Reflections on #SVF16

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With the Shared Value Leadership Summit just around the corner (watch out NYC), we thought we’d reflect on the 2016 Shared Value Forum held here in Australia in April. This year, more than 170 leaders from business, government and the social sector came together with #SVF16 partners NAB, IAG, DFAT and AFR BOSS to re-imagine how businesses can partner for change. Hosted by our client the Shared Value Project, the event attracted an exciting line up of local and international speakers, case studies and interactive sessions.

Put simply, shared value is a way to reimagine social problems as business opportunities.

Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision and one of the great speakers on the day said: “I think shared value gives us the best hope…the great challenges facing us really need shared value”.

Our key takeaway from the day was the high level of confidence within the Australian business community in shared value as a framework and a strategy.

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