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…

5 Ways to Find Your Work Tribe

If there is one thing you should know about me is that I love food and people. Any opportunity to find people and food is time well spent! I previously worked in a large corporate that seemed to have endless catered meetings with consistent (and delicious) leftovers. A food loving colleague and I saw this…

3 Things to Know About the B Corp Movement in Australia

In a full centre stage at Pausefest, Andrea De Almeida, Executive Director of B Lab ANZ excited the room with the buzz that it is not just possible to do good and make money, it is, in fact, the future of business. She was joined by a range of B Corp leaders including Stone and…

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…