What is shared value?

By Naki B. Mendoza 12 June 2015

Devex Impact asked a number of executives from across several industries how they define shared value in this video.

From philanthropy to corporate social responsibility, sustainability to shared value, the way companies describe their social initiatives can imply vastly different methods and approaches.

At the Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York last month, Devex Impact Associate Editor Adva Saldinger asked a group of executives from a range of industries to define what shared value means for their organization.

Watch this video to find out what they had to say.

How do you define shared value in your organization? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

Devex, in partnership with the Shared Value Initiative, FSG and Global Impact, is examining how the world’s largest international nongovernmental organizations are transitioning their partnership strategies from traditional corporate partnerships to more scalable initiatives. We’ll look at how these initiatives accelerate both social impact and a business return on investment, while highlighting engagement in shared value during this special series “The Future of International NGOs.” Join the conversation using #FutureINGO.

About the author

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Naki is a former reporter for Devex Impact based in Washington, D.C., where he covered the intersection of business and international development. Prior to Devex he was a Latin America reporter for Energy Intelligence covering corporate investments and political risks in the region’s energy sector. His previous assignments abroad have posted him throughout Europe, South America and Australia.


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