a punchy, digestible format to hep practitioners of community investment maximise the social impact and business value of what they do.

Creating shared value through inclusive business strategies

CSR Asia, 2015

This paper demonstrates how it is possible to create shared value through inclusive business (IB) strategies and outlines practical steps which can be taken to develop an effective IB strategy. It lays out the rational for inclusive business and how a company can use its value chain to create opportunities for poor people and communities. It contains numerous case examples from developing countries.

The Case for Incentivising Health: Using behavioural economics to improve health and wellness

AIA Australia

Two in three Australians are currently overweight or obese and chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the country. These preventive health challenges affect all sectors in Australia, including the life insurance industry. Read more about how AIA Australia is working to address these problems through AIA Vitality.