Unlocking Shared Value

Address social problems at scale and unleash competitive power

The sustainability landscape is shifting – fast. Compliance with ESG standards is increasingly assumed and standardised; corporate social investment is reinventing itself in the form of business diplomacy; and leading organisations are exploring shared value tools to catalyse innovation and competitive power.

A shared value approach provides an exciting opportunity in an increasingly competitive landscape. Well beyond compliance and traditional corporate social responsibility, shared value is a business growth strategy. It drives growth by addressing societal challenges – at scale – as a business proposition.

Shared value strategies require us to rethink productivity across the value chain, re-conceive products and markets, and create enabling environments by partnering on cluster developments.

Shared value is a management strategy focused on companies creating measurable business value by identifying and addressing social problems that intersect with their business. The shared value framework creates new opportunities for companies, civil society organizations, and governments to leverage the power of market-based competition in addressing social problems.

The concept was defined in the Harvard Business Review article “Creating Shared Value” (January/February 2011), by Professor Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer.

This new, two-day immersive workshop is your chance to access shared value theory and more than 20 business innovative cases from across the world

What you will learn:

  • Deepen your understanding of today’s shifting competitive landscape
  • Discover new shared value tools and perspectives, in order to position your company’s response more effectively
  • Explore an approach to materiality that systematically considers Value drivers, societal Impacts, Leverage points, Risks, Opportunities and Stakeholder perceptions (VILROS™).

Your facilitator:

Jonathon Hanks of Incite
Founder and Director of Incite, Jonathon Hanks contributes to best practice sustainability and shared value strategy and reporting initiatives around the world. He has more than 20 years of experience in the business sustainability field, including qualifications in law and environmental management.

Incite is the first Shared Value Initiative affiliate in Africa. Incite have helped companies throughout Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia to grow their business and brand by creating shared value. Incite has collaborated with ACCSR since 2010 to offer innovative learning programs and consulting tools, including this latest workshop.

Participants say this about Jonathon’s past workshops in Australia:

“Great workshop with balanced mix of overview, group work, practical tools, discussion, and debate.”Kelvyn Eglinton, Regional Manager – Social Responsibility, Newmont

“Cutting edge thought leadership. Credible, inspirational and pragmatic.”Rob Carruthers, Change Management Consultant, Accenture Australia

“Fantastic!! Thanks for giving me the understanding of the tools to speak to different people in different ways.”

“Innovative thinking, useful case studies, humorous.”

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