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Shared Value Initiative Mapping Tool

Problem: It is often hard to understand how to create shared value initiatives with an existing product portfolio. Opportunity: Mapping existing initiatives against perceived social and business value can identify previously unseen opportunities. If you want to know more about shared value, check out our post explaining shared value and why it matters here. Check…

What is Shared Value and Why Does it Matter?

The range of social and environmental issues continue to evolve which will not just impact our lives, but also the course of business growth. Government and charities have long been seen as the entities who were best placed to solve social and environmental issues. However, the pace of this change means that Government and charities…

5 Insights From SVP Hong Kong’s Purpose and Profit Discussion

How can companies communicate their purpose and positive social impact in a way that is authentic, genuine and meaningful? Is it possible or will consumer cynicism always reign supreme?This was the topic of a Shared Value Project Hong Kong panel I spoke at recently. Other panelists included:- Genevieve Hilton (Head of External Communications & Corporate…

The 3 Mindsets That Have Shaped Social Change in the Office

Can businesses really do good for society AND maintain profit?! This is the emerging question that is on the minds of leaders globally. Today we explore the evolution of the role of business and why the next wave of growth matters for both business and society. Key points: The mindset of business leaders is starting…

Philippe Guichard: Designing For the Greater Good [Interview]

'In school, I was called 'the original', because I didn't really fit in anywhere.' Philippe Guichard, an award-winning Industrial Designer reflected as we sat in a busy Nursery Cafe in Coburg, Melbourne. Although at the time being a misfit was hard, he has used it to his advantage and built a career outside the box.…

A Purpose Powered Product [case study]

At the 2019 Pausefest in Melbourne Australia, CEO of local company Bellroy, Andy Fallshaw sat on a panel discussing the use of design to increase human connection. His perspectives ranged from how the design of their products can facilitate conversations to the importance of driving a purpose led organisation to benefit people, planet and profit.…

Driving Productivity With Top Talent [The business case series #2]

The first article in the series of building the social innovation business case explored how social innovation can help a company unlock their purpose in a practical and tangible way. This is important because it is a key driver for recruiting the next generation of high-quality employees. This article will delve into the challenge of attracting and…

Unlocking Real Purpose [The business case series #1]

In principle, many of us believe that bringing a social element into core business strategy is the right thing to do. However, it can often be difficult to understand and quantify the importance to the bottom line. In a series of articles, we will develop the business case for social innovation. The first article explores…

The Shocking Truth About the Next Frontier in Business

The pace of change globally is having an incredible impact on business. Their lifespans are shorter than ever before and much of the commentary drills down to the reason of digital disruption. This may partially be true, but there is an even more important undercurrent we need to explore. The truth is that without a…