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Opposing perspectives on creating shared value

  The idea that business can help society and profit from it at the same time troubles many people. The debate has been antagonistic at times, however there are signs that it is becoming more mature [see this piece in the FT by Thomas Dyllick]. As a practitioner

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Giving forward is more powerful than giving back

Giving forward appeals to our sense of community values and sounds nice in theory. However, it has much more power for business owners than they might think. If I could demonstrate that giving forward can drive high-performance in business would you be swayed? Furthermore, would you be

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Artists’ attack on corporate sponsorship presents a values dilemma

A group of artists ran a campaign to boycott the Biennale of Sydney after a sponsorship deal with Transfield Services was announced, due to its links with the management of offshore refugee detention centres. This action highlights the pros and cons of values-driven decisions. How do we

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Stop pretending CSR will save the world

Business-as-usual is crippling us. CSR-as-usual isn’t making much difference. The shared value mindset is a vehicle for resolving the tension between corporate and societal objectives. Shared value is gaining boardroom traction because it is about creating a new source of financial value for companies. Yes, it is

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We need translators for business community partnerships

  Business community partnership building is flavour of the month, but the truth is that they often don’t even get off the ground because of “language” barriers: stakeholders from the public, private and social sectors often have different ways of socialising and developing ideas. How can this

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