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 … More What is Shared Value and Why Does it Matter?

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

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 … More The 3 Mindsets That Have Shaped Social Change in the Office

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

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 … More Unlocking Real Purpose [The business case series #1]