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Why Save the Children created a role called ‘Director, Shared Value’

October 9, 2013

Paul Ronalds is CEO of Save the Children Australia. He is one of Australia’s leading voices on poverty eradication and international development. His diverse background encompasses senior executive roles in government, the private sector and domestic and international non-government organisations (NGOs).

From co-founding one of Australia’s first online companies to assisting tsunami-affected people in Sri Lanka, his experience gives him unique insights into some of the world’s most significant social, economic and political challenges.

Last month, Paul Ronalds, made a decision and a statement. He chose to create a role called ‘Director, Shared Value’. This is why.

“Nearly all of the problems Save the Children is seeking to solve, either here in Australia or overseas, require a multi-sector approach – with government, the private sector and civil society working together to develop sustainable solutions.

Such an approach will only work where interests are aligned and value is shared so that the necessary long term commitment can be made.

To send a clear signal externally that this will be our approach and ensure internally that we adopt this mindset, we decided to name our corporate engagement role ‘Director, Shared Value’.”

More on Paul here.

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