It’s a wrap for Day 1 of the Shared Value Leadership Summit and, looking over my notes in my AirBnb apartment, I thought the best way to summarise the day was to put out ten questions or issues that arose:
- Is it okay for companies to profit from social initiatives (and is it okay for governments and NGOs to let them)?
- How could or should a business prioritise the social issues it attempts to tackle?
- Which companies are transforming their shared value activities from projects or initiatives to implementing enterprise-wide programs?
- How have some companies been re-purposing and reflecting it in their mission statements?
- What is the last big frontier for the shared value community?
- How has Coca-cola created superior “value” from its Colletivo programs in Brazil?
- Should shared value initiatives be structurally protected within an enterprise and why?
- What is the nature of the hard-core “efficacy” adopted by Pearson?
- Why has Unilever taken an interest in Upworthy?
- How did Veolia disrupt the business model for water utilities?
There’s a mouth-watering set of questions … in my view anyway!
Posting by Phil Preston who transforms the way we connect with communities. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org